Bloomington-Normal ACT-SO




ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological Scientific Olympics. It is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students. The program centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches. There are 32 categories of competition in the areas of STEM, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, business, and culinary arts.


Are you a high school student interested in science? Do you like to experiment and discover new things? Are you gifted and talented? Do you like to sing, dance, act, or write poetry? Do you paint or draw? Do you have a business mind?

If you do, then ACT-SO!

2021-2022 ACT-SO Orientation

Academic Enrichment Sessions
are held the 3rd Saturday of each month
(unless otherwise noted)

For more information on how you can attend,
email us at

Aniya Thompson-National Gold Medal-Music Vocal Contemporary

Aniya Thompson
National Gold Medalists in Music Vocal Contemporary – 2021


Isha Gollapudi
 National Silver Medalists in Painting – 2021

2021 ACT-SO Participants

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