Summer STEAM Academy

Bridges Summer STEAM Academy, in partnership with CSU Office of the Chancellor, is designed to improve the student’s math skills and promote a college-going culture for rising 6th through 12th grade students. Under this program, we offer the CSU Summer Algebra Institute for rising 8th through 12th grade students.

In addition, the program is designed to increase student’s knowledge and application of effective learning strategies; increase preparedness for Algebra and Geometry classes; increase the capacity to pass the classes with a minimum grade of “B”; and improve student’s self-esteem.

Our program is facilitated by certified math instructors and designed for Middle and High School students who would like to leap ahead of the math learning curve. The primary goal is to enable and empower students to succeed in mathematics and related subjects. Our ultimate goal is for students to enroll in higher education immediately after high school graduation.

Algebra is considered to be the gateway course as it relates to college admission and successful completion. Thus, our programs focus on academic content, study skills, and college exposure through campus field trips.

Additionally, these programs include a college preparation component that consists of academic counseling and exposure to math-based careers and opportunities in higher education.


The Summer STEAM Academy provides:


  • Credentialed teachers who attend extensive training by Cal State

  • California standards based academic pre and post assessments

  • STEAM based curriculum that includes Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry & Algebra 2

  • Academic Advising & Planning (Individualized Academic Plans)

  • College Prep Workshops (College Admissions & Application; Financial Aid & Scholarships; Career Planning; Parent Involvement & Empowerment)

  • Computer-based math tutorials

  • Cultural literacy addresses any cultural gaps and explores the origins of math

  • CSU campus tours and STEAM-related field trips

  • In the future we will be offering statistics and calculus

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