UIL is short for the University Interscholastic League. The University Interscholastic League was created by The University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers. Since 1909 the UIL has grown into the largest organization of its kind in the world. To learn more visit the UIL website.
What is the UIL Academic Team?
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.
Each year, more than 1,000 elementary and junior high schools offer the League’s academic contests as a part of their enrichment program for gifted students.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in being a part of the UIL Academic team, speak with the coach of the event in which you would like to participate.