WHAT IS OFFERED?
Mini-Enrichment Courses: STEP offers courses in science
and mathematics which expand upon and enhance students'
educational experiences and develop their critical
thinking and reasoning skills. Examples of mini-courses
are SAT Review and Regents Review classes.
Saturday Workshops: On Saturday
mornings, STEP provides hands-on activities, presentations,
and experiments which actively engage students in
the study of the sciences.
Tutorials: STEP provides students
with regular assistance in school work on a group
and on an individual basis.
SAT Review: STEP provides students,
Fall and Spring semester, with a thorough program
in verbal and mathematics. A comprehensive review
is also given twice a year during a Saturday Workshop
Regents Review: A complete regents
review in mathematics and science is provided.
Counseling & Needs Assessment:
STEP offers academic and career counseling services,
as well as evaluation of student strengths and needs.
Engineering Technology Projects
Field Trips: To reinforce learning
and interest in scientific areas and to explore academic
and career options, day and overnight field trips
are taken to such sites as museums, science centers,
and major universities.
Cultural Activities: STEP provides
trips to plays, dance productions, and other cultural
events, to enhance the students' appreciation of these
aspects of culture, especially in the areas relative
to their heritage.
Academic Camp: STEP offers a more intensive
exploration of mathematics and the sciences during
its Summer Academic Camp. The camp utilizes indoor
laboratories to explore such areas as earth science,
bio-chemistry, mathematics, engineering technology,
and individual research.
STEPAC: The STEP Parent Advisory
Council is the organization consisting of the parents
/ guardians of the students in the STEP Program. STEPAC
advocates for the delivery of quality programs for
students in STEP. STEPAC promotes the education of
the STEP students by various activities such as: public
relations, student cultural and enrichment activities,
chaperone field trips and organize parent forums.