Join Our Program

Mark your Calendars for the 2024-25 ACT-SO Kickoff Event!


Saturday, September 21, 2024

Time and Location Details TBA

What are the Benefits of Participating in ACT-SO?

The ACT-SO program is intended to be a learning experience, first and foremost. The focus of a viable and effective local ACT-SO program is on enrichment and mentorship. Students work with mentors who help them develop projects in their chosen category throughout the program year.

The DuPage County ACT-SO program also provides ACT-SO students with many enrichment opportunities, including targeted workshops, college and career readiness programs, and guest speakers.

High School Students

Explore your Passions!


Choose up to 3 categories of interest from the list below.  We will work with you to prepare your project/presentation for competition.






Join the Excitement!

The ACT-SO program is 100% volunteer run.  Our parents, alumni, professionals and individual volunteers all work together to continue to make this program a success!





Support our Youth!

Corporate, Non-Profit, and Individual Sponsors are key to ensuring program quality and expanding opportunities for our students!





ArchitectureMusic Composition
Biology/MicrobiologyMusic: Instrumental - Classical
Chemistry/BiochemistryMusic: Instrumental - Contemporary
Computer ScienceMusic Vocal - Classical
Dance - ContemporaryMusic: Vocal - Contemporary
Dance - BalletOriginal Essay
Dance - ModernPhotography
Dance - TraditionalOratory
Dramatic Arts: ActingPainting
Earth and Space SciencePlaywriting
EngineeringPoetry - Performance
EntrepreneurshipPoetry - Written
FilmmakingShort Story
Medicine & Health