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.
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.
WHY UIL Academics?
UIL Academic Competition Prepares Students For The Future
Preparation for College - Competition develops higher-level thinking, organization of thoughts and information, and effective communication with others.
Training for Careers - Numerous studies indicate that students who have been involved in extracurricular events have higher job success.
Life Skills - Participation in extracurricular events builds a strong foundation for life-long learning and the development of social skills.
Confidence - Involvement in academic contest build poise and assurance, as well as the ability to handle stressful conditions.
Fun - Competition allows students to interact with others, establish lasting friendships and enjoy the thrill of learning.