• Academic Competitions

    For information on academic competitions, please contact your child's campus directly. 

    UIL Academics

    UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 30 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year. 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. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.

    Destination Imagination

    The mission of Destination Imagination is to inspire and equip youth to imagine and innovate through the creative process.

    Academic Decathlon

    The United States Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.

    Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 Honor students (3.80 - 4.00 GPA), 3 Scholastic students (3.20 - 3.799 GPA), and 3 Varsity students (0.00 - 3.199 GPA).

    Science Olympiad

    The mission of Science Olympiad is to host exciting competitive tournaments and professional development workshops that showcase innovative STEM content to students and teachers throughout the United States.

    American Mathematics Competition

    The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

    Speech & Debate

    Thousands of students from across the state of Texas compete each year in Cross-Examination Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Congress, Extemporaneous Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking, Prose Interpretation and Poetry Interpretation.