AJHD Happenings

October 2022

This FRIDAY, October 21st - Resource List & Study Guides released!

The week you've been waiting for is here!

The Resource List will be published this Friday, October 21st - this is the list of topics/books for each subject. Coaches, once this list comes out, you will be able to start purchasing or finding the books students will need to study for the various subjects.

The Study Guides for each subject will also be available for purchase beginning this Friday.

The Resource List will be released on our website (www.CatholicAJHD.org) and the National Coach Basecamp.

Study Guides for each subject will be available for sale on our website (www.CatholicAJHD.org). Study Guides are optional, but provide Coaches with study materials and practice problems and quizzes.

Webinar Tues, Oct 25th - What you Need to Know About the 2023 AJHD & Resource List

Coaches (and/or Principals) -

Please join us for a webinar to go over a high level presentation about what you need to know for this year's AJHD - as well as a brief explanation of the books in the Resource List.

Webinar: What you Need to Know About the 2023 AJHD & Resource List

When: Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register here: https://sdcatholic.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9vfvQDQKS0y04WNBKRcHZw

After you register, you will receive a link to the webinar.

AJHD at NCEA's Catholic Leadership Summit

Two of our AJHD Executive Subcommittee members spoke at the NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit today in Arlington, VA. Dr. Julie Cantillon (San Diego) and Laurie Power (Sacramento) shared their top reasons why every Catholic school in the US should consider registering a Team or POD (Part of Decathlon)! If you happen to be at CLS this week, look for Julie or Laurie to start a conversation about why your school should participate.

Thank you to the 91 teams that have already signed up for the 2022-23 AJHD!

Registration - OPEN through December 2, 2022

Registration is now open through Friday, December 2nd on our website's Join Us page - (https://www.catholicajhd.org/join-us/)

Once again, there are two options to register:

Option 1 is registering a team of up to 10 students that participate in the full day, including the team Logic Test, Individual Subject Tests and team Super Quiz. Cost: $250

Option 2 is registering 1-5 students to each take an Individual Subject Test only. Option 2 allows micro-schools or schools that want to see what the Academic Decathlon is about and participate without committing to a full team and all events. (No more than 1 student per subject) Cost: $150

A limited number of Scholarships are available – please email AJHDCentral@gmail.com to apply. Include your school name, arch/diocese and contact information.

The Resource List (list of books and topics for the subjects) for the 2023 event will be available in mid-October on the website.

Looking for something for your team to do before then? Teams can start to study for the Logic Test before the Resource List is released by referring to last year's Resource List 2021-22 Logic Test section (this List is posted on our website at www.catholicajhd.org/for-coaches).

Still have questions? Contact AJHDCentral@gmail.com

Regional Event In person locations

The Regional Event is on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The following arch/dioceses are currently planning to host an in person event.

Denver (CO)

El Paso (TX)

Fresno (CA)

Los Angeles - Our Lady of Angels Region (CA)

Los Angeles - San Fernando Region/Santa Barbara (CA)

Los Angeles - San Gabriel Region (CA)

Los Angeles - San Pedro Region (CA)

Orange (CA)

Raleigh (NC)

Sacramento (CA)

San Bernardino (CA)

San Diego (CA)

San Francisco (CA)

If your school is not in one of the arch/dioceses listed above (or not close enough to attend one of these arch/diocese events) then your school will be assigned to the Independent League and participate virtually with other schools on March 4th.

AJHD Webinar – Intro For New Teams/Schools

Were you unable to tune in to the live webinar last week for new or interested teams or PODs?

The recorded webinar can be found on our website - CLICK HERE to go directly to the website page for the link and access passcode.

Communications for Coaches & Principals

Want to receive communications regarding the Academic Decathlon and access information for Coaches and Decathletes? Join our National Coaches Basecamp. This is a centralized location for documents, dates and other important information regarding the Decathlon.


September 19, 2022 - Team and POD Registration Opens

October 21, 2022 - Resource List is published

October 21, 2022 - Optional Study Guides are available for purchase

December 2, 2022 - Registration closes

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Regional Events

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - National Event (virtual)

What is the Catholic Academic Junior High Decathlon?