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2021 Academic Decathlon City Championship Volunteer Opportunity

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Chicago Public Schools Academic Decathlon

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The Annual Academic Decathlon is a nationwide competition that promotes academic excellence through teamwork. Students of all achievement levels are tested on various subjects, such as Art, Economics, Music, Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Science. We also include proficiency in Speech, Interview, and Essay writing. Students receive training and coaching throughout the school year in preparation to compete on a citywide and national stage. The specific content varies from year to year and is determined by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) Board of Directors. The 2020 topic is The Cold War .

To ensure the safety of everyone and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the competition and volunteer roles have adopted a virtual format. This year, we are in need of Interview and Speech Judges for the 2021 Academic Decathlon City Championship on Saturday, February 20, 2021. We are in need of 40 speech judges and 40 interview judges for the City Championship. We would greatly appreciate your help in ensuring that we have a successful competition this year. It’s a great way to connect with students and support months of hard work. Confirmed volunteers will receive information regarding roles and responsibilities as well as training on Friday, February 5th. Please email Anthony Mosley at amosleyjr@cps.edu.

Types of Duties: Interview Judge: 8am - 10:30am, Speech Judge: 11am- 1:30pm

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About Chicago Public Schools Academic Decathlon


125 S. Clark Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603, US

Mission Statement

CPS Academic Decathlon develops and provides academic competition to promote multidisciplinary learning and academic excellence through teamwork among students of all scholastic levels. This program also enhances decathletes’ analytical, critical thinking, literacy, research, and leadership skills, and boosts self-confidence to help them succeed in the classroom, post-secondary, and in life.


Chicago Public Schools (CPS)currently has 500 students from 50 high schools to compete in 7 academic areas: art, math, economics, music, science, langauge and literature, and super quiz. These students compete in two citywide competitions and the citywide winner then progresses to the state competition. The culminating event is the national competition where students compete against other state championship teams.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Sat Feb 20, 2021
08:00 AM - 01:30 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English




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  • Orientation or Training

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