What is STEP?

The Scholars Training & Enrichment Program (STEP) is an eleven-month academic program that is part of The Wight Foundation Application Process. STEP has three components beginning the summer prior to students entering eighth grade.

STEP is designed to strengthen critical academic skills, while exposing students to advanced levels of learning. The challenging curriculum of STEP creates a dynamic learning experience. This experience is built on a commitment to nurturing intellectual curiosity, leadership ability and a compassion for humanity through the concept of community. STEP encourages students to challenge themselves by taking ownership of their personal growth and development through increased personal accountability.