A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
David Trussell

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A+ Rule Changes for 2013-2014

  • Chess Puzzle is now an official event (no longer a pilot).

Online Registration for 2013-2014

UIL Coordinators: Registration for 2013-2014 is now available. Please complete your form and update your contact information to receive the 2013-2014 A+ Handbook.


Online District Meet Form

A+ District Meet Directors: The 2013-2014 Online District Meet Information and Materials Order Form is now available. FOR MEET DIRECTORS ONLY. Deadline for spring meets is Nov. 15.




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


A+ Academics News & Updates

May 31, 2013

UIL Coordinators for A+ Academics (grades 2-8): Registration for 2013-2014 is now available. Register your campus online and receive your complimentary 2013-2014 A+ Handbook (handbook packets will be mailed beginning late August).

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