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.
WE VALUE RELENTLESS EXPLORATION
After School Exploration
Our STEAM Enrichment Series offers after school programming with fun STEAM activities for Scholars 5th through 12th grade.
NGSS Knowledge Gains
All curriculum is built around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) guaranteeing Scholars are ready for the careers of the future.
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
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!
Ages: 5th-8th Graders
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.
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!
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
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!