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Striving toward educational possibilities

Coming in April 2016

During the S.T.E.P. program, students experience three days of college explorations as they live in the dorms, attend classes with college students and explore the necessary steps for college entry and future career directions. (Grades 7-8)


An important focus of STEP is encouraging parents to get involved in a significant way in their child's educational goals. Parents of STEP participants are invited to attend a closing session.. Conference registration includes two complimentary tickets to the Saturday parent event. After registering your child for STEP, please reserve your place at the closing session by phone: 616-526-6749.

Application and fees

Students apply for acceptance to the STEP program, and will receive a letter after the application deadline regarding acceptance decisions. As part of their application, students will also be required to submit a recommendation from either a school professional or a church/community leader. The enrollment fee for the entire STEP weekend is $40 and is due upon acceptance to the program. The enrollment fee includes housing, meals and all activities and is non-refundable, except in the case of an emergency. In the event of a refund, a $10 administrative processing fee is required.