Highland Prep is part of the Arizona Academic Decathlon. HP’s Academic Decathlon is open to all 9th through 12th grade students who have a competitive spirit and are interested in learning a myriad of topics. Nine members, comprised of three Honor (“A”) students, three Scholastic (“B”) students, and three Varsity (“C”) students, will be chosen to represent the school at the regional competition. The Arizona Academic Decathlon is a scholastic competition for teams of high school students and just like its ancient Greek counterpart, the Academic Decathlon® consists of ten events. The ten events in which students will compete are: art, economics, impromptu essay, an interview, language & literature, mathematics, music, science, social studies, and speech. All events are centered around a theme that is chosen each year by the US Academic Decathlon. Every Academic Decathlon competition, whether regional, state or national follows the same format and culminate with a quiz-show style competition, Super Quiz.