Events and Summer Programs


Please see Mrs. Goodman to find out more details regarding any of the events or programs listed below.

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Marshall Math Science Academy Open House
Date and Time:  January 16, 2019,  6pm (Wednesday)
Where: Marshall Math Science Academy, 301 Hale Avenue
Target Audience:  Parents of students grades 4th-7th
Additional Notes: Applications will be accepted from January 14th through February 11, 2019

SciTech Campus Open House
Date and Time:  January 19, 2019,  11am-12pm (Saturday)
Where: SciTech, 215 Market Street
Target Audience:  Parents and students grades 8th-11th
Additional Notes: Application submission deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019

Project Warmth-Coat Distribution

Bethesda Mission Community Center will be distributing free coats for both adults and children

Date and Time:  January 18, 2019 4-6pm.  
Where: 1438 Herr Street 
Target Audience:  Parents and students
Additional Notes:  While supplies last!  Call 717-257-5484 for more information

Hands on Robots!

Date and Time: March 23, 2019 12pm to 4pm
Where: HACC Midtown II Building
Target Audience:  Students 7-12 years old
Additional Notes:  There is a fee to attend this event.  

HACC's Engineering Career Day

Date and Time: February 21, 2019 8:30-12:30pm
Where: HACC Midtown II Building
Target Audience:  Grades 9-12 
Additional Notes:    
SAT Test Preparation Information 
Date and Time: There are 3 options (select Saturdays March-April, 4 days in June, 4 days in August)
Where: Penn State York
Target Audience:  Students interested in SAT test preparation
Additional Notes:    See the link for more details:



Summer Programs

The 2019 Boss Application- Deadline:  April 1, 2019

BOSS is a two-week program for high school students interested in pursuing a
business education in college. It’s an opportunity for these students to take
college prep and business fundamentals courses taught by Penn State faculty.
Participants will also get a glimpse of what college life is like by living in residence
halls during their two-week stay on Penn State’s University Park campus.

 Susquehanna University Summer Programs
Actor’s Institute  July 21–27
Experience professional theatre training.

Choral Institute  July 7–13
Improve your vocal technique and choral performance skills.

Exploring Legal Careers  June 23–29 
Develop analytical reasoning abilities. Prepare and present a mock trial.

#GOMedia  July 7–13
Create a digital portfolio; produce a radio broadcast. 

i-Engineer: Calling All Future Engineers  July 21–27
Strengthen your mental muscle and improve your problem-solving skills. 

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) June 23–29; or July 7–13
Develop a business idea in an entrepreneurial setting.

Publishing & Editing Institute June 23–29
Produce and market a book. 

Stream Ecology Institute July 7–13
Investigate stream systems firsthand. 

Strings & Keyboard Institute July 7–13
Learn new repertoire in private lessons, masterclasses. 

Summer Writers Workshop July 21–27
Live the life of a practicing writer. 

Sustainability 101: Building a Resilient World July 21–27
Explore sustainable practices through hands-on activities. 

Wall Street Susquehanna June 23–29; or July 7–13
An exciting introduction to business and investing.

Wind Ensemble Institute June 23–29
Immerse yourself in music.

We hope to see some of your students on campus this summer! Space is limited; registration is open now!
Duke Summer Session 

Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (S.C.O.P.E.).

The Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education at Penn State will once again sponsor the Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (S.C.O.P.E.).  This program provides high school sophomores of diverse backgrounds interested in education careers (teaching, counseling, rehabilitation, educational policy or administration) the opportunity to experience college life while earning credit for college work.


S.C.O.P.E. is a four (4) week academic program during which students take several courses including an English language and composition course, and a college preparatory/SAT course.  The program will run from Sunday June 23, 2018 through Friday July 19, 2019, at the University Park campus.


All living expenses (room and board) and academic expenses (fees, books and other school supplies) are paid for by the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education and the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity.  The program is very challenging academically as well as socially, but students having completed the program leave with a renewed sense of potential and determination.  It is our hope to prepare students for a successful college experience.  Overall, S.C.O.P.E. is a wonderful opportunity through which students get a feel for education careers, college life in general and Penn State in particular.


To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:



We also concentrate our efforts in the recruitment of potential first generation College students and students with limited financial resources.


The S.C.O.P.E. application requires the nomination of the school guidance counselor, Future Educators Association Advisor, or other school/program official.  S.C.O.P.E. is actively recruiting students interested in careers in the field of education.  We recognize that students in their sophomore year of high school are often still exploring career interests; however, because of limited space, our focus is on those students showing interest in education professions.  We are asking that nominators fully consider their candidate and evaluate that individual’s interest in working in the educational field. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will be screening candidates very carefully.  The nomination and letters of recommendation will be an important factor in our selection process; however, a nomination is not tantamount to an applicant’s acceptance.


The application due date (postmark date) is February 1, 2019.  Applications, along with additional recommendation and nomination forms may be downloaded from our website:

Princeton Summer Journalism Program

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a free program for high-achieving low-income current juniors who are interested in journalism. Over 10 days, students will learn reporting skills and theory from professional journalists, Princeton University professors, and program alumni through a series of workshops and lectures, which culminates in the publication of their own newspaper, the Princeton Summer Journal. After the program, students are paired with a volunteer college adviser to help them through their admissions process.

Program dates: Friday, Aug 2 - Monday, Aug 12, 2019

Application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST.