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Thank you for your interest in supporting the California Academic Decathlon (CAD) and our 2018 State Championship!

The California Academic Decathlon (CAD), a California non-profit organization, invites you to partner with us in sponsoring our State Championship to be held March 22-25, 2018, in Sacramento.

Each year the CAD draws 65+ top-qualifying high schools from across the state and an audience of 4,000+ parents, administrators, business professionals, community leaders, and volunteers – all there to support the next generation’s pursuit of knowledge.

Since 1979, CAD has provided 450,000 of California’s high school students with the opportunity to learn subjects and skills that benefit them both in the classroom and in their future careers.  The program is one of the most rigorous and enriching of its kind.  Participants take tests in seven subjects – math, science, social science, economics, art, music, and literature – and learn how to deliver speeches, write essays, and undergo interviews.  The emphasis throughout is on collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

It is also the only academic program in the world that requires the participation of students with a more limited history of academic achievement: three of each team’s nine members must have below a 3.0 GPA.  These students are often the ones who benefit most dramatically from the program, learning study skills and time management in a setting that respects them for their education.

The continued success and growth of the California Academic Decathlon hinges on the financial and personal commitment of organizations, like yours, that value hard work and scholastic excellence.

Since 2003, California’s top teams have gone on to win top honors at the United States Academic Decathlon by setting new records, sweeping divisions and defending the longest consecutive national winning streak.  With your support, we can make it fifteen – and we can validate the hard work of teachers and students all across the state.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ken Scarberry at (707) 646-7603 or by e-mail at

CAD Sponsorship Application

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