Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

What is STEP?

Our New York State funded program leverages Vaughn’s aeronautical heritage and world class robotics championship teams to expose students to STEM-related fields, aviation related fields, while providing tutoring, standardized test prep, and college prep. The program can include elements such as:

Core Subject Instruction

-PSAT/SAT/Regents exam preparation;
-Communications and soft skills training;
-Supervised practical research and poster presentation training;
-Preparing for licensed professions (e.g., FAA private pilot license);
-Hands on exposure to Robotics and other career fields.

Eligibility Requirements

-Grade-Level: The program is limited to 7th – 12th grade students;
-Economically disadvantaged, or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian; and will benefit from academic enrichment.
-There are NY residency requirements associated with the program.

Saturday Academy October – June
Saturdays from 8:30am to 1 pm students specialize more in their specific field of interest. Instruction is mostly geared towards:

-7th and 8th grade: successful completion of middle school and entry to high school;
-9th and 10th grade: succeeding at Common Core subjects;
-11th and 12th grade: successful completion of high school and entry to college.

Summer Program July – August
STEP Summer Program runs from Monday through Friday, introducing pre-college students to the college experience by offering introductory courses and seminars.

For information on the STEP program, contact the STEP email at .