This is what participating educators say about ALearn’s programs:
“When I came to ALearn, I assumed it was just another summer job. But it’s not. It gives me control over math: I can reflect on what I’m doing, experiment with new technology / strategies, and really get kids motivated without totally worrying about too many tests. Yes, there are assessments, but it’s more than that. ALearn makes me think about how I connect with kids, and how I can be a better teacher and improve every year I step into the classroom.”
— Jonathan Natividad, 2015 ALearn Teacher of the Year
“I was surprised by how much the students changed over the four weeks. They went from not wanting to be in summer school and hating math and teachers to loving math, feeling confident, and building relationships with their teachers and TAs.”
—Catalyst to High School Teacher
ALearn’s mission is to help more first-generation students reach college. The Math Acceleration Program (MAP), Catalyst to High School Program, and Zoomz social network are critical steps on that path. Research shows that success in middle school math and Algebra, a successful transition into the rigors of high school, and the motivation obtained from teachers, parents, and peers are the gatekeepers for success in high school college prep courses.
In order to serve the large number of students in the combined programs, ALearn has built a strong management to oversee and coordinate the program. ALearn hired a Program Director to work directly with the school districts, College Program Coordinators to assist the Program Director in leading the college focus, and college student Teaching Assistants.
Key partnerships have allowed ALearn to enrich its programs. These partnerships include:
If you want more information about ALearn’s Middle School programs, please contact Kelsey Austin-King, Manager of Middle School Programs. For High School programs, please contact Christine Khoo Manager of High School Programs: