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    What are the benefits of building a competitive UIL academic program?

     

    • Enhance classroom learning and improve standardized test scores.
    • Reflect every portion of the basic curriculum.
    • Challenge under-achieving students.
    • By recognizing UIL academic contestants, schools reinforce the importance of learning.
    • Through involvement in UIL, teachers become better educators.  
    • UIL stresses that success comes from hard work.
    • UIL teaches students how to get along with all types of people.
    • UIL ignites a thirst for knowledge.
    • UIL unlocks students’ potential and expands their horizons.
    • Through UIL, students find practical applications for what they learn in regular class.
    • UIL academics prepare students for college and work.
    • Competing in UIL teaches students the importance of commitment, sacrifice and perseverance.
    • UIL academics build/develop student self-control, self-discipline, self-esteem and self-confidence.
    • Students learn to win and lose with grace and dignity.  They learn that winning is more than placing first.
    • UIL recognizes students for their intellect.
    • Students build lifelong friendships through UIL competitions.
    • UIL academics provide some students with a direction in life.
    • UIL provides today’s students with a sense of vindication for their generation.