During the spring and fall semesters, homeschooled students from local communities participate in the Step-Up Enrichment Program. The one-hour enrichment courses are held in various locations on the campus of Saint Vincent College every Friday afternoon. These courses are designed and taught by college students who are enrolled in the teacher certification program. Classes are offered from Preschool to Grade Twelve.

The goals of the Step-Up Program are to: 

  1. Familiarize nontraditional students with the educational process. 
  2. Encourage social interaction with other home-schooled students in the area. 
  3. Enrich the learning experience of nontraditional students through a variety of interesting enrichment units taught by college students in the field of education who aspire to be teachers. 
  4. Offer assistance and support to home-school families in meeting instructional needs to meet requirements for their specific curricular goals. 

Online registration on the STEP-UP website is available for parents to register their children for up to three classes each semester. Just follow the registration link. Class sizes are limited, so homeschooled students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Step-Up Program offers
  1. A unique and exciting opportunity for homeschoolers to interact with other students who share common interests.
  2. Homeschoolers the opportunity to transition into college classroom settings and to reduce anxiety when planning for college.
  3. Instructors who are college students participating in a required field experience. All college students are upperclassmen and hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. Every college student is required to have criminal and child abuse clearances before entering into a classroom. 
  4. Homeschoolers the opportunity to choose courses specifically designed to meet their interests while meeting curriculum requirements.

STEP-UP believes it is a great privilege and opportunity for students to participate in this program. Therefore, behavior that is disruptive to the classroom setting will not be tolerated. If problematic behavior persists, the student(s) will be asked to leave the program.

Dress Code

While no formal dress code exists, we expect students to dress modestly so as to not distract from the educational environment.



FAQsfaqs
  • When can I register my child for classes?

    You will receive an email notice if you have submitted your contact information to the Director. Also, we will post a notice when registration begins.

  • When do classes start for the fall semester?

    Fall classes start in September and Spring classes start in January. As soon as an exact date is determined, registration will be open for about six days prior to the start of classes. You will be notified via email.

  • Can cyber school students participate in Step-Up?

    Yes. We have many cyber students in our program.

  • How do we participate in the Step-Up Enrichment Program?

    Below are the steps to participate in the Step-Up Enrichment Program:

    • Send your contact information to the Step-Up Director via the Contact Form.
    • When registration opens, a link will appear on the main page. The course list and online registration will then be available for you and your child(ren). Please submit a class registration form for each child by selecting the level in which your child falls into and selecting the courses for him or her. 
    • Once registered, please sign the Release of Liability form located under Registration Forms and return it to Step-Up with your check to cover the family registration of $25 and all of the course costs (no. of courses x cost). These items must be received prior to the first day of class. 
    • After we receive your Release of Liability and payment, we will send a registration packet in the mail with name tags, parking pass, and other information prior to the first class. 
    • Show up for class for the period that you registered. All classes are held on the Saint Vincent College campus . Most classes are in Alfred Hall, except for Preschool, Drama and Dance. 
    • There will be an information table in the lobby of Alfred for the STEP-UP Program every Friday afternoon. 
    • Get directions to Saint Vincent College
    • Please hang the parking pass in your car each week. You may park in Area A if there are no spaces near Alfred or the Basilica.
  • Where do I take my child on the first day?

    Parents may escort children directly to the first class. If there is a question or concern about the location of class, please stop by the STEP-UP information table in the lobby of Alfred Hall. This entrance is located to the left of the Basilica. Walk up the OLD entrance to the College (cement driveway leading to campus with two concrete pillars and black rod iron gates, left of the Basilica) and Alfred Hall is the building on the left. There is an overpass hallway above the entrance to Alfred. There will be someone at the information table to help you.

Privacy Statementprivacy-statement

The Saint Vincent Step-Up Enrichment Program is committed to protecting your privacy and to ensure a safe online experience when registering for classes or submitting contact information.

Collection of your Personal Information

SVC Step-Up Enrichment Program collects identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number for the sole purpose to register you for courses and to allow your child(ren) to participate. Saint Vincent College will not sell or distribute your information. Saint Vincent College upholds the same confidentiality and rights to its College students as it would to children participating in the SVC Step-Up Enrichment Program. Therefore, all information is keep confidential and will be solely used for its intended purposes. 

Our web registration management software is managed and developed by PeoriaDesignWeb, 309-241-2941. All protections with use of the registration system are held with PeoriaDesignWeb.

Contact Information

SVC Step-Up Enrichment Program welcomes your comments, feedback, or concerns to the Step-Up Director, Mrs. Carol Borland.

Registration Formsregistration-forms

Please register online at the http://www.stvincentstepup.org/, FIRST! Once you have registered your child(ren) online, please print out and remit the forms (located on http://www.stvincentstepup.org/) and payment to:

Mrs. Carol Borland
Step-up Enrichment Program
Education Department
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650

DUE: All application and payment materials are due (postmarked before) the Saturday before classes begin

See form document links on http://svcstepup.weebly.com  

Below are the steps to participate in the Step-Up Enrichment Program:

  • Send your contact information to the Step-Up Director via the Contact Form.
  • Please review the http://www.stvincentstepup.org/ website. The course list and online registration will be then available for you and your child(ren). Please submit a class registration form for each child by selecting the level in which your child falls into and selecting the courses for him or her.
  • Once registered, please sign the Release of Liability Form and return it to Step-Up with the Class/Fee Worksheet, Information Form and your check to cover the family registration fee and all of the course costs (no. of courses x cost). These items must be received prior to the first day of class.
  • After we receive your forms and payment, we will send an information packet with name tags, schedule, parking pass, etc.
  • Show up for class for the period that you registered. All classes are held on the Saint Vincent College campus. Most classes are in Alfred Hall except for Preschool, Drama and Dance.
  • Directions to Saint Vincent College and Alfred Hall can be found on the main website for the college.
  • Please display your parking pass each week. You may park in Area A if there are no spaces near Alfred or the Basilica.