Supporting Math-Minded Students Every Summer
5-day Algebra Program for Select 8th Graders*
*By invitation Only – Santa Cruz, San Benito & Monterey Counties
What is it?
Learn Math from College Professors During 5-day Program
Where is it?
Visit Graniterock/ Driscolls, and Take a Field Trip to CSUMB
Why should i attend?
Enjoy a Highly Supportive 4:1 Student to Staff Ratio
2023 Summer Program
The Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy is an innovative, free math program for high-performing, highly motivated 8th graders. During our 5-day intensive program at a local business, university math instructors challenge and inspire students to expand their horizons in math. In addition to a memorable field trip to CSUMB during the week, these students build confidence and are more likely to advance in STEM disciplines down the road.
Connect your student to the real world through Algebra.
Local Business Integration
Learn about local business firsthand and be exposed to exciting careers.
Learn from the experts and dive deeply into algebra concepts.
Make connections and get to know other local students just like them — students they will most likely join in high school.
A Strong Head Start
Students will build confidence and be seen as math leaders at their school.
Join a dedicated community and apply for a High School Mentorship as a Junior or Senior, and help 8th graders during future program weeks.
Earn a Future Scholarship
Program Alumni who go on to attend CSUMB and declare a Math major have priority eligibility for the Bruce Woolpert Math Award – a scholarship created for Algebra Academy graduates.
– Wendy, 8th Grade Teacher
The Algebra Academy as a student was a very helpful tool that I believe helped me a lot in 8th grade. The instructors were very thorough and really helped me learn. As a mentor I found it as a very enjoyable experience to return to help the students in their learning. Being a difference in the education of the kids I helped is very satisfying and I loved every second of it.
– Lucas, Alumni + High School Mentor
– Kiki, CSUMB Teaching Assistant
– Isabela, Alumni + High School Mentor
Students are recommended by school nomination from the following schools in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties:
- Accelerated Achievement Academy
- Aromas School
- Cesar Chávez Middle School
- E.A. Hall Middle School
- Hollister Dual Language Academy
- Marguerite Maze Middle School
- Pajaro Middle School
- Rancho San Justo Middle School
- Rolling Hills Middle School
- San Juan School
- Southside School
- Watsonville Charter School of the Arts
Bruce W. Woolpert
President and CEO of Graniterock
1987 to 2012
Bruce believed passionately in the power of math. In 2010, he and Graniterock Vice President Kevin Jeffery teamed up with CSUMB Professor Hongde Hu to bring the Algebra Academy to students at Rolling Hills Middle School. Bruce’s infectious enthusiasm for the program and his joy in each student’s accomplishments inspired his family, friends, and coworkers to continue to grow the program he loved so much. We believe Bruce would be proud of how far his Algebra Academy has come.
Board Members & Staff
Vice President & General Counsel, Graniterock
Rose Ann Woolpert