NASSP Approved Student Programs

Since 1941, NASSP has published the NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. The approval cycle for each edition spans from September of a given year through the following August.

The purpose of this list—developed through NASSP’s National Committee on Student Contests, Programs, and Activities—is to assist principals, teachers, parents, and students in determining the legitimacy and educational value of a variety of external student program opportunities. The National Committee reviews all programs based on the following standards:

  • Educational value
  • Financial support
  • Organizational structure
  • Promotional accuracy
  • Fair, appropriate adjudication

Any program that meets the list guidelines, as determined by the committee, will be included on the list. NASSP reserves the right to remove programs temporarily or permanently from the national list if programs fall below the standards for approval.Programs that do not appear on the national list are not necessarily without merit. Each school should determine the contests and activities in which it chooses to participate.


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    AATG National German Exam for High School Students

    AATG administers national standardized tests to high school students in the years 1–4 of German language study.

    Web Address http://www.aatg.org
    Email info@aatg.org
    Phone 856-795-5553
    Address 112 Haddontowne Court #104
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 8034
    Start Date December 1, 2018
    End Date April 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam

    The National Latin Exam is a voluntary exam given in schools in the spring. Its purpose is to promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual Latin student.

    Web Address http://www.nle.org
    Email nle@umw.edu
    Phone 888-378-7721
    Address University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
    Start Date February 25, 2019
    End Date March 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline January 20, 2019
    Grades Elementary-College
    Days Missed One 45-minute period
    Scope National

    Advanced Emergency Medicine, in Collaboration with Stanford Medicine

    Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, is an experiential career exploration program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore the various careers in medicine by visiting medical institutions, interacting with professionals from the field, and participating in advanced simulations and workshops.

    Web Address http://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/advanced-emergency-medicine
    Email emgmed@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Adventures of the Mind

    Annual week-long mentoring summit/camp for exceptional high school students to meet and explore their potential with artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, inventors, Nobel Laureates, poker players, scientists, and writers who participate in a series of workshops and seminars covering career development, decision-making, and financial literacy.

    Web Address http://adventuresofthemind.org
    Email saasoffice@adventureofthemind.org
    Phone 202-518-2324
    Address PO Box 423
    Cabin John, Maryland 20818
    Start Date August 4, 2019
    End Date August 11, 2019
    Registration Deadline July 15, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    All-National Honor Ensembles

    The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. In November of 2018, the ensembles will perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando under the baton of leaders in the field of music education.

    Web Address https://nafme.org/programs/all-national-honor-ensembles/
    Email HonorEnsembles@nafme.org
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date November 25, 2018
    End Date November 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 4, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Ambassador Leadership Summits: Leadership in Action

    Hosted on campuses of top universities, Ambassador Leadership Summits bring together motivated middle level and high school students from across the United States and around the world to gain leadership skills, build confidence, and develop an edge for college and careers in a global setting. Students work in teams to develop creative solutions
    to global issues impacting their communities.

    Web Address http://www.ambassadorleaders.com
    Email info@ambassadorleaders.com
    Phone 509-396-5551
    Address 104 South Freya Street, Orange Flag Building, Suite 115
    Spokane, Washington 99202
    Start Date June 26, 2019
    End Date July 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    American Computer Science League

    American Computer Science League (ACSL) administers computer science contests for elementary, middle level, and senior high school students, publishes a newsletter containing the results of each contest, and awards prizes to outstanding students and schools at local and regional levels.

    Web Address http://www.acsl.org
    Email jerry@acsl.org
    Phone 401-996-0018
    Address 10 Brisas Dr
    West Warwick, Rhode Island 2893
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date May 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 1, 2018
    Grades 4-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    CANE Writing Contest

    Middle level and high school students of Latin/Classics are invited to submit essays, plays, poems, etc., in response to a topic announced annually and publicized through the Classical Association of New England and on the CANE website. The winner is invited to receive his or her award and present the winning paper at the banquet of the organization’s annual meeting.

    Web Address http://caneweb.org/new/
    Email Susan.Curry@unh.edu
    Phone 603-862-2062
    Address Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies, University of New Hampshire
    Durham, New Hampshire 3824
    Start Date September 1, 2019
    End Date March 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Capitol Leadership Training

    Youth leaders from across the county meet at the nation’s capitol to develop leadership skills, learn about government relations, and meet with elected officials.

    Web Address http://fcclainc.org
    Email nmount@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date October 8, 2018
    End Date October 10, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 7, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Civic Leadership Academy

    Civic Leadership Academy is a week-long, academically intense, behind-the-scenes exploration of the federal government and careers in public service. The week culminates with Legislative Day, when participants meet with their elected leaders on Capitol Hill. Participants read thought-provoking pieces on the roles of government prior to attendance, and once at the course, participate in seminars with tours and meetings.

    Web Address https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities/national-cadet-special-activities/2018-02-24-00-00-00-0-2018-03-03-00-00-00-0
    Email cadets@capnhq.gov
    Phone 877-227-9142
    Address 105 South Hansell St
    Maxwell AFB, Alabama 36112
    Start Date February 23, 2019
    End Date March 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline November 15, 2018
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Close Up Washington

    Close Up gives students an inside look at democracy in action. Using Washington, D.C., as a living classroom, participants get a “close up” view of government interacting with the people, processes, and places that make our capital so unique.

    Web Address http://www.closeup.org
    Email info@closeup.org
    Phone 800-256-7387
    Address 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 400
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date October 21, 2018
    End Date June 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 4-MS, 6-HS
    Scope National

    Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research. The Congress inspires and motivates while the Academy supports students so they reach their goal.

    Web Address http://www.futuredocs.com
    Email admissions@futuredocs.com
    Phone 2025998442 x701
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 301
    Washington, Washington DC 20006
    Start Date June 25, 2019
    End Date June 27, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 25, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

    The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders is an honors program for our nation’s highest-achieving high school students, all of whom are passionate about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

    Web Address http://www.scitechleaders.com
    Email admissions@scitechleaders.com
    Phone 2022558805 x701
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 301
    Washington, Washington DC 20006
    Start Date June 29, 2019
    End Date July 1, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 29, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    CyberPatriot

    CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six-hour period.

    Web Address https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/
    Email info@uscyberpatriot.org
    Phone 703-247-5800
    Address 1501 Lee Highway
    Arlington, Virginia 22209
    Start Date November 2, 2018
    End Date April 11, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 3, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 5 days, ONLY if students make it to the National Finals competition- in which we fly teams out to compete in Baltimore, Maryland all expenses paid.
    Scope National

    DECA International Career Development Conference

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA’s International Career Development Conference brings together 19,000 students, teachers, and business professionals for several days of competition, leadership, and networking.

    Web Address http://www.deca.org/icdc
    Email christopher_young@deca.org
    Phone 703-860-5000
    Address 1908 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date April 27, 2019
    End Date April 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 19, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    Envision Game & Technology Academy

    The Envision Game & Technology Academy, powered by George Mason University, provides the incredible opportunity for students to learn the latest design technologies directly from Mason’s Computer Game Design Program faculty and gurus while creating the games they want to play. Students select their track from: Art & Animation, Mobile Game Development, and Multi-Platform Game Design.

    Web Address http://envisiongametechhs.com
    Email GameTechHS@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date July 7, 2019
    End Date August 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    FBLA National Leadership Conference

    Conference for members and advisers to participate in business-related and leadership development workshops and participate in national competitive events.

    Web Address http://www.fbla-pbl.org
    Email conference@fbla.org
    Phone 703-860-3334
    Address 1912 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date June 28, 2018
    End Date July 1, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 8, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Festival at Carnegie Hall (by WorldStrides OnStage)

    The Festival at Carnegie Hall rewards the most elite choirs, bands, and orchestras with the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage. Ensembles work directly with world-renowned conductors and adjudicators who are also dedicated educators with a passion for passing on their skill and love of music.

    Web Address http://worldstrides.com/onstage
    Email onstagemarketing@worldstrides.org
    Phone 434-982-8757
    Address 218 West Water Street, Suite 400
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia 22902
    Start Date March 15, 2019
    End Date May 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline September 30, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2-3
    Scope National

    Festivals of Music

    Festivals of Music offers two-day adjudication festivals for bands, choirs, and orchestras. Events are located in major cities with an awards ceremony hosted at a local attraction.

    Web Address http://www.festivalsofmusic.com
    Email info@festivalsofmusic.com
    Phone 800-323-0974
    Address 1784 W Schuylkill Road
    Douglassville, Pennsylvania 19518
    Start Date March 22, 2019
    End Date April 27, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 15, 2019
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    First and Second Year National Championships at Woodward Academy

    This event is the First and Second Year National Debate Championships for Policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate hosted by Woodward Academy. Held annually since 1987, the tournament brings together students across the United States for a weekend of challenging debate competition with extensive feedback from expert judges.

    Web Address http://woodward.tabroom.com
    Email maggie.berthiaume@woodward.edu
    Phone 404-765-1510
    Address 1662 Rugby Ave
    College Park, Georgia 30337
    Start Date March 22, 2019
    End Date March 24, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 18, 2019
    Grades 8-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    FIRST® Robotics Competition

    FIRST® Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports and beauty of art with the rigors of science and technology. It’s the only sport where every student can go pro.

    Web Address https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
    Email frcteams@firstinspires.org
    Phone 1-603-666-3906
    Address 200 Bedford St
    Manchester, New Hampshire 3101
    Start Date January 5, 2019
    End Date April 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline November 19, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed in some cases 2 days
    Scope National

    FIRST® Tech Challenge

    Following a sports model, teams of 10-plus members design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to play a game in an alliance format. Guided by coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Participants have access to over $50 million in scholarships.

    Web Address https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
    Email ftcteams@firstinspires.org
    Phone 603-666-3906
    Address 200 Bedford St
    Manchester, New Hampshire 3064
    Start Date September 10, 2018
    End Date April 27, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 30, 2019
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed in some cases 1 day
    Scope National

    Future City Competition

    The Future City Competition is a STEM program that invites 6th–8th graders to imagine, design, and create cities of the future. Teams work with an educator and engineer mentor to learn city design and management using SimCity software, write an essay about their innovations, build a scale model using recycled materials, and give a short presentation about their ideas.

    Web Address https://futurecity.org
    Email info@futurecity.org
    Phone 703-684-2833
    Address 1420 King St.
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date February 19, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Future Problem Solving Program International

    Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) stimulates critical and creative thinking, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares participants for leadership roles. Through creative problem-solving, students become equipped to handle the issues of their future.

    Web Address http://www.fpspi.org
    Email mail@fpspi.org
    Phone 321-768-0074
    Address 2015 Grant Place
    Melbourne, Florida 32901
    Start Date October 1, 2018
    End Date June 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline September 30, 2018
    Grades K - 12
    Days Missed varies
    Scope National

    FutureDocs Abroad

    FutureDocs Abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in real-life gross anatomy labs, operating rooms, and medical treatment rooms, and to observe human autopsies (experiences reserved only for third- and fourth-year medical students here in the United States).

    Web Address http://www.allaccessmed.com
    Email LisaRossi@TheNationalLeadershipAcaemies.com
    Phone 202-599-8442 x701
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300
    Washington, Washington DC 20006
    Start Date July 1, 2019
    End Date July 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline August 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    FutureVets

    FutureVets is an all-access vet program allows high school students to access what only third-year veterinary medicine students can in the United States. It’s not a simulation or a stuffy lecture in a classroom, a chat with a veterinarian, or even a bus ride to a research facility somewhere. It’s real vet medicine: up-close, hands-on, personal, as it happens.

    Web Address http://www.allaccessvet.com
    Email Admissions@AllAccessVet.com
    Phone 202-599-8442 x701
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300
    Washington, Washington DC 20006
    Start Date July 1, 2019
    End Date July 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline August 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Global Young Leaders Conference

    Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) prepares students for college and career success by learning international leadership strategies, embracing diverse cultures, and learning new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Attracting students from across the globe, GYLC is truly a multicultural experience.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/global-young-leaders-conference
    Email gylc@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 17, 2019
    End Date July 24, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9 -12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    HOBY State Leadership Seminar

    Each spring, more than 10,000 high school sophomores across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars. Our three- to four-day seminars empower students to cultivate their leadership skills through interactive workshops and to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. They discover how personal, group, and societal leadership lead to social change.

    Web Address http://www.hoby.org/programs/leadershipseminars/
    Email shivelys@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327
    Westlake Village, California 91362
    Start Date March 3, 2019
    End Date June 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2019
    Grades 10
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    Horatio Alger Scholarship

    The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program, one of the largest need-based scholarship programs in the United States, assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs primarily recognize academic achievement or leadership potential, this program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.

    Web Address http://scholars.horatioalger.org
    Email dcutler@horatioalger.org
    Phone 703-984-9444
    Address 99 Canal Center Plaza
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date April 4, 2019
    End Date October 25, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 25, 2018
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Inspire U.S.

    The Inspire U.S. mission is to transform young leaders’ inspiration into action that improves our communities and strengthens our democracy. Inspire U.S. does this by engaging young adults in the democratic process through voter registration and civic action.

    Web Address http://www.inspire-usa.org
    Email tammie.statler@inspire-usa.org
    Phone 760-839-6626
    Address 19811 4TH PL
    Escondido, California 92029
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date June 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Intensive Law & Trial

    Held in collaboration with Stanford Law School, Intensive Law and Trial is an experiential career exploration program for high-achieving high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore a career in law by interacting with Stanford Law professors and participating in interactive simulations and workshops.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/intensive-law-and-trial
    Email Trial@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 22, 2019
    End Date August 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9 -12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    International Leadership Conference 2019

    The highlight of every year for HOSA members is the HOSA International Leadership Conference. The conference is held in June in different cities across the United States.
    The HOSA International Leadership Conference includes:
    four exciting general sessions; HOSA University for members, state officers, and advisers; and exhibits and competitive events.

    Web Address http://ilc.hosa.org
    Email info@hosa.org
    Phone 972.874.0062
    Address 548 Silicon Drive, #101
    Southlake, Texas 76092
    Start Date June 26, 2019
    End Date June 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2019
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    International Thespian Festival 2019

    The International Thespian Festival is a week-long celebration of high school theatre, which includes 11 main stage productions presented by high schools, plus over 40 one-acts also presented by high schools. The event offers students audition opportunities for colleges and scholarships offered by the organization, plus nearly 200 workshops for students and teachers to fine-tune their skills.

    Web Address http://schooltheatre.org/events/festival
    Email festival@schooltheatre.org
    Phone 513-421-3900
    Address 2343 Auburn AVenue
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
    Start Date June 24, 2019
    End Date June 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2019
    Grades 7 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior National Student Leadership Conference on Discovering Science & Technology (STEM)

    At the Junior National Student Leadership Conference on Discovering Science & Technology (STEM), students will explore today’s exciting fields of science including medicine, engineering, and biotechnology. With a focus on hands-on activities, each student will spend time building, experimenting, and learning the impact science has on society.

    Web Address http://www.jnslcleaders.org
    Email info@jnslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior National Student Leadership Conference on U.S. History and Government

    At the Junior National Student Leadership Conference on U.S. History and Government, students will explore the path to American democracy and the legislative process. With a focus on the monumental events of American History, students will engage in interactive simulations to better understand the role of the branches of government.

    Web Address http://www.jnslcleaders.org
    Email info@jnslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior National Young Leaders Conference

    Junior National Youth Leadership Forum is a program for students who desire the critical leadership skills needed for success and is filled with distinctive site experiences, hands-on exercises, and workshops. Students work together to develop action plans that effect change within their homes and communities.

    Web Address http://jrnylc.com
    Email JrNYLC@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 15, 2019
    End Date August 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 5-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior Optimist International

    Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOI) is a service-learning organization that teaches young people leadership skills, teamwork, communication skills, self-esteem, and fiscal responsibility through community service.

    Web Address http://www.optimist.org
    Email junioroptimist@optimist.org
    Phone 800-500-8130
    Address 4494 Lindell Blvd.
    St. Louis, Missouri 63108
    Start Date October 1, 2018
    End Date September 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2018
    Grades 1-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

    Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) invites high school students who have conducted projects in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics to apply to present and/or attend a regional symposium hosted by nationwide colleges and universities.

    Web Address https://www.jshs.org/
    Email dcousens@aas-world.org
    Phone 603-796-6446
    Address 24 Warren St
    Concord, New Hampshire 3301
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date May 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline January 15, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-2 days
    Scope National

    Kiwanis Key Leader

    Kiwanis Key Leader is an experiential weekend adventure in servant leadership open to high school students in the United States and Canada. The topics include servant leadership, integrity, growth, respect, community, and excellence. Most students receive scholarships from local Kiwanis clubs to fund their attendance.

    Web Address http://www.key-leader.org
    Email dpeterson@kiwanis.org
    Phone 317-875-8755
    Address 3636 Woodview Trace
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date August 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

    The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is where leadership lessons and community service come together for measurable results. Educators register for free access to lessons, resources, videos, and more. Teacher and student lesson plans are available in print or digital format. The Lead2Feed Challenge awards teams grants for their charity and tech products for their school. Join today at Lead2Feed.org/join.

    Web Address http://lead2feed.org
    Email lead2feed@gmail.com
    Phone 802-532-3233
    Address PO Box 4144
    Broadlands, Virginia 22401
    Start Date September 3, 2018
    End Date April 5, 2019
    Registration Deadline February 5, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Leaders of Tomorrow

    Leaders of Tomorrow recognizes student leaders and provide leadership training experience.

    Web Address http://www.ilnleadnet.com
    Email ilnleadnet@aol.com
    Phone 314-494-2529
    Address 5228 Creighton Drive
    St. Louis, Missouri 63123-1706
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date June 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline July 15, 2019
    Grades 11
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Math Video Challenge

    The Math Video Challenge provides students with a fun, unique way to combine technology, math, and creativity. Students work in teams of four, with the guidance of a teacher team adviser, to make a video that explains the solution to a problem from the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook and that shows the real-world application of the math concept in the problem.

    Web Address http://videochallenge.mathcounts.org
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date May 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 14, 2019
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

    The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series engages students in all U.S. states and territories in fun, challenging, in-person math contests. All competition coaches receive the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, which serves as the primary resource for team training. MATHCOUNTS also provides coaches with a number of free resources, including past competitions, the MATHCOUNTS Interactive Platform, MATHCOUNTS Minis, and the Problem of the Week.

    Web Address https://www.mathcounts.org/competition
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2019
    End Date September 1, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0-4 (typically weekend)
    Scope National

    Medicine and Health Care Summit

    During this experiential nine day program, students stay at Johns Hopkins University and get a real-life experience in the field of medicine. They interact with experts in the field, explore health care career options, participate in workshops and simulations, visit medical research facilities, and map their path to a successful career in medicine and health care.

    Web Address http://www.ambassadorleaders.com
    Email info@ambassadorleaders.com
    Phone 509-396-5551
    Address 104 South Freya Street, Orange Flag Building, Suite 115
    Spokane, Washington 99202
    Start Date June 25, 2019
    End Date July 3, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Music For All Southern Regional Concert Band Festival

    The Southern Regional Concert Band Festival will provide participant ensembles the opportunity to perform in a noncompetitive format and receive comments and a 30-minute clinic from one of the evaluators. Each will receive a recording of their performance without judge commentary as well as the three recordings from the clinicians.

    Web Address http://www.atu.edu/bands/festival.php
    Email dbelongia@atu.edu
    Phone 407-421-5804
    Address Russellville Center for the Arts
    Russellville, Arkansas 72802
    Start Date March 28, 2019
    End Date March 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline February 15, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Music In The Parks

    Music In The Parks offers one- and two-day adjudication festivals for bands, choirs, and orchestras. Performances take place at schools, hotels, and churches in close proximity to major theme parks. Participants then enjoy a day in the park, culminating with an awards ceremony inside the park.

    Web Address http://www.musicintheparks.com
    Email info@musicintheparks.com
    Phone 800-323-0974
    Address 1784 W Schuylkill Road
    Douglassville, Pennsylvania 19518
    Start Date March 16, 2019
    End Date June 8, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2019
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

    The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) recognizes high school students who demonstrate an outstanding ability and interest in art and promotes the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service by bringing art education to the attention of the school and community.

    Web Address https://www.arteducators.org/community/national-art-honor-societies
    Email nahs@arteducators.org
    Phone 703-860-8000
    Address 901 Prince St
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date June 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 30, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Classical Etymology Exam

    The National Classical Etymology Exam is a national competition for student of Latin and Greek. The students compete through an academic exam answering questions on Latin and Greek language.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 5135297741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, Ohio 45013
    Start Date September 3, 2018
    End Date December 7, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 27, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Cluster meeting

    National Cluster Meetings provide an opportunity for FCCLA members and advisers to come together to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, and explore career pathways. Prepare for your future as you participate in FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience.

    Web Address http://www.fcclainc.org
    Email nmount@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date November 8, 2018
    End Date November 10, 2018
    Registration Deadline November 8, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    National College Fairs

    Now in its 46th year, the National College Fairs program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families nationwide explore their higher education options, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC sponsors 63 National College Fairs across the United States.

    Web Address http://www.nacacfairs.org
    Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org
    Phone 703-836-2222
    Address 1050 N. Highland St.
    Arlington, Virginia 22201
    Start Date September 8, 2018
    End Date November 6, 2018
    Registration Deadline November 6, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National Economics Challenge

    The National Economics Challenge(SM) is the only national competition of its kind. It applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence in a fun, challenging, and rewarding contest. Competitions begin at the state level, with state winners advancing to further rounds and eventually to the national level contest held annually in New York City. Teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events.

    Web Address http://www.nationaleconomicschallenge.org
    Email rcastillo@councilforeconed.org
    Phone 212.730.7533
    Address 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2600
    New York, New York 10168
    Start Date January 1, 2019
    End Date May 25, 2019
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National FFA Convention & Expo

    The National FFA Eonvention & expo is an annual event for FFA members, stakeholders, and guests. More than 65,000 attendees gather to participate in activities that include competitions, general sessions, community service, career exploration, leadership development, and award recognition.

    Web Address http://www.ffa.org/convention
    Email mhigdon@ffa.org
    Phone 317-802-6060
    Address 6060 FFA Dr.
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
    Start Date October 24, 2018
    End Date October 27, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 19, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 3-5
    Scope National

    National French Contest

    The National French Contest is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Students of French in grades 1–12 take a written test and compete against students for prizes. Prizes are awarded at the chapter and national level. All students are eligible: home school, private tutors, and students of non-AATF members are all invited to participate.

    Web Address http://www.frenchcontest.org
    Email director@frenchcontest.org
    Phone 630-677-2594
    Address PO Box 3283
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
    Start Date February 19, 2019
    End Date March 18, 2019
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2019
    Grades 1-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Greek Exam

    The National Greek Exam will be administered between February 18 and March 2, 2019. There are seven levels: Introduction to Greek, Beginning Attic Greek, Intermediate Attic Greek, Homeric Greek/Odyssey, Homeric Greek/Iliad, Prose, and Tragedy.

    Web Address http://aclclassics.org
    Email info@aclclassics.org
    Phone 5135297741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd Suite A
    Hamilton, Ohio 45013
    Start Date February 18, 2019
    End Date March 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline January 19, 2019
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National High School Mock Trial Championship

    The National High School Mock Trial promotes an understanding and appreciation of the American judicial system through the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Member organizations (one from each state, territory, or foreign country) send one champion team to compete in the national competition.

    Web Address http://www.nationalmocktrial.org/
    Email laura@crf-usa.org
    Phone 213-316-2128
    Address 601 S. Kingsley Drive
    Los Angeles, California 90005
    Start Date May 16, 2019
    End Date May 18, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 13, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    National History Day

    National History Day (NHD) holds academic contests in which students from all over the world participate. Students create historical projects related to the annual theme and present their research in the form of a paper, performance, documentary, exhibit, or website.

    Web Address http://www.nhd.org
    Email info@nhd.org
    Phone 301-314-9739
    Address 4511 Knox Road, Suite 205
    College Park, Maryland 20740
    Start Date June 9, 2019
    End Date June 13, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 14, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA)

    The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K–12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and postsecondary education.

    Web Address http://nhsda-ndeo.org
    Email nhsda@ndeo.org
    Phone 301-585-2880
    Address 8609 2nd Avenue, Suite #203B
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Individual Events Tournament of Champions

    The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions brings the nations best and brightest students and teachers in oral interpretation and oratory together to participate in a Tournament of Champions.

    Web Address http://www.nietoc.com
    Email info@nietoc.com
    Phone 214-394-3610
    Address 5 Culpepper Lane
    Petal, Mississippi 39465
    Start Date May 10, 2019
    End Date May 13, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 25, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1 to 2 days
    Scope National

    National Junior Classical League Convention

    The National Junior Classical League Convention is a national competition for students of Latin and Greek language, culture, and history. Noted speakers also present papers and workshops.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 5135297741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, Ohio 45013
    Start Date July 23, 2019
    End Date July 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Latin Vocabulary Exam

    This exam is designed to test a student’s proficiency in Latin vocabulary.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 5135297741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, Ohio 45013
    Start Date February 3, 2019
    End Date March 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline February 15, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)

    SkillsUSA heads to Louisville, KY, June 25–29, 2018, for the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people—including students, teachers, and business partners—are expected to participate in the weeklong event.

    Web Address http://www.skillsusa.org
    Email sbland@skillsusa.org
    Phone 703-737-0622
    Address 14001 SkillsUSA Way
    Leesburg, Virginia 20176
    Start Date June 25, 2019
    End Date June 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Leadership Conference

    Join more than 5,000 members and advisers at the 2019 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference!

    Web Address http://www.bpa.org/nlc
    Email ddevers@bpa.org
    Phone 614-895-7277
    Address 5454 Cleveland Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43231
    Start Date May 1, 2019
    End Date May 5, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 6, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    National Leadership Conference

    FCCLA members from across the country will gather in Atlanta to network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops, leadership sessions, and compete in STAR Events. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and become inspired with your FCCLA Family.

    Web Address http://www.fcclainc.orgq
    Email nmount@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date June 28, 2019
    End Date July 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 28, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Roman Civilization Exam

    The National Roman Civilization Exam is a national competition for high school students via academics.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 5135297741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, Ohio 45013
    Start Date February 15, 2019
    End Date March 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline February 3, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Spanish Examinations

    The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools given voluntarily by over 4,000 teachers to approximately 165,000 students throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.

    Web Address http://www.nationalspanishexam.org
    Email kcessna@nationalspanishexam.org
    Phone 219-465-2100
    Address 160 Rail Road, Suite 3
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304
    Start Date March 1, 2019
    End Date April 10, 2019
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 2 class periods
    Scope National

    National Speech & Debate Tournament

    The purpose of the National Speech and Debate Tournament is to provide student members with the opportunity to strive for excellence as speakers and debaters while utilizing and enhancing essential critical thinking, writing, research, interpretation, and rhetorical skills. The contest strives to promote the five core tenets of the honor code: leadership, humility, service, integrity, and respect.

    Web Address http://www.speechanddebate.org
    Email director@speechanddebate.org
    Phone 9207486206
    Address 401 Railroad Place
    West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
    Start Date June 18, 2019
    End Date June 22, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2019
    Grades 6-8, 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Acting Intensive

    Become immersed in an accelerated acting training environment at the National Student Leadership Conference Acting Intensive, where you will hone the skills necessary to succeed on stage and screen. This 18-day program is comprised of classes on a variety of acting techniques, and focuses on the personal and professional growth of each young actor.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Architecture

    Do you dream of designing skyscrapers, homes, or bridges? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Architecture, live the life of an architect as you take a building project from idea to reality. From hand-drawing, CAD, and model-making, to structural analysis, selecting building materials, and employing cutting-edge technology, you and your peers will make the big decisions that go into designing buildings.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 8009946752
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Biotechnology

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on Biotechnology, explore cutting-edge research in biotechnology that is creating new opportunities in the fields of medicine, energy, and agriculture. Meet with professionals in the field and learn techniques of successful biotechnologists during hands-on lab experiences.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Business & Entrepreneurship

    Do you have an idea for a great new product or service? Do you dream of starting your own business and developing it from a new venture to a Fortune 500 company? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Business & Entrepreneurship, experience realistic simulations that let you see and feel what it’s like to start, manage, and build a company.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering

    Are you thinking about a career in engineering? Are you intrigued by complex math and science problems? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering, explore the various disciplines of engineering as you live and work on a college campus.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Entertainment Management

    Experience the entertainment business. While at the National Student Leadership Conference on Entertainment Management, you’ll meet with Hollywood agents, film studio executives, publicists, and more. You will learn how top agents negotiate contracts for their celebrity clients and manage their sponsorship opportunities. You will also learn the skills needed to run a major event like an awards show, film festival, or rock concert.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Environmental Science & Sustainability

    Are you interested in the issues facing the environment? Do you aspire to create positive change? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Environmental Science & Sustainability, take a hands-on approach as you delve into today’s most pressing environmental challenges and explore the variety of careers that intersect with our natural resources.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Forensic Science

    Are you fascinated by crime scene investigation? Do you want to learn the cutting-edge techniques used by forensic scientists around the globe? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Forensic Science, unravel a mystery as you conduct an investigation and build a body of evidence.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Game Design

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on Game Design, learn how to turn your love for gaming into a career as you immerse yourself in a world of 3D characters, animation, sound effects, programming, and game design. Together with your development team, you will design and create a new video or mobile game and then pitch your idea to a team of investors.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence & National Security

    Do you have what it takes to tackle a national crisis? Are you capable of making quick decisions in a fast-paced, high-stress environment? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence & National Security, experience what it’s like to sit on the National Security Council and face the tough decisions that protect our country.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on International Business

    While at the National Student Leadership Conference on International Business, you will make decisions with a global impact as you travel to Singapore and work with students from across the world to tackle the major challenges facing business leaders today. This cross-cultural program allows you to explore the global economy, wrestle with issues confronting multinational businesses, and visit leading international businesses and institutions.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy, discover the complexities of the international system as you live the life of a diplomat. During this exciting program, you’ll tackle the challenges that face our world while visiting important diplomatic institutions around Washington, D.C. and New York City.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Journalism, Film & Media Arts

    Step into the fast-paced world of communications and 24/7 news at the National Student Leadership Conference on Journalism, Film and Media Arts. In the field, classrooms, studios, and labs, try your hand at news writing, broadcasting, film making, animation, photography, or sports broadcasting. You’ll develop stories that challenge your viewers and expand the imagination.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Law & Advocacy

    Do you have the power to persuade? Do you want to put the guilty behind bars or save the innocent from injustice? At the National Student Leadership Conference on
    Law & Advocacy, the courtroom becomes your classroom as you assume the role of trial attorney and battle for justice.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Mastering Leadership

    What matters most to you in life? Do you want to have a real impact on the world in which you live? During this powerful six-day program,
    explore your strengths and talents as you develop leadership skills that will allow you to pursue your passions.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care

    Do you see medical school in your future? Are you interested in influencing the state of health care? Serving as a health care professional becomes a reality at the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care. Join doctors, medical researchers, medical students, and other health care professionals as you prepare for the rigors of a career in medicine.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing

    Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Do you want to focus on providing patient care? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing, work with the Yale School of Nursing as you develop the skills necessary to provide high-quality patient-centered health care and gain insight into the careers available within nursing.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Political Action & Public Policy

    Are you fascinated by politics? Would you like to change the course of American government? Do you want to work on a political campaign? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Political Action & Public Policy, immerse yourself in the
    inner workings of the U.S. Congress and the American political system.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Psychology & Neuroscience

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on Psychology & Neuroscience, you will delve into the science of the mind as you explore child development and personality types and learn to motivate others. Through clinical psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Sports Management

    Join fellow athletes, sports fans, and promoters as you explore how to turn your passion for sports into a viable career off the field. At the National Student Leadership Conference on Sports Management, experience what it’s like to guide the career of a star athlete as you get an insider’s view of the twists and turns of the sports world.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Theater

    Do you dream of a career on Broadway? Is acting your passion? Do you want to work behind the scenes as a director, stage manager, or set designer? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Theater, work with Broadway professionals as you develop and showcase your talent on the New York stage.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, Illinois 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National TSA Conference

    The Technology Student Association is providing valuable opportunities for its members to excel in problem-solving skills, while advancing personal growth. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.

    Web Address http://www.tsaweb.org
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1904 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date June 28, 2019
    End Date July 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care is an experiential career exploration program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore the various careers in medicine by visiting medical institutions, interacting with professionals from the field, and participating in advanced simulations and workshops such as the patient encounter simulation, a training technique used at leading medical schools.

    Web Address http://www.envisionexperience.com/exploreourprograms/nationalyouthleadershipforumadvancedmedicineandhealthcare
    Email AdvMed@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 1, 2017
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation – 6 Days to Startup

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation: 6 Days to Startup conducts a career-oriented, experiential program designed for high school students with a foundation in business while developing the skills to lead the next innovative revolution.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-businessinnovation
    Email innovate@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology is a career-­oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the fields of engineering and technology.

    Web Address http://www.envisionexperience.com/exploreourprograms/nationalyouthleadershipforumengineeringandtechnology
    Email Tech@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM

    The National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM is an envision program that introduces high-aspiring middle school students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine through hands-on simulations and inspiring speakers.

    Web Address http://nylfstem.com
    Email STEM@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 23, 2019
    End Date August 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI is a career-oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the law or forensic science fields. Students will have the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience, and be empowered to fully realize the power of their potential.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-law-and-csi
    Email Law@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date July 7, 2019
    End Date August 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9 -12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Media

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Media is a career-oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the fields of digital media, broadcasting, and journalism.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-digital-media-film-and-journalism
    Email media@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 8668585323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date July 21, 2019
    End Date July 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9 -12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine is an experiential career exploration program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore the various careers in medicine by visiting medical institutions, interacting with professionals from the field, and participating in advanced simulations and workshops.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-medicine
    Email Medicine@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date August 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security

    The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): National Security—Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense is a six-day envision program that prepares high school students for careers in defense, intelligence and the diplomatic corps. Students have the opportunity to learn how America monitors potential threats, prepares for crisis, and plans for peace.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-nationalsecurity-diplomacy-intelligence-and-defense
    Email NS@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 23, 2019
    End Date June 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

    The National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM is an envision program that introduces aspirational elementary school students to the STEM fields. Students participate in six days of hands-on workshops and simulations in medicine, engineering, and crime scene investigation where they learn to program robots, role play as medical interns, and unlock clues in an investigation.

    Web Address http://nylfpathways.com
    Email Pathways@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Start Date June 23, 2019
    End Date August 2, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2019
    Grades 3-5
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    NAUDL

    The Urban Debate National Championship brings together 84 high school students and their coaches from member leagues to determine the top urban debaters in the country.

    Web Address http://www.urbandebate.org
    Email sarasanchez@urbandebate.org
    Phone 312-427-0388
    Address 200 S. Michigan Ave, Ste 1040
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
    Start Date April 18, 2019
    End Date April 21, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 15, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    NCFL Grand National Speech & Debate Tournament 2019

    The National Catholic Forensics League offers national contests in policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and public forum debate; rhetorical and interpretative speech events; and student congress.

    Web Address http://www.ncfl.org
    Email rburdett@ncfl.org
    Phone 703-383-1633
    Address c/o Roland E Burdett, III; 6927 Stoneybrooke Lane
    Alexandria, Virginia 22306
    Start Date May 25, 2019
    End Date May 26, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2019
    Grades 9 - 12
    Days Missed Usually only 1 day
    Scope National

    NDCA National Championships

    The NDCA National Championships is a highly competitive debate tournament with representatives from approximately 30 states.

    Web Address http://ndca.tabroom.com
    Email pacedebate@gmail.com
    Phone 214-346-8141
    Address 10600 Preston Rd
    Dallas, Texas 75230
    Start Date April 12, 2019
    End Date April 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    Northeast Jazz Festival

    This two-day festival is a competition for school show choirs, jazz choirs, and jazz bands. There are four levels of competition in all categories based on schools sizes.

    Web Address http://www.northeast.edu
    Email margaret@northeast.edu
    Phone 402-844-7765
    Address 801 East Benjamin Ave.
    Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
    Start Date March 25, 2019
    End Date March 26, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 5, 2019
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed hours only
    Scope National

    Optimist International Oratorical World Championships

    Since its start in 1928, the Oratorical Contest is the longest-running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for college scholarships up to $22,500.

    Web Address https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships1.cfm
    Email programs@optimist.org
    Phone 800-500-8130
    Address 4494 Lindell Blvd.
    St. Louis, Missouri 63108
    Start Date October 1, 2018
    End Date June 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2019
    Grades Under 18 as of October 1, 2018
    Days Missed At most 2
    Scope National

    Patriot’s Pen

    Annual nationwide contest which allows middle level students grade 6–8 to write an essay (300–400 words in length) based on a different annual patriotic theme each year. Participants have the chance to win national awards, including a $5,000 top prize. There are four levels of VFW judging: post, district, state, and national.

    Web Address https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
    Email youthscholarships@vfw.org
    Phone 816-968-1155
    Address 406 W. 34th Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64111
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date March 8, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    This program recognizes and celebrates volunteer community service performed by students in their own community. It encourages other young people to give their time and talents to make their community a better place to live.

    Web Address https://spirit.prudential.com/
    Email spirit@prudential.com
    Phone 973-802-4568
    Address 751 Broad Street, 16th Floor
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Start Date May 4, 2019
    End Date May 7, 2019
    Registration Deadline November 6, 2018
    Grades 5–12
    Days Missed 2–3
    Scope National

    Salute to Excellence and International Achievement Summit

    This event is annual gathering of adult leaders who share their experiences with outstanding students, and serves as a unique opportunity to meet extraordinary role models.

    Web Address http://www.achievement.org
    Email lauren@achievement.org
    Phone 202-887-0000
    Address 1222 16th Street NW
    Washington, Washington DC 20036
    Start Date July 18, 2019
    End Date July 21, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2019
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is the largest multidiscipline team science, technology, engineering, and math competition in the United States, serving nearly 7,000 teams in grades 6–12. Since 1984, Science Olympiad has been committed to providing challenging tournaments for students (350-plus annually), innovative professional development for teachers and hands on science activities for tudents in grades PreK–6 and their families.

    Web Address http://soinc.org
    Email dmendenhall@soinc.org
    Phone 630-792-1251
    Address Two Trans Am Plaza Drive, Suite 415
    Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date June 1, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society)

    Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The mission of the SHH: to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies. All accredited secondary schools are eligible to charter a chapter.

    Web Address http://www.aatsp.org/?shh
    Email kscheetz.shh@aatsp.org
    Phone 248-960-2180
    Address 900 Ladd Road
    Walled Lake, Michigan 48390
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley

    Band, choir, or orchestra students will sync music, choral arrangements, Foley, and digital sound effects to real movie scenes from hits like Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me and The Lorax. Robert W. Smith, a consummate music educator and one of today’s most popular and respected music composers, designed this workshop to reinforce National Core Arts Standards.

    Web Address http://www.universalorlando.com
    Email stars@universalorlando.com
    Phone 407-363-8223
    Address 1000 Universal Studios Plaza
    Orlando, Florida 32819
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date December 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 30, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science

    TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) is an annual competition for middle level and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering.

    Web Address http://teams.tsaweb.org/
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1904 Association Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date March 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 18, 2019
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The National Math Club

    The National Math Club was created as a way to provide students a noncompetitive, extracurricular math activity to build confidence and problem-solving skills in an inclusive atmosphere. Teachers meet regularly with the students in their math club throughout the school year and engage them in fun, interactive activities.

    Web Address https://www.mathcounts.org/club
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date June 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

    The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an annual international competition that challenges teams of students from elementary school to college to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine. A Rube Goldberg Machine is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.

    Web Address http://www.rubegoldberg.com
    Email janine@rubegoldberg.com
    Phone 6463705042
    Address 40 West 77th, 1H
    New York, New York 10024
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date April 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2019
    Grades 2-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    The United States Senate Youth Program

    The United States Senate Youth Program is a merit-based program open to juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in government and demonstrate leadership qualities. The 104 delegates will hear policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, and an U.S. supreme court justice. Sessions will include in-depth question and answer period. Each student will be awarded a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship.

    Web Address http://www.ussenateyouth.org
    Email Ldesmet@hearstfdn.org
    Phone 415-531-7038
    Address 90 New Montgomery St, Suite 1212
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date December 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2018
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed AK, HI and DODEA - 6 all others 5
    Scope National

    Toshiba/NSTA

    ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of two to four to simulate real research and development 20 years in the future.

    Web Address http://www.exploravision.org
    Email AMCKENNA@NSTA.ORG
    Phone 703-312-9258
    Address 1840 wilson blvd
    arlington, Virginia 22201
    Start Date March 14, 2018
    End Date February 8, 2019
    Registration Deadline February 8, 2019
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    TOSHIBA/NSTA EXPLORAVISION

    The ExploraVision competition is free to K–12 students and engages the next generation in real-world problem-solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.

    Web Address http://www.exploravision.org
    Email AMCKENNA@NSTA.ORG
    Phone 703-312-9258
    Address 1840 WILSON BLVD
    ARLINGTON, Virginia 22201
    Start Date June 1, 2019
    End Date June 1, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2019
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Tournament of Champions

    Now in its 47th year, the Tournament of Champions (TOC) serves as the forum of competition for the nation’s very best speech and debate participants. A public service of the University of Kentucky Intercollegiate Debate Program, the TOC strives to offer the national high school debate community the highest-quality judging, impartial tournament officials, and a friendly, congenial atmosphere.

    Web Address https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=8965
    Email David.Arnett@uky.edu
    Phone 510-684-8120
    Address 225 Funkhouser Building
    Lexington, Kentucky 40506
    Start Date April 21, 2019
    End Date April 23, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 9, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    Town Meeting on Tomorrow

    Town Meeting on Tomorrow brings outstanding young leaders from across the country to learn, share, and grow. Activities include group discussions, tours, team “Olympics,” and “Challenge Course” culminating with the National Leadership Awards Banquet.

    Web Address http://www.ncyl.org
    Email ncyl.info@gmail.com
    Phone 515-779-9700
    Address P.O. Box 216
    West Liberty, Iowa 52776
    Start Date October 20, 2019
    End Date October 23, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Tri-M® Music Honor Society

    The Tri-M® Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle level and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

    Web Address http://www.musichonors.com
    Email rebeccap@nafme.org
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Start Date August 1, 2018
    End Date June 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 30, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

    The US Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science research project, is open to high school students ages 15–20 and in grades 9–12. State winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national competition for the national title, $10,000, and an all-expenses paid trip to represent the United States in Stockholm.

    Web Address https://www.wef.org/resources/for-the-public/sjwp/?gclid=eaiaiqobchmii9nky-mz3aivimhkch3vrquaeaayasaaeglbhfd_bwe
    Email shunt-cottrell@wef.org
    Phone 703-684-2454
    Address 601 Wythe Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1994
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date April 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    United States Academic Decathlon®

    Students from all academic levels compete in economics, essay, art, literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, interview, and speech.

    Web Address http://usad.org
    Email info@usad.org
    Phone 712-326-9689
    Address PO Box 4351
    Mankato, Minnesota 56002
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date April 27, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-3
    Scope National

    United States Academic Pentathlon

    Middle level students from all academic levels compete in literature, mathematics, fine art, social studies, and science.

    Web Address http://usad.org/pentathlon.aspx
    Email Pentathlon@usad.org
    Phone 651-249-5878
    Address PO Box 4351
    Mankato, Minnesota 56002
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date May 19, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    Unites States Academic Pentathlon

    Middle level students from all academic levels compete in literature, mathematics, fine art, social studies, and science.

    Web Address http://www.usad.org/pentathlon.aspx
    Email Pentathlon@usad.org
    Phone 651-249-5878
    Address PO Box 4351
    Mankato, Minnesota 56002
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date May 19, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    VEX IQ Challenge

    The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in STEM by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the United States and internationally. The VEX IQ Challenge provide students a unique experience to design, build, and program a robot from the ground up and to compete in teamwork matches with their peers.

    Web Address http://www.roboticseducation.org
    Email support@robotevents.com
    Phone 903-401-8088
    Address 1519 Interstate 30 W
    Greenville, Texas 75402
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date April 24, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 3-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    VEX Robotics Competition

    The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in STEM by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the United States and internationally. More information can be found at: www.RoboticsEducation.org and www.RobotEvents.com.

    Web Address http://www.roboticseducation.org
    Email vicki_grisanti@roboticseducation.org
    Phone 903-401-8088
    Address 1519 Interstate 30 W
    Greenville, Texas 75402
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date April 24, 2019
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Voice of Democracy

    Annual nationwide contest allows high school students to record a three to five minute audio essay based on an annual patriotic theme. Participants can win college scholarships, including a $30,000 top national award. There are four levels of judging: post, district, state and national. First place state winners travel to Washington D.C., for the four-day national finals.

    Web Address https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
    Email youthscholarships@vfw.org
    Phone 816-968-1155
    Address 406 W. 34th Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64111
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date March 8, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed TBD
    Scope National

    Washington Journalism and Media Conference

    George Mason University hosts the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) each summer and welcomes high school students from all over the country for a six-day, residential conference focused on careers in journalism with a unique focus on leadership.

    Web Address http://wjmc.gmu.edu
    Email wjmc@gmu.edu
    Phone 703-993-5010
    Address 4400 University Drive, MS 3A4
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    Start Date July 7, 2019
    End Date July 12, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 14, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Washington Leadership Academy

    HOSA invites all state officers and local chapter leaders to join us in Washington, D.C. for the 12th Annual Washington Leadership Academy (WLA). WLA features dynamic workshops and interactive activities to teach HOSA leaders to be better advocates of HOSA’s mission and vision. This action-packed experience is the highest level of leadership development for HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

    Web Address http://www.hosa.org
    Email info@hosa.org
    Phone 972.874.0062
    Address 548 Silicon Drive, #101
    Southlake, Texas 76092
    Start Date September 15, 2019
    End Date September 18, 2019
    Registration Deadline August 15, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    Washington Leadership Training Institute

    SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute offers advanced training for students and advisers that focuses on professionalism, communication, and leadership skills. This training is held in Washington, D.C., and allows members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical experiences with elected officials.

    Web Address https://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/washington-leadership-training-institute/
    Email WLTI@skillsusa.org
    Phone 703-334-1668
    Address 14001 SkillsUSA Way
    Leesburg, Virginia 20176
    Start Date September 22, 2018
    End Date September 26, 2018
    Registration Deadline August 30, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 3 days
    Scope National

    Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

    George Mason University hosts the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) each summer and welcomes high school students from all over the country for a six-day, residential summit focused on careers in environmental science with a unique focus on leadership.

    Web Address http://wyse.gmu.edu
    Email wyse@gmu.edu
    Phone 703-993-5010
    Address 4400 University Drive, MS 3A4
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    Start Date June 23, 2019
    End Date June 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline December 14, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    World Leadership Congress

    This is a “life-changing experience.” It’s a place where students can be inspired and challenged to broaden their perspective and begin to see themselves as part of something larger, part of the global community we all share. The days at WLC are very active and are a combination of keynote speakers, interactive workshops, creative activities, team-building activities, and community service projects.

    Web Address http://www.hoby.org/programs/world-leadership-congress/
    Email wlc@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327
    Westlake Village, California 91362
    Start Date July 21, 2019
    End Date July 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline July 1, 2019
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    World Scholar’s Cup

    World Scholar’s Cup includes team debate, collaborative writing, problem-solving, and thematic learning. The nonprofit World Scholar’s Cup brings together students of all backgrounds in 45-plus countries for events combining competition, skill development, community building, and alpacas. The annual final conference is hosted by Yale University.

    Web Address http://www.scholarscup.org/
    Email contact@scholarscup.org
    Phone 213-304-9098
    Address 1002 Wall Street
    Los Angeles, California 90015
    Start Date September 2, 2018
    End Date December 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2019
    Grades 5-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Young Achievers

    Young Achievers encourages student leaders to greater achievement and serving as positive role models.

    Web Address http://www.ilnleadnet.com
    Email ilnleadnet@aol.com
    Phone 314-494-2529
    Address 5228 Creighton Drive
    St. Louis, Missouri 63123-1706
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date May 15, 2019
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2019
    Grades 5-10
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Your Classroom In Motion: A STEAM App Series

    Universal Orlando’s STEAM App Series combines national education standards with real-world critical thinking to transform our top attractions into creative learning environments, with extraordinary education opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

    Web Address http://www.universalorlandoyouth.com
    Email universalstudies@universalorlando.com
    Phone 407-363-8223
    Address 1000 Universal Studios Plaza
    Orlando, Florida 32819
    Start Date September 1, 2018
    End Date December 31, 2019
    Registration Deadline November 30, 2019
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Youth Leadership Conferences

    Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW): Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC) focus on leadership, American heritage, the U.S. government, the U.S. Constitution, Free Enterprise System, and the U.S. economy—often with hands-on exercises. The outstanding student for each multiday YLC can compete in an essay competition for cash prizes. MOWW YLC Resolution of Cooperation partners (e.g., the National Sojourners and the Joe Foss Institute) often assist.

    Web Address http://www.moww.org
    Email chiefofstaff@moww.org
    Phone 703-683-4911
    Address 435 North Lee
    Alexandria, Virginia 2314-2301
    Start Date October 24, 2018
    End Date August 30, 2019
    Registration Deadline October 14, 2018
    Grades 9-11
    Days Missed 26 of our 29 YLCs do not require missing school, 3 require missing 1 or 2 days depending on travel; 1 requires missing 2 or 3 days depending on travel Those four YLCs respectively are the following: Spirit of America YLC at Valley Forge PA, American In
    Scope National