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A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
David Trussell

A+ Program Coordinator:
Lisa Parker

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A+ Academics

UIL A+ Academics

Every great journey begins with a first step, and the visionaries who built the League recognized that the first steps toward educational excellence must begin early. Academic competition for younger students was a part of the UIL program almost from the beginning, with the first junior division Declamation contest for students aged 10-14 in 1913. The first competition for students under age 10 was Spelling, which began a sub-junior division in 1921.

The program of academic competition for elementary, middle school and junior high officially became "A+ Academics" in 2008. A+ Academics includes 20 different events for grades 2-8. These events span the curriculum - they are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom, both through learning specific subject knowledge, and through learning skills that are valuable in many disciplines. Approximately 3,000 Texas schools participate in A+ Academics, competing in more than 300 district meets each year.


Updates and Frequently Requested Information


A+ Resources to Share

Click HERE to email any contest or practice A+ material that you would like to share with A+ UIL coaches and coordinators. Shared materials are available here.


A+ Academics News & Updates

November 07, 2017
A+ District Materials’ Status

Print Materials- If your meet is scheduled for December 1-4, your materials are scheduled to ship so that you receive them by November 16. Directly after Thanksgiving break, our office will continue to ship materials in order of meet date.

CD Materials- If your meet is scheduled for December, your CD is scheduled to ship next week so that you receive it by November 16. If your meet is scheduled for January, your materials are scheduled to ship in early December.

October 12, 2017
A+ Invitational Materials

If you purchased UIL A+ invitational materials, those will begin to be sent on Friday, October 20th in order of meet date.

September 08, 2017
A+ Handbook Update

If you received your A+ Handbook on or before September 8, please substitute page 22 for this one. The sidebar has been corrected about the prints and Art Smart bulletin.

August 31, 2017

This form is for meet directors ONLY. If you are hosting your A+ district meet, complete this form to provide required meet information and order your contest materials. If your meet is scheduled for December or January, the deadline to complete your District Meet form is September 25. If your meet will take place in February or later, the deadline to complete your District Meet form is November 15. See the A+ Calendar for complete information on dates and deadlines.

August 16, 2017
A+ Handbooks

A+ Handbooks are being emailed to A+ coordinators as registrations are processed.

A+ campus Registration

Registration for 2017-2018 is now available. Each A+ participating school must register with the UIL state office each year. A+ Handbooks will be emailed to registered schools beginning in August.


A+ Academic Study Materials