JHS UIL Academics
Jacksboro High School
Participate in these Academic Contests:
Focuses on the elementary principals and practices of accounting and items related to the basic accounting cycle
The 30 minute contest includes calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication,division, roots, etc.
Focuses on word processing speed, accuracy, and computer skills.
Challenges students to gain an understanding of the significance of computations and an understanding of the basic principals of computer science.
|Current Events and Issues||
Focuses on a basic knowledge of current state, national, and world events and issues.
Students will study materials on the current year's reading list and display their knowledge of literary history and of critical terms being tested over the analysis of literary passages.
The 40 minute test consists of questions designed to test knowledge and understanding in the areas of algebra 1 thru elementary calculus
A 10 minute mental math test covering all high school mathematics courses. Short-cuts need to be developed and practiced in order to compete and finish the test.
Students write expository composition from one of two prompts; each an excerpt from literature, publications, or speeches.
A contest to challenge students to gain understanding of biology, chemistry,and physics and to be alert to new discoveries and information in the areas of science.
Students are expected to master a primary reading selection as well as specific documents focusing on a selected topic area.
|Spelling and Vocabulary||
The contest promotes precise and effective use of words which are indicative of vocabulary words contained on the SAT, PSAT, ACT.
|Cross-Examination Team Debate||
Cross-X Team Debate trains students to analyze a problem, conduct relevant research and utilize principals of argumentation in orally presenting the most effective case for or against a given proposition.
L-D Debate develops skills in argumentation, persuasion, research, and audience analysis. Students debate one-on-one while attempting to convince the judge of the acceptability of their side of a value proposition.
This speaking contest is an exercise in clear thinking and informing the public on the issues and concerns of the American people.
This contest trains students to analyze a current issue, determine a point of view, and organize and deliver extemporaneously a speech that seeks to persuade listeners.
Encourages the contestant's exploration of a variety of poetry selections in pre-designed categories and enhances the performer's and audience's appreciation of literature through the performer's oral interpretation of the work.
Encourages the student to understand, experience and share prose selections in pre-designed categories through the performer's oral interpretation.
Teaches students to read critically, to digest and prioritize information quickly, and to write clearly, accurately, and succinctly, as well as, descriptively.
Writing emphasis is placed on mechanical and stylistic precision, lead writing, use of direct and indirect quotes and news judgment.
Emphasis is place on writing with the ability to think deeply, to compare and contrast and to argue or defend a point of view persuasively.
Emphasis is placed on the ability to discern key facts and to write with flair and style in order to tell and sell a story.
|One-Act Play||Aims to satisfy the competitive, artistic spirit; to foster appreciation of good acting, good directing, and good drama; and to promote interest in the art form of performance and production.|
Contest descriptions compliments of the University Interscholastic League Academic Coordinator's Manual