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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 STEM Enrichment Series offers after school programming with fun STEM activities for scholars 5th through 12th grade.

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NGSS Knowledge Gains

Led by Certified Mentors

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

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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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!  

Register here!

EmpowerME Summer Camp!

The EmpowerME Summer Camp experience is an all encompassing experience for youth teaching them a little bit of everything from creative writing with 916 Ink, STEAM from team Square Root, and led by the good folks at Single Mom Strong! 

More details here!

Square Root on Scholars' Playground!

Square Root Academy has partnered with Scholars' Playground to bring more free education to our youth! The platform features classes on mindfulness, art, creative writing, and of course STEAM courtesy of Team Square Root! Register to get your youth on The Playground beginning April 19th!

Sign up!

♫ Summa', Summa', Summa' Time! ♫

Spring is in full bloom but at Square Root Academy we're  heatin' up   for our Summer classes! This Summer, the Academy will host 3 Summer courses including app design, digital art, and open source awesomeness featuring courses from 3D modeling, Forensic Science, and much more for the genius in your home. Keep an eye out on our newsletter and social media for registration opening soon!

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Register for STEAM Learning with

Square Root Academy!

Does your scholar have a brilliant app idea just waiting to bring to life!? Well, we can take you there. Our app development course is being offered at Lab 7 this Summer for High School aged youth in grades 9th - 12th. No previous coding experience needed for this exciting offering. More information to be found at the link below:

 

Sacramento youth residents in high school are encouraged to register so be sure to share this with the youth and families.

Register here!

Summer of Movement on Scholars' Playground

This Summer, the team at Scholars' Playground will be hosting a 3 week Summer Program dedicated to getting your youth up and moving this Summer! Scholars will have the opportunity to learn and train like the pros with sessions hosted by the Sacramento Kings, Sac Republic, and other special guests! See the link below for details: 

More details here!

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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. 

Check it out!

 

Rent and Utilities Assistance Program

Do you or does someone you know need support with making rent and utilities?  The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), is offering emergency rent and utilities assistance for renters living anywhere in Sacramento County who have experienced a reduction in household income or other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Eligible applicants can receive assistance for past rent and utilities owed from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and may qualify to have a portion of their rent paid for April, May and June 2021.

 

Applications are open until March 19th so check out the link below for details and how to apply!

Apply here!

 

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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Register for STEAM Learning with

Square Root Academy!

The STEAM ship don't stop, and neither do we! Registration is now open for our April courses where your scholar can learn animation, block coding, and video game design  using the #Scratch platform! Sign up at the link below to get your kiddo in on the action and get creating today!

 

All you have to do is sign up for our Spring STEAM Enrichment Series happening now. 

 

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!  

Register here!

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!

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. 

 

CONNECT WITH US

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SQUARE ROOT ACADEMY HQ 

Sacramento HQ  2417 21st St., Sacramento, CA