STEP 34 Winter St, Arlington, MA02474 The STEP program at Dearborn Academy is an interim assessment program for students in elementary, middle and high…More school. This program is intended as a temporary step for children who have left their current school program and need either to do some work to reenter or find a more appropriate placement. The emphasis is on respect, community and personal responsibility, with skill and community development. Students are usually referred by schools or families and receive assessment, counseling and academic support. The program lasts a minimum of 45 days.