• High School 

     IF Institute Mentors: Gifted high school students from all grades are encouraged to participate in the mentorship program with the Elementary IF Institute. They serve as helpers, guides, mentors, and program designers. The mission statement of the ESU and District partnership with the gifted students: “The mission of the monthly gifted forum (IF Institute) is for identified gifted students to collaborate with their intellectual peers with enrichment extensions through mentorships and a partnership with East Stroudsburg University, whose students assist with program development.  It emphasizes lifelong learning, problem-solving, use of multiple intelligences, and the importance of critical thinking.” The high school gifted students interact with university education majors, education department instructors, the middle school Gifted Staff, and all-district elementary gifted students. This provides an opportunity to demonstrate teamwork, leadership, and collaborative skill as well as career exploration.


    PA Bar Association Mock Trial - One of the largest in the nation, the Pennsylvania Mock Trial Competition gives more than 290 high school student teams from the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil trials before actual judges and panels of juries.  Click on the link to learn more!


    NHS: The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, East Stroudsburg High School's NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

    Elementary through High School

    Envirothon - This is an academic team competition held in the Spring where teams of students are tested on their knowledge of the Pocono environment, such as trees, ponds and animals, climate change, and other environmental categories. Envirothon competitions are for students in 5th - 12th grade and are held each May at Monroe County Environmental Education Center. 


    Johns Hopkins: Center for Talented Youth


    Kids ask a lot of questions. The world is big and their curiosity about it is even bigger. That's why Northampton Community College created the Horizons for Youth program.

    Each year, thousands of children from kindergarten through high school participate in more than 600 Horizons courses and workshops at three NCC sites. Classes focus on everything from academics to enrichment. During the school year classes are held after school and on weekends. Summers are especially action-packed. Kids can soar with Star Wars, design simple machines, play field hockey, bake scones or go fishing. Full and half-day programs throughout the whole summer are available.


    Camp Invention – This is a summer enrichment day experience designed for children entering grades one through six.  Camp Invention features collaborative learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


    ESU FOR KIDS – Offering a variety of courses designed for children ages 6-16. Experience, professional instructors are eager to teach and challenge each student.

    Middle School and High School

    Various musicals: Every year there are broadway musical productions performed by the students of the intermediate and high schools. The students take ownership of the show. There are opportunities for them to be a part of the stage crew, actors, lighting, set building, and much more. 


    Student Council: Student Council is an opportunity for the students to take ownership of the school environment, and raise school spirit. Students have to submit an application to be a part of the student council and are chosen based on their commitment and leadership skills.


    Science Olympiad- High school and intermediate school students from all grades are encouraged to participate in activities that create a passion for learning science. Practice meetings and study sessions are held throughout the first semester both after-school and during the school day when practical. Projects and subject matter are selected, developed, and reviewed with an eye on entering tournaments at the conference and state levels. The emphasis is on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices. Goals are accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training sessions and the deep study of curriculum materials.