Academic Decathlon is a scholarship competition sponsored by the Optimist Clubs of Nebraska. The Academic Decathlon consists of ten events that test student knowledge of a particular general topic. The topic for 2019-2020 is "In Sickness and In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness".
At the regional level competitions held in January, students take subject tests over mathematics, economics, art, music, literature, and science related to the general topic. Students compete in a quiz bowl setting over the subject of social studies. Three additional areas are tested at the state level competition in February.