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Summer Algebra Institute

The California State University (CSU), Office of the Chancellor is pleased to offer the 2021 CSU Summer Algebra Institute (SAI). Due to COVID-19 safety measures, 2021 SAI programs will be delivered virtually. SAI is a four to five-week virtual math enrichment program for rising 8th -12th grade students. Participants will learn skills and techniques to improve their knowledge of mathematics and quantitative reasoning. In its 15th year, the program aligns with CSU's ambitious Graduation Initiative 2025 goals that aim to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating equity gaps.

One primary goal of the program is to positively improve college readiness, particularly in mathematics and quantitative reasoning ability. Credentialed math instructors will teach the course content with EdReady curriculum, an adaptive online application for math readiness that designs a personalized learning path to fill knowledge gaps. In addition, students will participate in team learning activities, STEAM projects, “college knowledge" workshops and virtual CSU campus tours.

Approved 2021 SAI sites will receive the following support:

  • $30,000 in funding for qualified sites
  • Program administration training for site coordinators and math instructors
  • Learning community check-ins via webinar/conference calls to support successful program outcomes
  • Support from the Office of the Chancellor to partner with local CSU campuses

    Without question, improving college readiness will require effective partnerships with community organizations and faith-based allies. The Office of the Chancellor welcomes your partnership as a participant in the 2021 Summer Algebra Institute. Download the CSU Summer Algebra Institute Site Application Packet, complete and return to csuexternalrelations@calstate.edu. ​