February 22, 2017

Algebra Academy students get a taste of college life

SANTA CRUZ – Jumpstarting the excitement for college.

Graniterock and UC Santa Cruz, in another collaboration, have teamed up to show students of the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy how math is practiced at the university level.

More than 100 students from seven middle schools in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties – all graduates of the Algebra Academy – are set to visit UCSC at 9 a.m. Thursday, March. 2. They will meet at the College 9/10 multi-purpose room.

Students will have a chance to listen in to math lectures, participate in two math game rotations and receive instruction on new, challenging material taught by Professor Nandini Bhattacharya.

The field trip to UCSC will allow the students to learn in actual classrooms, eat in dining halls, explore campus and get a taste of the college experience. This excursion is a vital part of the year-long Algebra Academy to inspire the students to do well in math and pursue college after high school graduation.

Participating schools include Aromas School, E.A. Hall Middle School, Pajaro Middle School, Rancho San Justo Middle School, Rolling Hills Middle School, San Juan Middle School and Tres Pinos Middle School.