The R-STEP Academy is a free program for teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. High school students who have completed grades 10, 11, and 12 by R-STEP Academy’s start date are encouraged to apply. During R-STEP, students have the opportunity to prepare for college by taking college-level Math, Writing, and Career/Life Exploration courses. Students will explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum, applied learning activities, STEM-based project learning, and field trips in the Academy. R-STEP Academy is designed for those students who are ready to handle the rigors of college-level coursework (non-developmental courses).
This eight-week program will increase students’ knowledge and skills through:
College-level courses in Math, English, and College Success (MATH-2021: Fundamentals of Statistics, ENGL-1101: Composition I, and CCLS-1000: First-Year Experience)
Blended learning (Online/In-Class)
Applied research methods, guest speakers, STEM-based activities, field trips
Upon completion, R-STEP participants will earn 8 College credits – FREE!
Students receive guidance and support through dedicated instructors, advisors, counselors, and tutors. Students will also benefit from the educational seminars designed for college success and participate in leadership, volunteer and educational activities and field trips throughout the summer.
More About R-Step
What We Do:
We establish a learning community where students learn, study and explore together
We explore STEM and the how it impacts our local and regional economies
We provide support through dedicated instructors, advisors, counselors and tutors
We enjoy fun out-of-class activities and events to reinforce learning
We encourage students to learn what classroom styles work the best for them
We work together to set personal and career goals
Improve reading, writing, math, communication, and study skills
Increase confidence, leadership skills and motivation for college
Recognize the importance of STEM curriculum
Receive career exploratory advice and opportunities for future employment
Identify their learning style
Develop education and career plans
Experience college life and are able to access campus resources