Academic Study Materials
UIL Essay Competitions
Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions
results from previous years
Fiction Writing Contest
TEKS and College Readiness
The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests.
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.
Academics News & Updates
September 13 - West Texas A&M University, Canyon
September 27 - Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
November 1 - University of Texas at Austin
November 15 - University of Texas at Arlington
★ They're free! No pre-registration needed!
★ The Conferences begin at 9 a.m. and end by 1:30 p.m.
★ Designed for beginning students, advanced students and academic coordinators and coaches.
★ Lectures and demonstrations will be scheduled for all UIL academic contests, including One-Act Play.
★ Conferences feature lectures and presentations by UIL contest directors, college professors and high school teachers. Sessions will include discussions on contest preparation, demonstrations, performances and contest administration. Students may choose from novice and advanced sessions in some academic areas, as well as small-group sessions in specific UIL activities.
Sabine Pass, Salado, Argyle, Hallsville, and Clements win the 2014 State Academic Championships. Congratulations!
The State Academic Championship goes to the school in each conference earning the highest total points for all academic events, including State Cross-Examination Debate, State One-Act Play and the State Academic Meet, all held at the University of Texas at Austin.
UIL Social Studies Topic for 2014-2015: United States Political History: The Executive Branch
Literary Criticism Reading List for 2014-2015
The Fiction Writing Contest encourages and rewards creative writing in Texas schools. This year's fiction writing contest theme is “The People Our Parents Warned Us About.”
Deadline to apply is June 2, 2014 and there is no entry fee.