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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

February 08, 2018
Essay Contests’ Deadline is Approaching!

Submit your essay for the Barbara Jordan Historical or Latino History Essay Competition here. The deadline is Wednesday, February 21!

August 29, 2017
Essay Contests are Underway!

The deadline for the essays is February 21. Submit your essay here.


April 22, 2017
2017 Academic State Meet Results

1A      2A      3A      4A      5A      6A

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