UNIFIED ACTIVITIES FEDERATION
The Iowa High School Athletic Association partners with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association to provide education-based activities to schools and students across the state.
IOWA Girls High School Athletic Union
The Iowa High School Athletic Association had its origin in the Iowa High School Principals Club. At a meeting of the club in 1903, a committee was appointed to draft a series of rules and regulations for the general and definite control of high school athletics throughout the state. Out of this committee, the IHSAA was formed in 1904.
IOWA High School Music Association
The IHSMA develops, perpetuates, and establishes music as an art form in high schools across the state of Iowa. By regulating festivals, creating standards for musical performance, and encouraging the development of student musicians, the IHSMA enriches lives with their dedication to the arts.
IOWA High School Speech Association
The IHSSA offers three categories of speech competition for Iowa high school students in debate, large group, and individual events. The organization works to enhance oratory skills and charisma in students to build a foundation for various levels of public speaking in the future.