​​Summer Math Institute





Sum​mer Math​ Institute

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Riverside Community College District is dedicated to providing an online Summer Math Institute for graduating high school seniors and current RCCD students. The Summer Math Institute is a special program of the RCCD Board of Trustees that seeks to improve the equitable access and success rates of those students who attempt college-level math during their first year, especially for African-American/Black and Latinx students. The Summer Math Institute is designed to address equity gaps of both representation and success. This program is in response to both the historical and more urgent current data which shows African-American/Black and Latinx students disproportionately have not continued on to higher education upon graduating from high school as a result of the global pandemic. ​Further, our data indicates, African-American/Black and Latinx students were the most likely to stop-out of our institutions as a result of COVID citing economic, familial and health-related reasons. RCCD’s Summer Math Institute, while open to all students, is designed to incentivize and encourage those students who may have to overcome additional barriers to fulfilling their higher education goals.​


 



DATES:  June 21 - August 12​

 


COURSES:​​  



STUDENT INCENTIVES TO PARTICIPATE


  • Loaned Laptop and WiFi Hotspot 
  • Free Tuition and Fees for Summer 2021 Program
  • Summer Math Course Cash Scholarship:  $1000 
    • First $500 disbursed week of July 15 and second $500 disbursed week of August 2
  • Opportunity to apply for HEERF Student Aid funds (up to $1000) each term student is enrolled at a RCCD college, including Summer 2021
  • Guaranteed Promise Program Enrollment for new first-time freshmen 
    • Must meet eligibility requirements and enroll in Fall 2021 at a RCCD college (includes priority registration for the first year of college)
    • Must complete Student Education Plan during the Fall Semester
  • Guaranteed 2/3 Year Pathway to graduation from RCCD colleges 
  • Guaranteed 2/3 Year Pathway to transfer opportunity to 4-year institution
  • Workshop(s) to assist students on completing Financial Aid Applications

Basic Requirements for Receiving Incentives

  • Students must participate in activities as outlined on the college contract.​


MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS:  500 students​