What is S.C.O.P.E.?

S.C.O.P.E. (Summer College/Occupational Preview Experience) is a pre-college enrichment program to prepare high school juniors for college. Students participate in activities such as ACT Preparatory Classes and a FOCUS Career Inventory throughout the school year. S.C.O.P.E. participants also attend a one-week summer residential component that allows students to learn about college admissions and financial aid, observe college classes, visit college campuses and participate in job shadowing.

S.C.O.P.E. was initiated in 1984 to provide students with programs that support college decision-making and career exploration. Funded by the Alice and Edward Powers Trust, S.C.O.P.E. is committed to strengthening college entrance potential.

Who is eligible?

  • Junior-level high school students
  • Students who rank in the top 20% of their class
  • Students with a strong desire to go to college
  • Students enrolled in college preparatory classes
  • Students enrolled in Youngstown City, Parochial, and surrounding schools.

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