The SciTech campus of Harrisburg High School is a small learning community in the Harrisburg School District.  Total enrollment at SciTech is limited to 400 serious and motivated students from the Capitol Region, who demonstrate interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous educational experience focused on a well-rounded education.  SciTech High offers a comprehensive honors level, college preparatory academic program.


High expectations and professionalism are hallmarks for teachers and students at SciTech High.  Pride in learning and the celebration of academic success remain part of the fabric of the school. Continuous content-based professional development is expected of the faculty.  Preparing students for achievement in a diverse workplace represents a second philosophical pillar of SciTech High.  This belief recognizes that the young learners of metropolitan Harrisburg benefit from participating in real world experiences as a fundamental part of the SciTech High experience.


Admission to SciTech High is by application.  All of the items listed on the Application Checklist, which can be found following the initial Application form, must be submitted to the SciTech High Admissions Team following described protocol.  It is the student’s responsibility to deliver the application materials to his or her teachers and guidance counselors according to the instructions on these forms and to follow up with these individuals to ensure that all materials are submitted in a timely manner. 


A complete application for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted by Friday, February 17, 2017.

Applications may be obtained from the following:

  1. SciTech High, 215 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-703-1900
  2. On the web at 
  3. Harrisburg School District, 2101 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, 717-703-4000


Important Dates:


Application Window Open


Thursday, January 14, 2016


Open House


Thursday, December 15, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 21, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SciTech Campus

*Individual school tours may be scheduled by appointment by calling 703-1904


Application Submission Deadline


Friday, February 17, 2017 

Program candidates will be decided on or about

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mandatory New Student/Parent Meeting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 



Complete applications will be reviewed by the SciTech Admissions Team.  Questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Stacey Rossi at 717-703- 1903.  If minimum requirements (2.5 core GPA minimum, including grades from the first and second marking periods in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) are met and a complete application has been submitted, an interview will be scheduled.  Final admissions determinations are based upon teacher recommendations, grades, placement scores, attendance, discipline, a writing sample, and an interview.  Parents, guardians, and students will be notified of admissions status on or about March 18, 2017.   Students who are accepted will be required to attend the mandatory new student and parent meeting.