Square Root Academy is a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth on the fundamentals of S.T.E.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.M. exposure. We expose Academy scholars to the growing field of S.T.E.M at no cost,  while promoting creativity, leadership, and academic excellence.

After School Exploration

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

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. 



DIY SCI; Foil Electroscope

September 01, 2020

Have you ever been shocked after touching a car door or a fuzzy blanket fresh out of the dryer? This interesting invention, known as a foil electroscope, can help you visualize the electric charge of anything that you put near it. As we experiment with this DIY, we can begin to wonder what causes things to become electrically charged, and which materials can help us avoid being shocked by car doors and fuzzy blankets in the future!


For detailed instructions on how to perform this experiment click here

Digital Skills 101

October 12, 2020

Do you consider yourself a computer savvy or are you interested in learning how to build your very own app? Then get excited for our new Digital Skills program starting next month!, Throughout this 5-week program you will learn how to build an app, develop your resume and improve your communication skills (how exciting, right!)  Registration will open on October 12th so stay tuned for updates. 

Join the Square Root Team!

September 01, 2020

Square Root Academy is cultivating environments of upward mobility for at-risk youth through transformative learning experiences in the STEM fields. Community, Innovation, & Education sit at the core of our values. If you share in our enthusiasm towards these values then we invite you to join us in engineering the future generation by applying for one of our open positions below. Together, we'll engineer creativity- one scholar at a time.

Farewell to our Square Root Intern Crew!

September 01, 2020

We congratulate the interns for taking the opportunity to work for Square Root Academy but also serve the youth of Sacramento! In partnership with Pro Youth and Families we were able to hire ELEVEN paid (that's right, paid) interns to join our team throughout the month of August! Through the experience, interns gained work-based learning and skills by helping in our programs such as our classes on Scholars' Playground! Check out our social media channels to get a look into the experience they shared! 

NorCal Cyber Stories program & Free computers!

August 04, 2020

This month we had the EXCITING opportunity to provide personal computers and hotspots to participants in our NorCal Cyber Stories program at no cost, with the help of our friends at Sacramento County Office of Education. Thank you to SCOE for providing the tech to our scholars and supporting our efforts to close the digital divide, one scholar at a time. 

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