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UIL Academics

UIL Academics

OVERVIEW
The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half  million students participate in UIL academic contests. 

In addition, the UIL sponsors the Interscholastic League Press Conference, one of the nation's oldest, largest and most highly respected student press associations. 

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.

EVENTS
Below are the A+ Program Events which are available for elementary and junior high students 
to compete in.
- Art (Grades 4-8)
- Calculator Applications (Grades 6-8)
- Creative Writing (Grade 2)
- Dictionary Skills (Grades 5-8)
- Editorial Writing (Grades 7-8)
- Impromptu Speaking (Grades 7-8)
- Listening (Grades 5-8)
- Maps, Graphs & Charts (Grades 5-8)
- Mathematics (Grades 6-8)
- Modern Oratory (Grades 7-8)
- Music Memory Contest (Grades 3-6)
- Number Sense (Grades 4-8)
- One-Act Play (Grades 6-8)
- Oral Reading (Grades 4-9)
- Ready Writing (Grades 3-8)
- Science I & II (Grades 7-8)
- Social Studies (Grades 5-8)
- Spelling (Grades 3-8)
- Storytelling (Grades 2-3)

The high school events offered are as follows:

JOURNALISM 
Editorial Writing 
Feature Writing 
Headline Writing 
News Writing Study 

LANGUAGE ARTS 
Ready Writing 
Literary Criticism 
Spelling

SPEECH 
Debate 
Prose and Poetry 
Informative & Persuasive 
Lincoln-Douglas Debate 
C-X Debate Handbook 

THEATRE
One-Act Play 

BUSINESS 
Accounting 
Computer Applications 

MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERSCIENCE, SCIENCE
Calculator Applications 
Mathematics 
Science 
Computer Science 
Number Sense 

SOCIAL STUDIES 
Current Issues & Events 
Social Studies 

Not only is this a great way to extend knowledge and compete against other schools, but scholarships are offered to students that advance to the State UIL Academic Meet. Through UIL academics the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation(TILF) has given over $23 million since 1954 to more than 16,000 Texas high school students who have competed in the UIL Academic State Meet.

During a typical academic year, TILF will disburse more than $1 million to more than 600 
students attending colleges and universities throughout Texas. TILF received nearly 700 
applications in 2008 and awarded 403 new and renewed 248 scholarships.