Posted: 8:13 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
About Gwinnett’s STEP academies
What’s STEP? It stands for STEM Targeted Education Program because the emphasis is on science, technology, engineering and math.
Who are the students: overage eighth graders who commit to working to get back on track with their peers.
How it works: In one fast-paced and intense year, the students can complete their eighth and ninth grade studies and be ready to start 10th grade.
How many students can participate? Each academy has capacity for up to 80 students.