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Students must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) or the Building Excellence in Science and Technology Program (BEST) admissions:

  • Be a New York State resident
  • Have an 80 average in Math, Science, and English
  • Identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Alaskan American. Students who identify as White or Asian must meet state-determined economic criteria listed on the eligibility section of the website
  • Be a middle or high school student in the 7th - 12th grade
  • All eligible BEST students must attend a District 13 school located in Brooklyn. Please see the main page of the website with the details for the BEST program.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program. We are not currently accepting applications. The Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Application will be available in early August.

Fees and Dates

Fees: Summer: $350

Program fee is due by the first day of the Summer Program.
Please note all fees are non-refundable.
Waivers and payment plans are available for financially eligible students.

Program Dates: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-3:00PM July 1st to August 1st



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