Students Occupationally and Academically Ready www.education.state.pa.us

    programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.


    SOAR is built on programs of study (POS) that incorporate secondary and postsecondary education elements and include coherent and rigorous academic and technical content aligned with Pennsylvania’s challenging academic standards.


    SOAR Agreement Articulation for advanced credit transfer is made possible when Perkins-allocated postsecondary institutions and Pennsylvania secondary schools offering SOAR programs agree to the terms and conditions stated in the Perkins Statewide Articulation Agreement.


    SOAR Mission

    The mission of SOAR is to prepare students for college and careers in a diverse, high-performing



    SOAR Benefits

                • Saving Money on College Tuition

                • Saving Time by Shortening College Attendance

                • Getting on the Right Career Pathway

                • Getting consistent Education


    SOAR Articulation

    SOAR credits are accepted at higher education institutions.  


    More information regarding SOARS can be found at http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Career%20and%20Technical%20Education/Programs%20of%20Study/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1


    Articulations Agreements

    College is an option for all students who attend Schuylkill Technology Center.  A large percentage of STC students continue their education at two and four year colleges/ universities/ technical institutions, apprenticeship programs and other post-secondary schools.


    Articulation agreements between secondary and post-secondary schools are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and advanced college credits to students who are continuing their education from one institution to the other. Articulation agreements recognize a student’s mastery of college-level learning during his or her high school program of study. Schuylkill Technology Center has articulation agreement with a wide range of college and technical schools. State-wide articulations offer STC students at a minimum 9 advance credits in selected post-secondary schools (www.collegetransfer.net).

    Schuylkill Technology Center has established additional articulations with various post-secondary colleges and technical schools. Click here for the most up-to-date local articulations


     SOARS Powerpoint


    Lackawanna College SOAR OpportunitySOAR

    STC North and Lackawanna College-Click here for more information

    STC South and Lackawanna College-Click her for more information