Is Academic Decathlon a killer?
Depends on the coach and your teammates. I had the best time of my life in Deca, the coach pushed us to succeed and worked us hard, but was always friendly and useful and cool. My teammates were great people I never would have met without the team. If you really want to succeed at the competition you will need to challenge yourself. It depends what region you’re competing in though. I can’t edit my answers after I post them for some reason so I can’t update with specifics, but if you live in a division where national champs have come from, like LAUSD where I competed, it’s going to take a lot of effort to secure a place at state. People on my team took 4 or 5 APs along with Decathlon, and it was killer. I just took AP english. It was all worth it because not only did we make great friends and have a unique experience, when we made it to state we got our own hotel rooms and food budget so we went to some reallllly expensive dinners. hahaha I say go for it, and be committed right from th