HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS
JUMP START YOUR FUTURE AT VAUGHN
Through its pre-college Opportunity Programs, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology supports students from middle school through high school graduation, then into College. Our college opportunity programs support students through their graduation at Vaughn.
The pre-college opportunity programs include the NYSED-funded Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) for 7-12th grade students and the Upward Bound program for 9-12th grade students who attend August Martin High School or Grover Cleveland High School. Coming soon is our P-TECH partnership with the Freeport Public Schools district.
The college opportunity programs include the NYSED-funded Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Collegiate Science and Technology Program (CSTEP) for students enrolled full-time in a B.S. program in various areas of Engineering or Engineering Technology at Vaughn College.
For more information, please see below.
Pre-College and College Opportunity Programs
Vaughn participates in the New York State Education Department’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). The HEOP program at Vaughn is jointly supported by the College and the New York State Department of Education. This program has been designed for educationally and economically disadvantaged New York State residents who otherwise might not be able to attend college. HEOP provides several academic and financial support services to assist students. These services include the summer immersion program, tutorial services, counseling services and financial assistance. To find out more, email call 1.866.6VAUGHN, extensionext. 160 or click here.
This is an intensive six-week summer program to introduce pre-freshmen to fundamental math, science, technical and aviation-related concepts.
Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education TRIO program that helps low-income and first-generation community youth achieve college and career success by providing a year-round comprehensive system of support including tutoring, college entrance examination preparation, college and financial aid application assistance, and cultural field trips. The program is FREE to eligible students.
Locations: The Upward Bound Program at Vaughn College services students at three sites:
- Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Our main office is located in the Academic Success Center on the second floor of the library.
- August Martin High School in Jamaica, Queens. Guidance Office.
- Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens. Guidance Office.
For more information and to apply visit: https://www.ubvaughn.org/
The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) prepares historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged secondary school students for entry into postsecondary degree programs in STEM (science, technology. engineering and mathematics) and the licensed professions.
For more information on the STEP program, contact or click here.
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) funded by the New York State Education Department is a program intended to increase access by minority and economically disadvantage students to academic programs at the college level in scientific and technical fields.
For more information on the CSTEP program, click here.
The Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program (SIPP) is a 12–month transition program for young adults on the autism spectrum as they navigate the path to college, employment and adult life and share an interest in aeronautics, aviation, engineering or technology.
Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program integrates academic, social-emotional, and life skills learning in an engaging, highly dynamic and supportive environment: the Innovation Hub. Course concepts and instruction are made relevant, absorbed and reinforced through this experiential, project-based approach. Skills such as goal-oriented thinking, problem solving, self-advocacy, self-regulation, perspective taking, collaboration and communication emerge and are utilized as a natural consequence of engaging in work in the Innovation Hub.
Students successfully completing the program receive a certificate, 13 college credits and fast–track admission to Vaughn College and the myriad career programs they offer. Vaughn provides students, who complete Vaughn’s programs, extensive career placement assistance. Alternatively, students may apply to other institutions or pursue entry positions in the workforce.
Development of SIPP is funded in part by an Advanced Technological Education grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information on the program visit www.spectruminnovates.org/admissions.
View an information session about the program here.