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

S.C.O.P.E. (Summer College/Occupational Preview Experience) is a pre-college enrichment program designed to prepare high school juniors for college. Throughout the school year, students participate in activities such as ACT Preparatory Classes and a FOCUS Career Inventory. 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 a series of 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.


    S.C.O.P.E. Parent & Student Orientation will be held Thursday, November 29 in the Ohio Room located in Kilcawley Center. 

    • Parking will be available in the M1 parking deck on Wick Ave.

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