Elevate [Math]

Elevate [Math] is a summer intervention program designed to elevate student achievement in math. This program front-loads curriculum designed to align with students’ next year Common Core math classes. By providing a summer program focused on building both math skills and student confidence, Elevate [Math] helps prepare more students for success in college and careers.

“My proudest moment during the program was that I got so much better at math than before. I was so happy. How I feel about math has completely changed. Thank you, Elevate!” -7th grade student


Target Students

Elevate [Math] is offered by participating school districts to students who are identified as “nearly meeting standards” based on their prior year’s SBAC/CAASPP assessments or teacher recommendations. Rising 3rd – 10th grade students who are selected, are invited to enroll for our Summer 2019 Elevate [Math].


Throughout the summer, students will experience a specially developed four-component curriculum to prepare them for their next math class.

Credentialed teachers from Silicon Valley districts deliver a math curriculum that is designed to front-load the material students will see in their upcoming math class.

Teachers also engage students in a growth mindset curriculum designed to challenge students perceptions about math and what they are capable of achieving.

Each class will also learn about the journey to college through weekly lessons, and work with a College Mentor. In 2018, 91% of our students reported that they are more motivated to go to college as a result of Elevate [Math].

A STEM Presenter will attend one or more classes and share their experience as a working professional in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math within the Silicon Valley.

The Elevate [Math] curriculum has been proven to be two times more effective than similar intervention programs and has more than doubled the level of algebra readiness among participating students. Read the full report below.


Elementary and Middle School classes run for 19 days, and High School classes run for 24 days. Elevate [Math] classes typically start mid-June and run through mid-July. Each district selects its own program dates, times, and location.

Elevate [Math] Plus

Elevate [Math] Plus is a year-round enrichment program for current 3rd or 8th graders. Students are invited to apply by their teacher, and receive up to 50 hours of additional math instruction at their school. Elevate [Math] Plus provides a curriculum created specifically for this program reinforcing mathematical concepts through blended instruction, Problems of the Month, and Formative Assessment Lessons. This school year program is designed to offer current students direct support throughout their Common Core math class.

Contact your school main office or school district to find out if you can enroll!


During the summer of 2018, SVEF worked with over 40 school districts and partners throughout Alameda, Monterey, Salem (Oregon State), San Benito, San Joaquín, San Mateo, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties to offer Elevate [Math] classes to their students. Elevate [Math] plans to have 200 classes of students in grades 3-10 in the summer of 2019. Join us today!


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Deb Negrete

Vice President
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Colleen Thomas

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Shelby Schoppet-Panzarini

Program Manager

Kaila Belgarde

Program Manager
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Edgar Camero

Program Manager
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Briza Diaz

Program Manager
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Cate Robbins

Program Manager

Alex Taves

Program Manager


Questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For more information, contact the Elevate [Math] team at elevate@svefoundation.org.

"I would recommend this math class to anyone who is struggling with math like I did. It’s given me the confidence to want to go to college."

- Elevate [Math] 2018 student.