STEP is an alternative education program designed for regents level students who are disengaged and disaffected from the regular education setting. STEP provides a full day program where students are engaged in Career and Technical Education career clusters as well as small academic classes.
Our program uses small class sizes, extra support and hands-on learning to provide a different approach to engage 9th and 10th grade students who have lost interest in school. We help get these students back on track to graduate.
STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM:
The academic program for math and science is integrated into Career and Technical Education program. Academic credit for the year is as follows:
The STEP program offers a hands-on learning opportunity for students to explore career clusters within the Hospitality and Human Services and Trade areas. The curriculum is designed to spark students’ interests and get them engaged in school.
The two career areas include the following Career and Technical Education programs:
For 9th Grade:
A small class structure that includes lots of academic support provides students with opportunities to succeed.
Faculty and staff are trained in the Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management Model that teaches students appropriate behavior and social skills. All the faculty and staff use uniform language and structures to instill acceptable behavior and social skills.
A data-driven model that documents behavior, Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management Model features 16 social skills that students strive for within three levels: daily, progress and merit. At every step of the way, students earn points for their positive behavior and receive negative points for poor behavior choices.
Watch an overview of the first year of the program at the Southern Adirondack Education Center.
We engage the disengaged. We inspire personal improvement in all facets of life by embracing students who have yet to feel a strong bond within the traditional education community. We customize a structured, caring environment, fostering opportunities for student growth and ownership in the educational process.
For more information, contact your 9th or 10th grader’s school counselor.
Click on the file below to download a brochure on STEP.