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Welcome to the 2021-2022

Iowa Academic Decathlon Season!

Changes from the 2020-2021 Competition Year


GPA Range

Honor: 3.80 – 4.00 Scholastic: 3.20 – 3.799 Varsity: 3.199 and below

GPA Calculation change due to pandemic

Grades received for coursework undertaken during the spring of 2020 must be omitted from a student’s GPA calculation.

GPA Calculations for the 2021-2022 competition year will be calculated from the most recent terms of calculable grades to include 12 months of courses. Course terms may not be consecutive.

State Team Selection

The highest scoring 24 schools from the four regionals will be invited to the IAD State Competition. They will then be divided in half to determine the 12 large and 12 small schools according to school size. Large schools will be the 12 qualifying schools with the largest populations. Small schools will be the 12 qualifying schools with the twelve smallest populations.

Qualifications for USAD National Competitions will continue to be dependent on USAD Guidelines and Requirements.

Our 2020 Waterloo Legionaires

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Special thanks to the American Legion of Iowa for supporting our Iowa students both financially and through local legionnaires honoring our students by presenting our state awards.

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