Academic Study Materials
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(Coordinators for elementary and middle schools register under A+ Academics.)
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 program of academic competitive 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
Essay Contest Deadline: March 11, 2016
The UIL essay competition entry forms are available! Students may enter one or both contests. Finalists will be chosen for each contest and will be eligible for scholarships through TILF.
The University Interscholastic League will host the first ever UIL robotics pilot program to begin during the 2015-2016 academic school year.
The UIL Robotics State Championship will have two divisions, UIL Robotics: FIRST® Division and UIL Robotics: BEST™ Division.
UT Student Activity Conference
The UIL Student Activity Conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 at the University of Texas at Austin has been canceled due to inclement weather. Thunderstorms, floods and forecasted rain throughout the night could make travel to the event dangerous. To help protect the safety of all participants, the UIL has made the decision to cancel the Student Activity Conference at the University of Texas at Austin. There are no plans to reschedule this event.
Student Activity Conferences
The UIL will conduct four Student Activity Conferences in the fall of 2015.
September 12 - Tyler Junior College, Tyler
September 19 - Texas Tech University, Lubbock
October 31 - University of Texas at Austin
November 7 - Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
Detailed schedules will be posted as soon as information is available at the following link: http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/student-activity-conferences.