University Interscholastic League
University Interscholastic League

Academics Contact Info

Academics Director:
Dr. David Stevens

Department Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-232-1499

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High School Academic Contests

The University Interscholastic League offers a comprehensive program of academic competition. In addition to contests in Journalism, Speech & Debate, STEM Activities, and Theatre & Film, the UIL offers activities in several other subject areas.

  • Business Skills contests include Accounting and Computer Applications.
  • Language Arts contests include Literary Criticism, Ready Writing and Spelling.
  • Social Studies competitions include Current Issues & Events, and a Social Studies contest that covers both general knowledge and a specific topic of study each year.
  • The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition and Latino History Essay Competition offer opportunities for students to explore the contributions of historically underrepresented groups to the history and culture of Texas.