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.  Participating schools are listed in the tab below.
  • 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 contactKristin Armistead.

Additional materials are available, including:

Participating schools

The following schools have been selected to receive funding to implement School Year Academic Youth Development (AYD) and Intensified Algebra (IA).

AYD and IA Grantees

Arlington School District
Arlington High School (IA)

Bellingham School District
Bellingham High School (IA)
Sehome High School (IA)
Squalicum High School (IA)
Kulshan Middle School (AYD)
Shuksan Middle School (AYD)

Bethel School District
Graham –Kapowsin High School (IA)
Bethel High School (IA)
Spanaway Lake High School (IA)

Blaine School District
Blaine High School (IA)
Blaine Middle School (AYD)

Bremerton School District
Bremerton High School (AYD)

Cashmere School District
Cashmere High School (IA)

Edmonds School District
Edmonds-Woodway High School (IA)
Meadowdale High School (IA)
Mountlake Terrace High School (IA)
Lynnwood High School (IA)

Ellensburg School District
Ellensburg High School (IA)

Elma School District
Elma Middle School (IA)

Franklin Pierce School District
Franklin Pierce High School (IA)
Washington High School (IA)

Granite Falls School District
Crossroads High School (IA)
Granit Falls High School (IA)
Granite Falls Middle School (AYD)

Manson School District
Manson High School (IA)
Manson Middle School (AYD)

Mount Adams School District
White Swan High School (IA)

Mount Baker School District
Mount Baker High School (IA)

Mount Vernon School District
LaVentura Middle School (IA)
Mount Baker Middle School (IA)
Mount Vernon High School (IA)

Nine Mile Falls School District
Lakeside High School (IA)

Ocean Beach School District
Ilwaco High School (AYD)

Oroville School District
Orville High/Middle School (IA & AYD)

Orting School District
Orting High School (IA)

Othello School District
Othello High School (IA)

Pasco School District
Delta High School (AYD)

Prosser School District
Housel Middle School (AYD)
Prosser High School (IA)

Rochester School District
Rochester High School (IA)

Rural Alliance Consortium
Granter High School (IA)
Reardan High School (IA)
Wahluke High School (IA)

Selah School District
Selah High School (IA)

Sequim School District
Sequim High School (IA)

Stanwood-Camano School District
Stanwood High School (IA)

Sumner School District
Sumner High School (IA)

Tonasket School District
Tonasket Middle School (IA)

Toppenish School District
Toppenish Middle School (AYD)

Walla Walla School District
Walla Walla High School (IA)

Wapato School District
Wapato High School (IA)

Wenatchee School District
Wenatchee High School (IA)

Woodland School District
Woodland High School (IA)

Yakima School District
Davis High School (IA)
Eisenhower HS (IA)