Science and Technology Entry Program

Apply to STEP

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.

Partner Schools

STEP enrolls students from the following partner districts and schools, although students from other Long Island districts are also eligible:

Hempstead Union Free School District
ABGS Hempstead Middle School
Hempstead High School

Freeport Union Free School District
J.W. Dodd Middle School
Freeport High School

Roosevelt Union Free School District
Roosevelt Middle School
Roosevelt High School

Uniondale Union Free School District
Lawrence Road Middle School
Turtle Hook Middle School
Uniondale High School

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:

Academic records
Teacher recommendations
Permission and Authorization form
Code of Conduct

Program personnel will also meet with the parent or student to better understand academic needs and career goals relative to class assignments. Meetings are held in Hagedorn Hall Monday thru Saturday by appointment.

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