Innovation will again be the theme of new programs and services that will be showcased at Stepinac High School’s Fall Open House, Sunday, October 28.
During presentations and tours of the campus at 1 and 2 PM, visitors will learn how Stepinac, ranked as one of the country’s top 50 Catholic High Schools, prepares young men for post-secondary success at college and in their future careers.
Among the new programs that will be highlighted are:
The College Board's Advanced Placement AP Capstone™ Diploma program. Stepinac is among a small number of high schools globally that is participating in this innovative learning program that allows students to further sharpen their critical thinking, reading and writing skills needed for the rigors of university academia and the challenges of a global marketplace.
The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone™ complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement® courses and exams.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone™ Diploma signifying their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.
Live Streaming of Home Games and Other Events: In another digital first for Stepinac (it was the first high school in the nation to implement an all-digital textbook library), live streaming of Crusaders varsity sports teams’ home games, assemblies, Stepinac Theatre productions and other special school events has gotten underway. The advanced capability is the result of a partnership between Stepinac and LocalLive, the innovative digital video company based in Stamford, Connecticut.
It is anticipated that the LocalLive capability will also appeal to Stepinac students who are passionate about sports and video production and might be interested in pursuing studies leading to potential careers in sports communications.
Expansion of Private Bus Transportation: To make commuting to the White Plains-Stepinac more accessible to students throughout Westchester, the Bronx, Manhattan and eastern Connecticut, Stepinac expanded its private bus service with three new student pick- up points at the Metro North Railroad Stations in Tarrytown (7:15 AM); Greenwich (7:15 AM) and Stamford (7 AM).