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The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive program of academic competition in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 29 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.

Academics News & Updates

August 17, 2018
2018-2019 Academic Coordinator’s Packet

The UIL academic staff looks forward to working with you in the year ahead. Please download the Academic Coordinator's Packet for information that will help get your year started. Please feel free to contact us when you have questions or need assistance.

April 10, 2018
2017-18 Essay Contest Finalists are Announced!
April 05, 2018
Essay Contest Update

Finalists for the essay contests will be announced by Wednesday, April 11. Thank you for your patience as our judges finish up the evaluation process.

Finalists will be contacted via email, and a list of finalists will be posted here.

April 02, 2018
2018-2019 Reading List Released

Click here for the 2018-2019 UIL required reading list for academic contests.

Latest Academics Articles from The Leaguer

Register as high school
Academic coordinator

(Coordinators for elementary and middle schools register under A+ Academics.)

UIL Essay Competitions

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions