• PA Governor's School for the Sciences

    The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences is a summer opportunity for students interested in STEM careers.  This highly selective free program is held each summer at Carnegie Mellon University.

    If you plan to apply to the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences, you should begin the application process now.  You will need to get two teacher recommendations (a math teacher and a science teacher) and a recommendation from your counselor.  You will be instructed to print the three recommendation forms directly from the application website.  You will also need an official transcript.  The deadline to request these recommendations and the transcript is January 4, 2019.  This will allow for the required processing time, but you are urged to request recommendations and transcripts as soon as possible.  You will need to return the completed records request/release form (below) to the Counseling Office when requesting the counselor recommendation and official transcript.

    Please note, all materials must arrive in Pittsburgh no later than January 31, 2019.  We must receive all application materials in the Counseling Office no later than Friday, January 25, 2019 in order to allow time to package them and get them postmarked by the deadline.  We cannot guarantee that materials will be postmarked by the deadline if returned after Friday, January 25, 2019.

    Use this link to begin the application:  http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org/

    Records Request Release Form non college 

    PA Governor's School for Global and International Studies

    The PA Governor's School for Global and International Studies is a summer opportunity that will help tomorrow's business, political and intellectual leaders think critically about our world and dynamic issues, connections and perspectives within it.  This highly selective free program is held each summer at the University of Pittsburgh.

    If you plan to apply to the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global and International Studies, you should begin the application process ASAP.  You will need to get two teacher recommendations (a world language teacher and one other) and a recommendation from your counselor.  You will be instructed to print the three recommendation forms directly from the application website.  You will also need an official transcript.  The deadline to request these recommendations and the transcript is December 7, 2018.  This will allow for the required processing time, but you are urged to request recommendations and transcripts as soon as possible.  You will need to return a completed records request/release form (below) to the Counseling Office when requesting the counselor recommendation and the official transcript.

    Please note, all materials must be mailed by the student in one complete envelope and postmarked no later than January 14, 2019.  We must receive all transcript and recommendation requests no later than Friday, December 7, 2018 in order to allow time to prepare them and get them back to the student in time to be postmarked by the deadline.

    Use this link to access the applicationhttps://www.govschool.pitt.edu/

    Records Request Release Form non college

     Global Entrepreneurship Program

    The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive is a great summer opportunity for students interested in international business careers.  This highly selective program is held each summer at Lehigh University.

    If you plan to apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Program, you should begin the application process now.  You will need to get two teacher recommendations (Social Studies teacher or Busniness teacher and English or World Language teacher) and a recommendation from your counselor.  You must ask teachers for a recommendation letter before you complete the application because you will be entering their email address in the electronic application.  You will also need an official transcript.  The deadline to request these recommendations and the transcript is Friday, January 11, 2019.  This will allow for the required processing time, but you are urged to request recommendations and transcripts as soon as possible.  You will need to return the completed records release/request form (below) to the Counseling Office when requesting the official transcript.  

    The completed application has to be received in Bethlehem by February 15, 2019.  The official transcript will be sent to Lehigh no later than Friday, February 8, 2019 (as long as it is requested by January 11, 2019).  This will allow time for the transcript to be received by the program by the actual deadline of February 15, 2019.

    Use this link to access the applicationhttps://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca-institute/high-school

    Records Request Release Form non college

    PA School of Excellence in Agricultural Sciences

    The Pennsylvania School of Excellence in Agricultural Sciences is a free summer opportunity for students.  This highly selective program will take place from July 7, 2019 through August 2, 2019 at Penn State University in State College, PA.

    If you plan to apply for the PA School of Excellence in Agricultural Sciences, you should begin the application process now.  You will need to get two teacher recommendations and a recommendation from your counselor (all recommendation forms can be accessed using the application link below).  You will also need an official transcript.  You are urged to ask for recommendations ASAP; however, the deadline to request these recommendations and the transcript is Friday, January 25, 2019.  This will allow for the required processing time.  You will need to return the completed records request/release form (below) to the Counseling Office when requesting the counselor recommendation and official transcript.

    Please note, the completed application package has to be postmarked by February 22, 2019 and mailed by the Counseling Office.  Your completed application and all teacher recommendations must be received in Counseling no later than Friday, February 15, 2019.  This will allow time to prepare your packet for mailing and have it postmarked before the deadline of February 22, 2019.

    Use this link to access the application:  https://agsci.psu.edu/school-for-excellence/2019-application

    Records Request Release Form non college

    Health Career Scholars Academy

    The link below will provide information regarding the Health Career Scholars Academy, a summer opportunity for students interested in health careers.  This highly selective program is held each summer at the University of Pittsburgh.

    If you plan to apply for the Health Career Scholars Academy, you should begin the application process now.  You will need to get two teacher recommendations and a recommendation from your counselor.  You will also need an official transcript.  The deadline to request these recommendations and the transcript is January 11, 2019.  This will allow for the required processing time, but you are urged to request recommendations and transcripts as soon as possible.  You will need to return the completed records request/release form (below) to the Counseling Office when requesting the counselor recommendation and official transcript.  

    Please note, students are responsible for mailing the application and supporting materials themselves.  The completed application package has to be received in Pittsburgh by February 15, 2019.  The official transcript and recommendation letter will be placed in sealed envelopes and will be given to the student no later than Friday, February 8, 2019 (as long as they were requested by January 11, 2019).  This will allow time to compile the application packet and supporting materials so they are received by the program by the actual deadline of February 15, 2019.

    Use this link to access the application:  http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu/how-apply

    Records Release Request Form non college