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National Results 2013 by
Team - Congratulations to: West Windsor Plainsboro North & South and Rutherford
Online Medium Medalists: Lang/Lit - Megan Yi - Rutherford, Math - Daniel Brea - Rutherford, Music - Brian Rosson and Megan Yi - Rutherford
Top Scoring Students: Megan Yi - Rutherford

Online Small School Medalists: Nicholas Oravetz - Waldwick in Essay,

Congratulations to:

  • West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North (2013 State Champion)

  • West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South (Second Place Team - possible national participant - status undetermined)

  • Waldwick High School (National Small School Online participant)

  • Rutherford High School (National Medium School Online participant)

  • Randolph High School (National Large School Online participant - possibly contingent on second place team status)


The theme for the 2012–2013 season is: Russia.   
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2012–2013 Curricular Theme and Topics

ThemeUSAD is excited to announce that the overall curricular topic for 2012–2013 will be Russia. Following is some general information on the topics in each of the subject areas.

  • SCIENCE*: The science topic will be space exploration, and the Science Resource Guide will include a section on the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: The language and literature curriculum will include critical reading, one novel, two poems, and two short stories. The featured novel will be Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. More about the novel
  • ART: The art curriculum will cover art fundamentals and will focus on Russian art and architecture.
  • MUSIC: The music curriculum will cover basic elements of music theory and will focus on the music of Russia and Russian composers.
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will present an introduction to the history of Russia.
  • ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The economics curriculum will also include a thematic section focused on the economy of communist and post-communist Russia.
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  • MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum will cover permutations and combinations, algebra, and statistics.

The full subject area outlines will be posted on USAD’s website on May 1 and will also be published in the Academic Decathlon® Study Guide, which will begin shipping on May 15.