Santa Cruz County

Annual Bruce Woolpert Algebra Academy begins Thursday

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - More than 100 incoming eighth-grade students will spend the last days of their summer break immersed in math at the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy.

The summer program, which begins Thursday, Aug. 7, is being hosted at Graniterock headquarters in Watsonville for a fifth year.

Students will be taught by instructors from CSU Monterey Bay and UC Santa Cruz. 

Classes run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 8 and Aug. 11 and 12 at Graniterock's corporate office at 350 Technology Drive in Watsonville.

Students will visit CSUMB for a field trip and additional algebra work on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The a cademy graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday Aug. 14 at the E.A. Hall Middle School auditorium in Watsonville.

Students from Aromas School, E.A. Hall Middle School, Pajaro Middle School, Rancho San Justo Middle School, Rolling Hills Middle School, San Juan Middle School and Tres Pinos Middle School will participate.

The Algebra Academy was started in 2010 by Graniterock's former President and CEO Bruce W. Woolpert and corporate counsel Kevin Jeffery, who were passionate about the education of local students.

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