NEW - A+ Invitational Meet Listing
Online Registration for 2012-2013
UIL Coordinators: The deadline has passed, but late campus registration for 2012-2013 is still available. Complete your registration and update your contact information.
Constitution & Contest Rules
Every great journey begins with a first step, and the visionaries who built the League recognized that the first steps toward educational excellence must begin early. Academic competition for younger students was a part of the UIL program almost from the beginning, with the first junior division Declamation contest for students aged 10-14 in 1913. The first competition for students under age 10 was Spelling, which began a sub-junior division in 1921.
The program of academic competition for elementary, middle school and junior high officially became "A+ Academics" in 2008. A+ Academics includes 19 different events for grades 2-8. These events span the curriculum - they are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom, both through learning specific subject knowledge, and through learning skills that are valuable in many disciplines. Approximately 3,000 Texas schools participate in A+ Academics, competing in more than 300 district meets each year.
Updates and Frequently Requested Information
• Art is in the second year of a two-year cycle in 2012-2013. Study materials will be the same as for 2011-12. Visit the Art event page to download the official list and find information on study materials.
• The Chess Puzzle Solving pilot event continues for 2012-2013. Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, Chess Puzzle will be an official A+ event.
A+ Academics News & Updates
For A+ District Meet Directors ONLY: the online district meet form (which includes the contest materials order) is now available.
UIL Coordinators for A+ Academics (grades 2-8): Registration for 2012-13 is now available. Register your campus online and receive your complimentary 2012-13 A+ Handbook (handbook packets will be mailed beginning late August).