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Academic Team Gears Up for SACs

By Lauren Kelley, UIL Intern | Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:38 AM

Each year, UIL hosts four Student Activity Conferences (SAC) to provide information to students, academic coordinators and coaches about contest preparation, demonstrations, performances and contest administration. The conferences feature lectures and presentations from UIL contest directors, college professors and high school teachers.

The SACs for 2016 are:

  • Sept. 17 at West Texas A&M, Canyon
  • Sept  24 at Texas A&M at Corpus Christi
  • Oct  22 at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Nov  5 at the University of Texas at Arlington

Pre-registration is not needed for these conferences, and they are free. Students are encouraged to attend.

“SAC attendees are provided workshop sessions by the actual test writers, some of the most successful coaches in the state and the UIL academic staff,” Director of Academics Dr. David Stevens said.  “It is the best concentrated workshop session to prepare students for the upcoming competition season available.”

The conferences begin around 9 a.m. and end around 1:30 p.m., except at West Texas A&M University where sessions will begin at 10 a.m. Tentative programs for each site will be posted on the UIL website, and final programs will be available at each site. 

“The SACs are in various parts of the state, alternating each year, so that we can bring sessions closer to the schools, reducing travel time and providing a one-day format so that we can reach as many individuals as possible.” Stevens said.

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