School Information

All Schools within Adams and York counties can participate.  Home school students within this geographical range can also participate.  There is a $100 school registration fee.  During a school's first year of participation, the fee is waived. 

Schools must submit the application in order to participate.  The application is due by the end of November of the school year they are participating.  

YCSEF is run by volunteers.  The teacher committee meets twice per year.  The organizational meeting takes place in September/October.  The final preparation meeting takes place in February.  For 2024, the final meeting will take place on 2/12/2024.

School Resources and Documents


We encourage all students to use the ISEF Form Wizard.  The Rules Wizard has been designed as a first step to help you determine what forms and approvals are necessary before beginning a science fair project. Answer each of the 9 questions and a result page will provide a list of forms and information based on your answers.  Click here to access the Rules Wizard