The annual UIL Capital Conference is scheduled for June 29-30 at UT-Austin. The conference will include a complete track of sessions for A+ Academics. Click below for information and online registration.
Online Campus Registration
Attention A+ Coordinators: Online campus registration for 2015-2016 is now available. Complimentary digital copies of the A+ Handbook will be emailed to registered schools beginning in mid-August.
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 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.
Updates and Frequently Requested Information
- Dates and deadlines for 2015-2016 coming soon
- 2015-2016 order forms coming soon
- 2015-2016 lists, topics and study outlines coming soon