High School Academic Contests
The University Interscholastic League offers a comprehensive program of academic competition. In addition to contests in Journalism, Speech & Debate, STEM Activities, and Theatre & Film, the UIL offers activities in several other subject areas.
- Business Skills contests include Accounting and Computer Applications.
- Language Arts contests include Literary Criticism, Ready Writing and Spelling.
- Social Studies competitions include Current Issues & Events, and a Social Studies contest that covers both general knowledge and a specific topic of study each year.
- The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition and Latino History Essay Competition offer opportunities for students to explore the contributions of historically underrepresented groups to the history and culture of Texas.