Imagine merging the dedication and team spirit of a NFL team with the well-rounded knowledge of Jeopardy! champions then mix in the diversity of the United Nations - that's academic decathlon. Brain Games spotlights this high school based program designed for both over and underachieving students who teach each other as they compete against other high schools in 10 subject areas. The love of learning trumps winning medals, trophies and scholarships as their lives are forever changed. This documentary shows how the principles of academic decathlon can be replicated in every classroom to improve our educational system and ultimately the entire nation. Be prepared to be amazed by story of Academic Decathlon!
This is an independent documentary from TMF Entertainment. It is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This film is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or does it benefit or represent the opinions of USAD, any state program or team. Read more here (PDF)
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