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Interested in becoming a State Champion in Academics?
Interested in big money scholarships to help you pay for college?
Are you already competing in Academic Events?

If you said yes to any of these three questions, the Cy Woods UIL Academic Team has a place for you.

“Cy Woods is the reigning 6A State Academic champions. The only school in CFISD history to hold that title.”

Since 2008, Cypress Woods has advanced at least 1 individual to the state UIL Academic meet every single year.  

For instance, the Computer Science team has won 3 individual UIL State Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012, 1 team State Championship in 2013, and finished as the2nd place team in 2010. 

In 2013, we had 7 individuals and 1 team advance to the UIL State Meet in Accounting, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Spelling, and Ready Writing.  At the state meet, all 7 students and the team placed, including the 5A Accounting State Champion and 5A Computer Science State Champion Team.  For 2014, three individuals advanced to the state meet in Accounting, Computer Science, and Computer Applications; all earned medals at the state meet. 

Every student that makes it to the state meet at least once qualifies for UIL TILF Scholarships  http://tilf.uiltexas.org/ .   

Attending the state meet once is required to apply for the TILF Scholarships.


TILF Scholarships 


The Welch Foundation 14,000 each  20 awarded per year
Stark Foundation 15,200 each 1 per year
Myers Foundation 8,000 each 1 per year
Lozano Long Endowment 20,000 each 1 per year


What are competitions all about?  You can learn a tremendous amount more about the subjects you are interested in.  UIL Academic events go above and beyond what you would learn in a typical classroom.  This expanded content coverage helps prepare you for college and for your high school classes.  Lastly, you make some amazing friends as a member of a highly motivated team of competitive scholars.

Information on all events can be found at  http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/academic-contests

You can contact Mr. Armstrong about the Cy Woods UIL Academic Team at   [email protected]

Competitive Event Categories

Computer Science Science One-Act Play
Math   Social Studies Ready Writing
Number Sense Current Issues and Events Literary Criticism
Computer Applications Accounting Spelling and Vocabulary
Calculator Applications Speech and Debate  

2021 Cy Woods UIL Academic Events and Coaches

Email a Coach to get Zoom info!

UIL EVENT Coach Room Meeting Day / Time Email  
Accounting Mrs. Walker 3010 Wed 3:00-3:40 [email protected]
Calculator Applications Mrs. Chang 1562 Mon 2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Computer Applications Mr. Sieracke 1556 Thur  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Computer Science Mr. Armstrong 1558 Thur  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Current Issues and Events Mrs. Montes 2307 Mon  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Journalism Ms. Schulte 1866 Tues  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Literary Criticism Mrs. English 2910 Mon  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Math Mrs. Chang 1562 Mon 2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Number Sense Mrs. Chang 1562 Mon 2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Ready Writing Mrs. Gourgues 2714 Wed  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Science Mrs. Sollis 1170 Wed 2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Social Studies Mrs. Montes 2307 Mon  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Speech and Debate Mr. Koshak 2702 Tues  2:55-3:40 [email protected]
Spelling and Vocabulary Mrs. Bassett 2909 Tues  2:55-3:40 [email protected]

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