UIL Academic Competition
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) offers a wide variety of academic contests for high school students including many elements of required high school coursework. These contests build upon the academic skills developed in the classroom and offer students an opportunity to stretch their talents above and beyond those requirements.
Competitions are held in Accounting, Calculator Applications, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Current Issues and Events, Editorial, Feature, and Headline Writing, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, News Writing, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, Spelling and Vocabulary, CX Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Informative and Persuasive Speaking, Poetry and Prose Interpretation, and One-Act Play.
Students begin the process of becoming part of the academic team by expressing interest to their teachers or contacting UIL Academic sponsor, Aimee Kasprzyk, who will put them in touch with the proper academic coach. Determination of final team members is a combination of practice tournament results, commitment to rehearsal, and individual dedication.
Students selected for the team compete first at the district level. Top winners advance to regional and state contests. Practice and rehearsal with a coach and individually is a requirement for success.
For more information on individual contests, please visit the UIL Texas High School Academic Web page.
If you have additional questions, please contact the front office at (254) 582-4100.