Dates, Locations & Results
UIL Essay competitions
Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay contests
Fiction Writing Contest
TEKS and College Readiness
Building an Academic Program
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
UIL Academics Capital Conference July 12-13, 2013
Think of it as Coaching School for UIL Academics!
Held each summer at The University of Texas at Austin, the Capital Conference offers everything a speech coach, theatre director, academic coach or coordinator—high school or elementary, middle or junior high—needs to know, from eligibility rules to setting up a budget to prose and poetry selections to researching the cross-examination debate resolution.
Registration on or before June 14 • $65 per person
Registration after June 14 • $85 per person, available until July 1
On-site registration • $100 per person
Social Studies Topic and Book selection for 2013-2014
Literary Criticism Reading List updated for 2013-2014
A Wild Card team for an academic contest is the highest scoring 2nd place team in the region.