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The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive program of academic competition in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 29 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year.

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. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.

Academics News & Updates

April 11, 2019
2018-19 UIL Essay Competition

Essay Finalists Announced

April 09, 2019

Many thanks for your work to get your students to district and all that you do. The assistance coordinators and coaches provide make the district meet successful. Now, on with information about Regionals!

March 08, 2019

Check out the newest Academic Newsletter which includes information about district procedures, upcoming events and more.

February 12, 2019

Check out the first Academic E-Newsletter which includes information about upcoming deadlines and events.

January 09, 2019
Submit Your Essay for the UIL Essay Contests Today!

Essay submissions for the UIL Essay Contests are due February 20th. ONE essay can qualify you as a UIL State finalist, make you eligible for TILF scholarships, AND win your school championship points. Submit your essay today!

Latest Academics Articles from The Leaguer

Register as high school
Academic coordinator

(Coordinators for elementary and middle schools register under A+ Academics.)

UIL Essay Competitions

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions