Fun, Friends & Enrichment

ACT-SO is about so much more than classes and awards. It’s about learning, growing, and finding a community that appreciates you for all you are and all you are yet to be. Here’s just a tiny snapshot of what you can experience when you join our program and find your passion.

Life-Changing, Fun, Rewarding

Participating in ACT-SO changes your world in a positive way. It builds confidence, strengthens oral skills, looks great on your resume, stimulates your creative process, provides many community service opportunities, gives you travel opportunities, provides scholarship opportunities, prizes, and cash rewards, provides assistance to help you achieve more.

As a high school student bombarded with homework, projects, clubs, sports, and more, the last thing you want to do is add another activity to your list. On the other hand, you may be a student who isn’t really involved because you just can’t seem to find an activity that interests you. Either way, ACT-SO is a program that you can’t do without. We will provide you with the tools to help you increase your confidence, achieve your goals, and become a success.

At ACT-SO meetings and workshops, we will teach you how to successfully compete against your counterparts by inspiring you to do your absolute best, teaching you the importance of preparation and presentation. ACT-SO pushes you to reach your maximum potential.

Unlike other extracurricular activities, ACT-SO provides you the opportunity to showcase your talents in a variety of fields including Performing ArtsVisual ArtsS.T.E.M.HumanitiesCulinary Arts, and Business. ACT-SO will also provide you with mentors that share your interest, who will provide you with the counsel and advice needed for you to reach your goals.

If you’re still not convinced, here are the top 4 reasons why you should join ACT-SO:

We teach you real “life lessons” that will help you succeed in both the classroom and life.

  1. You can win scholarships, prizes and cash money (see below).
  2. It will look great on your college resume.
  3. You get to meet and compete against talented students from across the country.
  4. It’s not just another boring competition. We have fun!

Awards & Prizes

ACT-SO is a learning experience in which you can win awards and prizes on the local and national level.

Cincinnati local level is now offering the following rewards:
Bronze $100, Silver $200, Gold $300.

Additionally, each of the Gold medalist receives free travel and room accommodations to go on and compete at the national ACT-SO competition. Prizes on the national level include: $1000 (bronze medalist), $1,500 (silver medalist), and $2,000 (gold medalist) plus a laptop computer. Other prizes and scholarships may be offered by sponsors.