Academic Youth Development and Intensified Algebra

School Year Academic Youth Development (SY-AYD) and Intensified Algebra are programs developed by Agile Mind in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.  Researchers who have studied program outcomes have found significant probative changes in student and teacher attitudes and beliefs, as well as student achievement in mathematics. 

  • Intensified Algebra is aligned to the Common Core, and both programs support higher-level problem-solving skills and are designed to improve students' scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
  • Over a seven-year period, 60 schools will receive four-year grants to implement SY-AYD and/or Intensified Algebra.  Schools with be selected to receive SY-AYD and IA funding in three cohorts.  The first cohort is listed here.  
  • Schools with strong advisory programs will be given priority for SY-AYD grants.    
Information about grant funding to implement SY-AYD or Intensified Algebra is available here.  

For more information about  SY-AYD or IA,  please contact Kristin Armistead.   Additional materials are available, including: