Summer Algebra Institute

The California State University (CSU), Office of the Chancellor is pleased to offer the 2019 CSU Summer Algebra Institute (SAI), a six-week math enrichment program for rising 9th -12th grade students. Participants will learn skills and techniques to improve their knowledge of mathematics and quantitative reasoning. In its 13th year, the program is evolving to better serve community partners and align 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 and supplement instruction with EdReady, 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 CSU campus visits. SAI programs will also support students and families with the technical aspects of transitioning to college.

Approved 2019 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 Summer Algebra Institute. Download the CSU Summer Algebra Institute Site Application Packet, complete and return to Please contact External Relations at 562-951-4818 for additional questions.