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Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

Eligibility: (grades 7 through 12)

New York state residents from one of the following groups: African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American Indian or Alaskan Native or a New York state residents from other groups who meet the economically disadvantaged criteria as outlined by New York State Education Department

The selection of students will also take into account factors such as motivation, academic grades, interest in mathematics and science, career interest in one of the New York state licensed professions, and potential for success in the program.

STEP enrolls students from districts including Hempstead, Freeport, Roosevelt, and Uniondale. Students from other Long Island school districts are also eligible.

How to Apply

A parent or guardian must complete an application for student enrollment and participation. The following information and/or forms must be submitted with the application:

  • Latest test scores
  • Parent release forms
  • Field trip permission forms
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Code of Conduct Form

In addition to the completed forms, program personnel will meet with the parent and child to better understand academic needs relative to class assignments. Meetings are held in Hagedorn Hall Monday thru Friday from 9am-5pm

For more information, please call (516) 463-5794, e-mail STEP or visit 013 Hagedorn Hall at Hofstra University.


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