ABOUT THE ACADEMY

Square Root Academy is a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) based non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth on the fundamentals of S.T.E.A.M. while emphasizing collaborative learning, innovation, and academic excellence.

 

This goal is executed under our three key pillars: Community involvement, project based learning, and professional S.T.E.A.M. exposure. We expose Academy scholars to the growing field of S.T.E.A.M at no cost,  while promoting creativity, leadership, and academic excellence.

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WE VALUE RELENTLESS EXPLORATION

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After School Exploration

Our STEAM Enrichment Series offers after school programming with fun STEAM activities for Scholars 5th through 12th grade.

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NGSS Knowledge Gains

All curriculum is built around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) guaranteeing Scholars are ready for the careers of the future. 

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Led by Certified Mentors

ALL learning sessions are led by ABET Accredited mentors on no more than a 1:7 mentor to Scholar ratio, to provide the individualized attention Scholars deserve. 

 

SQUARE ROOT NEWS

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Pay it forward: #GivingTuesday

Participate with us November 30th, 2021 in the Global Day of Giving, #GivingTuesday!

 #GivingTuesday is international day of charitable giving dedicated to uplifting communities, empowering nonprofits, and celebrating kindness. Your support helps us continue to ignite, mentor and empower the next generation of STEAM innovators. Celebrate this day of giving with the link below!

Support us here!

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Sign your scholar up for Open Source!

Calling all 5th-8th graders! Join us on Saturday mornings for a virtual, fun exploration into how to sharpen your spy and detective skills.

 

Sign up at:

 

tinyurl.com/SRAOpenSource

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Come Join Square Root Academy as we participate in The Office of Sacramento City Council member Mai Vang's First South Sacramento Festival! 

The South Sacramento Festival is focused on celebrating on what it means to live in South Sacramento through multicultural performances, a variety of local food vendors, and numerous community-based organizations that will be tabling.

 

Date: Saturday, October 16th

Location: Meadowview Park

Time: 2-6pm 

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CODE:Switch: Where Innovation and Identity Intersect

Have you tuned in to CODE:Switch yet? If not, we've got you covered! Check out our social media here, to learn from industry professionals from all over the nation as they share their insight around their journey into STEAM, bringing their full identity into the workplace, and what it's really like to work in the STEAM profession. 

More coming soon.

 

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Open Source Series: Virtual Robotics!

It's STEAM through the screen! Come join us as we make STEAM learning fun and engaging, even at a distance. Zoom over to Our Open Source Series: Virtual Robotics! 

 

Come learn to program robotics in infinite ways!

 

Location: Online

 

Date: 11/6/2021

 

Ages: 5th-8th Graders

Register here!

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Join The Academy!

More About This Role:

As the impact grows, we are looking for more community dedicated STEAM individuals for one of the most vital roles in Square Root Academy: Scholar Mentor Computer Science (Community Educator). 

 

This position facilitates one or both of the following programs, held 90 minutes a week at local school sites on a M/W or T/Th schedule, generally after the school day and following the academic calendar.

 

Code/Create I (Grades 7-8)

Middle school youth will use state-of-the-art tablets with keyboards to explore fundamentals in both coding and digital art. The ideal Scholar Mentor has some basic familiarity with these concepts, but more importantly, a desire to learn and engage youth with their own learning!

 

 

Code/Create II (Grades 9-12)

High school youth will use brand-new laptops, an engaging platform, and innovative curriculum to learn how to code, ultimately working toward an industry certification known as SWIFT. The ideal Scholar Mentor has taken a couple of programming courses or has programming experience. We provide some time for learning and avenues for support.

Apply now!

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Sign your 5th-8th grade scholar up for this virtual learning experience: OPEN SOURCE

Welcome to Square Root Academy's, Open Source! This program covers coding, 3D modeling, forensic science, + more at no-cost, for scholars aged 5th-8th grade. To see more details and sign your scholar up for the fun, see the link below:

 

Both Sacramento and Non-Sacramento residents are encouraged to register so be sure to share this with all the STEAM lovers in your family and friends.

 

We can't wait to see you in class!  

Registration opening soon!

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Scholarship Time! (IYT)

Have a young scholar in your home that is getting ready for college? IYT has you covered in getting you connected to scholarships to help with the lift. See the details below for an opportunity that could greatly help out with your youths college endeavors today, as well as their tomorrow!

 

This way to scholarships!

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Camp Hack The Woods!

Save the Date for our upcoming Science and Social Justice Camping experience of the year entitled:

 

CAMP: Hack The Woods!

 

This is a special opportunity for those who might not have gone camping before nor experienced the Great Outdoors. This event is a way to safely connect, learn STEAM based education and promote Social Justice through the outdoor setting.  

 

Location: Grizzly Creek Ranch

Date: 11/12-11/14

Ages: 13-17

Register here!

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Come Join Square Root Academy as we participate in The Office of Sacramento City Council member Mai Vang's First South Sacramento Festival! 

Come see the HypotheChicks create improv comedy magic using the scientific method to answer your questions about...anything! 

 

Location: Sacramento Comedy Spot 

Date: 10/21

Time: 8-9pm

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Join #TeamSquareRoot

As the impact grows, we are looking for more community dedicated individuals to be apart of the mission! Positions range from full time to part time with each being integral to getting us closer to reaching more kiddos through STEAM education! See the link below for all open positions:

 

Full Time

  • Operation Lead

  • Director of Development

Part Time

  • Grant Writer

  • STEAM Educator

Check out our open positions!

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Special Thank You to Andy Nguyen's

Vegetarian Restaurant!

With the support of our amazing partner Andy Nguyen's Vegetarian Restaurant we are providing a weekly FREE meal voucher to our scholars for the month of February! Special shoutout to Mr. Andy for helping us provide our scholars with some delicious food.

 

We are also excited to announce that we'll be partnering with other local restaurants to provide meal vouchers to our scholars for the rest of our spring semester. So stay tuned for our next partner highlight. 

 

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Sacramento HQ  2417 21st St., Sacramento, CA