A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
David Trussell

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Online Campus Registration
for 2014-2015

Attention A+ Coordinators: The deadline for campus registration for 2014-2015 is Nov. 15. Complimentary digital copies of the A+ Handbook will be emailed to registered schools.



Online District Meet Form 

Attention Meet Directors: The 2014-2015 Online District Meet Form is now available. For meet directors only. Use this form to register your A+ district and order contest materials for your meet.




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 20 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.

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