High School and Middle School Enrichment Programs


At Vaughn College, we offer programs designed for high school sophomores and juniors who think they may want to come here for a next generation education.

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program funded by the US Department of Education, which is distributed to institutions through competitive grants. This program encourages and addresses the needs required to successfully complete high school and post-secondary education. Upward Bound is the type of program that will provide academic, social and cultural experiences during the high school years, which will greatly increase the probability of students enrolling in college and graduating from college. For more information on the Upward Bound program, click here.

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a New York State funded program dedicated to preparing historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged secondary school students for entry into postsecondary degree programs and improve their participation rate in mathematics, science, technology, health-related fields; and licensed professions.
For more information on the STEP program, click here.

Pre-Engineering Summer Program

The program will provide students with hands-on experience in the fields of Robotics and an Introduction of Mechanical Engineering to advance them in their pursuits of a college degree in Engineering. At the end of the program, students will showcase a project or research presentation to key personnel on campus including the Chair of the Engineering department. Students may be eligible to up to five (5) college credits.
For more information on the Pre-Engineering Summer program, click here. To apply for the program, click here.