New school for science buffs coming to LI

The Doshi STEM Program will be housed in its own wing at the BOCES Center for the Performing Arts in Syosset.

The Doshi STEM Program will be housed in its own wing at the BOCES Center for the Performing Arts in Syosset. (1/14/13)

SYOSSET - A new high school that will specialize in science and technology is set to open in Nassau this fall.

The Doshi STEM Program, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, will be housed in its own wing at the BOCES Center for the Performing Arts in Syosset. Students who attend will spend half of the day at their regular school district, and the rest of the day at the science school.

BOCES Superintendent Thomas Rogers says tuition will cost about $7,400 per student, to be paid by the student's home district. He says the science school is the result of a public-private partnership with the AU Foundation, and without help from the local charity, tuition would be thousands of dollars more.

Rogers says he's working with nearby districts like Hicksville and Uniondale, which have already expressed an interest in sending their students. Organizers are still working on the exact criteria for admission, but students who are interested should speak to their guidance counselors about it.

The school is slated to open in the fall with about 50 freshmen students.

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