What is STEP?
STEP is a Saturday enrichment program that services students from Staten Island and Brooklyn, in grades 7 through 12, who demonstrate a career interest in the fields of science, engineering, technology, or education. Students come to the College of Staten Island campus and engage in scientific, computer math, communication arts, and PSAT and SAT prep with an interdisciplinary learning approach. The STEP Program focuses on helping students to build self-esteem and develop positive behaviors toward learning. We believe that students will begin to understand the processes of learning science and math by encouraging them to strive and aim for good grades throughout their secondary school years. Students will then have a broader range of choices when pursuing a career.
The STEP Program is housed at the College of Staten Island, and supported and administered through The Office of Academic Affairs, and the New York State Department of Education.