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Online Nationals

The top scoring teams in the small, medium, and large school categories 

will be invited to participate in the National Online Competition.

Awards and scholarships are available for online participants nationwide!

National online competitions are not available to the team advancing to the USAD National competition.


2016 Online Nationals Results


2016 National Online Competition

Division (II) Medium: Des Moines North High School qualified to participate in the medium school Division II of Academic Decathlon’s Online Nationals. With a score of 20,584.4, they were able to secure 11th in the nation! Varsity student, Rose Wallace-Smith, walked away with three medals: bronze in literature and gold in science & mathematics! Well done, Des Moines North!!!

Division (III) Small: South Central Calhoun had a great year in Academic Decathlon. Due to their strong finish at Iowa’s state competition, they were given the opportunity to represent Iowa in the National Small School Online Competition. Out of 14 other small schools across the nation, they were able to snag 3rd place in Division III with a score of 28,175.3! Along with that honor, South Central Calhoun also gathered numerous individual awards. Honors student, Kjersti Olson, received bronze in music and silver in science. Scholastic student, Deianeira Grage, received silver in both art and social science. Jordan Ludwig, a varsity student, earned a bronze in music. Varsity student, Jacob Stephenson, brought home five individual medals: bronze in music & social science, silver in art, and gold in science and economics! Outstanding job, Southern Central Calhoun!!!




2015 National Online Competition

Division Large: Johnson High placed 6th out of 11 schools in their division of the online competition. Along with their respectable finish, Ethan Niu received gold in mathematics at the scholastic level.

Division Medium: North High Placed 10th out of 14 schools in their division of the online competition.

Division Small: South Central Calhoun placed 5th out of 16 schools in their division of the online competition. Their finish was accompanied with a handful of individual awards. Blake Fonken received bronze in the social science category. R.J. Schneider took bronze in art and social science. Jacob Stephenson came away with 3 medals...silver in science and social science and bronze in economics.

Individual Qualifier: Joseph Tibbs, a Honors member of Iowa Falls-Alden, had the opportunity to compete at the national level this year due to his outstanding personal score from the state competition. Out of all the individual Honors students participating at nationals, Joseph ranked 8th in the nation! He also took gold in the essay and science categories. Congrats!


2014 National Online Competition

Division I: Iowa City West placed 6th out of 12 schools in the online competition. Stephen Bork was the highest scoring individual on the team. He took first place in the honors division for essay. Vikraman Aravamudhan earned third place in the scholastic division for economics and third place for essay. Michael Dlouhy earned third place in the varsity division for economics and third place for mathematics.

Division II: Grundy Center/Dike-New Hartford placed 8th out of 16 schools in the online competition. Dallas Hildebrand was the highest scoring individual on the team. He earned third place in the scholastic division for mathematics. Nicole Weissenfluh earned third place in the honors division for essay.

Division III: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn placed 10th out of 13 schools in the online competition. Benjamin Geadelmann was the highest scoring individual on the team. Sam Freestone earned second place in the varsity division for language and literature and first place for mathematics. Emily Wachendorf placed second in the varsity division in mathematics. Zach Oneal earned third place in the varsity division in mathematics.


2013 National Online Competition

Division I: Iowa City West placed 6th out of 9 schools in the Large School Online Competition. An individual medal went to Ivan Ye for second place in math.

Division II: Des Moines North placed 10th out of 13 schools in the Medium School Online Competition. Individual medals went to Julius Tembe for first place in economics, second place in science, and third place in social science and Clark Reimers for second place in economics.

Division III: South Central Calhoun placed 7th out of 14 schools in the Small School Online Competition. Individual medals went to Kirby Olson for second place in economics and Zach Stewart for first place in language and literature and third place in math!!