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UIL Academic Team

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) offers the most comprehensive program of academic competition in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 30 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year.

These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.

Information pulled from the UIL Website

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High School Level Contests

The UIL academic program includes activities in multiple subject areas:

  • Business Skills contests include Accounting and Computer Applications
  • Essay contests include the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition and Latino History Essay Competition
  • Journalism contests include Copy Editing, Editorial Writing, Headline Writing, Feature Writing and News Writing
  • Language Arts contests include Literary Criticism, Ready Writing and Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Social Studies competitions include Current Issues & Events, and Social Studies
  • Speech & Debate contests include Congress, Cross Examination Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Prose Interpretation and Poetry Interpretation.
  • STEM contests include Calculator Applications, Computer Science, Mathematics, Number Sense, Robotics and Science
  • Theatre contests include Filmmaking, One-Act Play and Theatrical Design

UIL Academic Contests & TEKS

To demonstrate how directly UIL academic activities complement the Texas curriculum, our contests have been correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the Advanced Placement Program, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In addition, UIL academic competitors excel scholastically statewide because the events enhance academic learning in the classroom. In short, academic competition both matches and supplements the TEKS.

Information pulled from the Academic Contests & TEKS  page