Acadec Curriculum

DemiDec began in 1994 as a provider of Acadec curriculum. Today, the program remains central to our purpose—right alongside alpacas and footnotes.

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Each year we strive to create materials that are clear, comprehensive, and affordable. Our goal is to help teams of all backgrounds and objectives make the most of their competition experience.

The Tier 3: Complete Curriculum includes Resources, Power Guides™, Workbooks, Cram Kits, and over 400 exams and quizzes. Many teams also add our Flashcards in Seven Events and our Curriculum Boosters—such as impromptu topics and the DemiDanger game show.

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Want to sample our approach? Download samples containing pages from our 2008-2009 curriculum.

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The Tier 3: Complete Curriculum is our flagship product. It provides a full package of curriculum and testing materials for all the Decathlon events.

Teach the curriculum with Resource Guides. They are thoroughly researched, written by subject experts in clear, engaging prose, and formatted for ease of use. Special resource kits are available in prepared speech, impromptu speech, interview, essay and critical reading.

Outline-style Power Guides™ review every testable detail in each event. Written only by Decathletes who’ve scored 8,000+, they are bold, efficient, and comprehensive.

Cram Kits organize key facts, most likely questions, and “things you probably forgot” in easy-to-use tables and lists for that last-minute crunch.

Workbooks teach the official booklets through a combination of exercises, activities, and tutorial segments. Workbooks also include all the necessary research components.

Focused Quizzes & Exams divide each event into smaller sections—quizzes into very small sections, such as individual poems or Super Quiz® articles, exams into larger sections.

Full-length multiple choice Leveled Exams go from one to three, easy to hard, for use at different times in the season.

Comprehensive Exams are full-length simulated Decathlon tests modeled in coverage and style after those found at the competition.

Our 10,000 flashcards are color-coded by event and come in boxes for convenient use in the classroom or on the road. They're also available on CD.

At DemiDec we write 10,000 flashcards covering all seven objective events. Each card is on genuine business card stock, with a question on front and answer on back. Each also includes a reference to the curriculum for easy review. Flashcard CD-ROMS

Our smart DemiFlash CD-ROMs keep track of what students are learning and can be used to create printouts, too.

Choose your favorite format, cardstock or a set of 10 CD-ROMs, or order both.


  • 300 cards in Math.
    1200 cards in Economics.
  • 1500 cards in Art.
  • 1500 cards in Music.
  • 1500 cards in Literature (including the novel as well as the poems and essays).
  • 1500 cards in Social Science.
  • 2500 cards in Super Quiz® to help you master every detail of this most challenging event.

Supercharge your course of study with our curriculum booster kit!

DemiDec Mock Competitions consist of three full rounds of seven competition-format written exams, ideal for holding full-day scrimmages or for preparing your team for competition conditions ahead of time. They also include music listening questions, essay prompts, impromptu topics and full Super Quiz relays.

Our 100 practice Essay Prompts cover both the Super Quiz and the Literature and help prepare your students for this most unpredictable event.

The gold, silver and bronze Scrimmage Exams each contain 100 questions covering all seven objective events: perfect for snapshots of team progress or for shorter practice meets.

The fifteen Music Listening Tests (based on an included CD) prepare students for the music recognition portion of the competition music exams.

Super Quiz Oral Relays. These 9-round, 45-question PowerPoint slideshows allow you to simulate the competition Super Quiz experience. They are also presented as 3-round relays for California-style competitions.

Our 900 Impromptu Topics are divided into three color-coded categories—imaginative, issue-oriented and thought-provoking—so that unique sets of three can be easily assembled for practice.

The Super Quiz Screenplay allows students to “perform” a staged production that teaches important facts about the Super Quiz in an unforgettable way.

The DemiDanger Reverse-Quiz-Style Game Show, a reverse question-answer style “game show”, is so addictive you may even begin hearing theme music in your head.