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Academic Decathlon

Chaffey High School Academic Decathlon

Mr. Steven Mercado

Mr. John Fort
Assistant Coach

Ms. Patty Gulino 
Assistant Coach

Congratulations to Chaffey High School's Academic Decathlon Team!

San Bernardino County Champions! Go Tigers! 

The Chaffey Academic Decathlon program is one of the premier programs at both the County and State levels.  Chaffey won the San Bernardino County Championship in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the team reached its high watermark with a 6th Place finish in the California Academic Decathlon and a ranking of 12th highest team score in the nation after the State Round of competitions.  In 2015, the team finished 10th in California. In all, the team has finished in the California Top 10 in five of the past seven years. The 2009 Team ranked third in the nation after the second round of competition and ultimately finished 9thin the State of California, having posted the highest team score in the 32-year history of the San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon.

In addition, Chaffey has had five Individual Overall County Champions in the past seven years—Michael Rollins (2008 and 2009), Jon Borrero (2011) Alex Santos (2013), and Brenda Castro (2014) in addition to nine Category Winners, and nearly 200 individual award winners.

Below is a summary of Chaffey’s County and State award-winning finishes over the past 32 years. Chaffey holds the distinction of being the only school in San Bernardino County to finish in the Top Three for thirteen consecutive years and the only team in San Bernardino County history to finish more than once in the California Top 10. 

2017: San Bernardino County Champions

2016: San Bernardino County Champions

2015: San Bernardino County Champions, 10th Place in State
2014: San Bernardino County Champions; 6th Place in State
2013: San Bernardino County Champions; 7th Place in State
2012: San Bernardino County Champions; 17th Place in State
2011: 2nd Place in County; 20thPlace in State
2010: San Bernardino County Champions; 8thPlace in State
2009: San Bernardino County Champions; 9thPlace in State
2008: 2nd Place in County
2007: 2nd Place in County
2006: 2nd Place in County
2005: 2nd Place in County
2004: 3rd Place in County
2003: 3rd Place in County
2002: 4th Place in County
2001: 5th Place in County
2000: 3rd Place in County
1999: 5th Place in County
1991: 3rd Place in County
1988: 3rd Place in County

For the past 19 years the Chaffey Academic Decathlon Program has been led by head coach Steven Mercado and assistant coaches Tom James and Patty Gulino.