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Science and Technology Entry Program (S.T.E.P.)
Science and Technology Entry Program (S.T.E.P.)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No. Students pay nothing to join or participate in STEP. All STEP activities are funded by the New York State Education Department.
  • here's no regular meeting schedule for the RIT STEP Program; however, each activity in STEP has its own schedule. The schedules are determined by the individual(s) running the activity. Example: Students in Inventors Club may meet every Wednesday after school, but students in the NOVA Academy may meet every Saturday.
    Contact the STEP Program Coordinator at your school to get more information on schedules.
  • Each student may participate in as many activities as he/she wishes. But keep in mind that the schedules for some activities may conflict with other afterschool activities. Each student is responsible for managing their commitments.
  • The Office of K12 Programs sends mail about each upcoming STEP activity. Flyers are also posted in your school. You can always check with your STEP Program Coordinator to get the most up-to-date information.
  • Most STEP activities are available to registered STEP students on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, the STEP Program Coordinator will use academic standing and recommendations as selection criteria. Example: There is one spot left to go on the Spring Break College Tours. Student A and Student B sign up for the last spot. Student A returned all necessary paperwork first but received several failing grades on the last report card. Student B has no failing grades and received positive recommendations from his/her counselor. Student B would be allowed to go on the trip before Student A.

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