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Bronx River STEAMs ahead

New program will give students career boost
Aliyah Ali
Principal Greg Fucheck is excited about the school’s acceptance into the Bronx STEAM Center, which will give students a headstart on their career choices.


Bronx River High School applied and was accepted as one of 10 Bronx high schools to partner with the new Bronx STEAM Center. When the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Center opens in 2025, the Bronx program will serve about 1,000 11th and 12th graders, including students from BRHS.

The program offers six career-connected learning pathways: health care, computer science, construction technology, culinary arts, designing and engineering and film/media. Students will attend classes in the morning and then take a shuttle bus to the center.

Bronx River principal Gregory Fucheck is “very proud of having the school as a part of a very prestigious and incredible program.”

“This  is an opportunity that every student should take seriously and take advantage of,” he said.  Due to this partnership,  he thinks “BRHS will be much harder to get into because many would want to participate in the program.”

The first program that will come out are the medical classes, which will eventually expand to others, said Stephanie DeCicco, a teacher who is on the school’s instructional leadeship team. She says this “prestigious honor” will gives students “school, jobs and career opportunities.”

When students complete the program, they will be certified in their chosen field, which can also help them earn an advanced Regents diploma.

Freshmen, who will be juniors in 2025, will get a chance to hear about the program at a ninth grade town hall duing 8th period on June 11.

Want to know more? Check out the Brooklyn STEAM center.

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Aliyah Ali
Aliyah Ali, Social Media Editor
Aliyah Ali is the oldest of three younger siblings. She loves to write, read, sketch and create music.

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