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2023-2024 Registration is OPEN! Click HERE to start your registration.

Membership Registration for 2023-2024 has Closed
It's too late to register for 2023-2024. We look forward to welcoming new schools for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Fall Workshop Schedule
The Fall Workshop schedule is available. Workshops provide an excellent overview of the changes to the PSIA program and the opportunity to meet with the leaders from your district directors. Workshops are interactive with fun activities, discussions & conversation, door prizes, and much more. A light breakfast and lunch is provided along with 4 hours of CPE credit. Don't miss this change to get ideas on improving your extracurricular academic program.
Vocabulary Daily
Vocabulary Daily presents three words from our Vocabulary contest wordlist each day Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, there is a three question quiz over this week's words and previous words.

Anyone can participate and learn this year's words.

Go to the Vocabulary page to start today!
Winner's Packet
The Winner's Packet contains information about the 2024 State Meet. Please download the Winner's Packet and share with your State Qualifiers. State Meet rooms are still tentative.
WINNER'S PACKET

Updated to Texas State Information (3/27/24)

State Championship T-shirts
Promotional Items will be available for purchase in the lobby of Evans Liberal Arts Building at the State Meets. T-shirts are $12.00. Other items available as well. Cash or credit accepted.

State "AA" Meet Information

Thank you for volunteering for the upcoming State Meet on Saturday. Here is the schedule of trainings that we will have on Monday and Tuesday nights along with the recommended and required attendance roles.
Graders for Objective Tests Meeting: (Recommended for Graders, Contest Directors, and Assistant Directors—recall that CDs and ADs grade tests as well as graders)
Video Replay: Graders Meeting for Objective Tests
Contest Director’s Meeting (Repeated Tuesday night – no need to attend both): (Required for Contest Directors without 2 years of previous State Meet experience; Recommended for Assistant Directors in case the CD fails to show up; Available to all who aspire to direct a contest sometime)
Video Replay: Contest Director's Meeting Video
Directors Checklists

Tuesday's videos are still uploading. They should be ready by 2:00pm Wednesday. -dr

Speech Judge’s Training: (Recommended for anyone who is judging a speech contest, anyone who is a speech coach, or anyone who aspires to judge speech someday)
Video Replay: PSIA Speech Judge's Meeting 2024
[CORRECTED] Contest Director’s Meeting -- REPEAT (Same presentation as Monday night – no need to attend both): (Required for Contest Directors without 2 years of previous State Meet experience; Recommended for Assistant Directors in case the CD fails to show up; Available to all who aspire to direct a contest sometime)
Video Replay: Contest Director's Meeting Video (Tuesday)
Directors Checklists
We will record each of these and make them available afterward (could take a few hours to produce). Other than that, these are the only chances to have your questions answered about contest direction, judging, and grading. Please make the most of these unprecedented opportunities that we are happy to provide. We are looking forward to having a smooth contest—the contestants deserve nothing less.

Other Notes:
Contestant and Personnel Schedules will open Sunday night. Because some of the rooms may have changed between when you printed the Winner’s Packet and now, it is best to use your printed schedule to navigate through the State Meet. Please make sure you know what contest you are assigned to, what grade level, and what your function is (e.g., Number Sense, Grade 5, Assistant Director). Your campus coordinator is the only person who has access to print your schedules. Please see your campus coordinator to get your schedule. Additionally, the Personnel Badges are required for volunteers. These badges are different from guest badges and must be printed through AMC. The print badges function will open tonight as well.
I look forward to working with you during these Zoom meetings and on Saturday.
Several eople have asked who received this and the previous email with Training information. All persons in the AMC volunteer list with a valid email address were on the list (bcc’ed). It would not hurt if the Campus Coordinators sent these emails to your volunteers again as a precaution.
-Doug
What is PSIA?
PSIA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization, offers academic competitions for grades 1 through 8 to private, parochial, and home schools throughout Texas. Contests cover Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Speech & Drama, including One-Act Play.
Introduction to PSIA
Missed the live Introduction event? Watch the replay.

Want more information? Download our Brochure
2024 State T-shirt Contest
The PSIA State Championship T-shirt Contest is back! Open to PSIA students in grades 5 through 8, this is your opportunity to showcase your artistic talents by creating the design for the State Meet t-shirt! For more details, visit the 2024 State Championship T-shirt Design Contest page.
One-Act Play State Winners
Congratulations to Holy Family Catholic School, Austin for winning the 2024 State One-Act Play Championship with their production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Holy Family Winning State One-Act Play