Academic Teams


The Kankakee Valley (KV) Academic Teams competes in several different competitions throughout the year. Students can try out for one or more of these competitions. Most of the competitions that we participate in are sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals. KV has been involved with academic competitions for the last 29 years.

The KV Academic Teams are part of the Northwest Hoosier Academic Conference (NWHAC). The conference sponsors a number of events throughout the year to better prepare our students for state competitions. These include conference SpellBowl, Decathlon, Superbowl as well as a decathlon study day. A conference academic team and coach of the year are also named each year.

Click for a list of Competitions

Clothing and other items with the Academic Team Logo can be purchased at our KV Academic Teams Webstore. Please consider a purchase to support the teams.


KV Academic Coaches –  Lauren Akers, Lisa Faletto, Jennifer Gilger, Robert Heid, and Andrew Piccirilli

The Indiana Association of Principals sponsors the three main compeitions.  Website.

The parent organization of the Indiana Academic Decathlon is the United States Academic Decathlon.  Website

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