Mike Hauser Algebra Academy

The Mike Hauser Algebra Academy (MHAA) helps English language learning students grasp algebra concepts by offering them a direct learning experience on-site at various STEM-related companies. MHAA operates five half days a week for three consecutive weeks during June. Students rotate from week to week visiting a minimum of three of Sonoma County's largest high-tech firms. MHAA offers practical application for complex mathematical concepts.

Accepted to the Portfolio: October 2015

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Increased interest in STEM related degrees and careers
  • Improved attitudes toward STEM education and employment
  • Decreased anxiety about STEM

    Long Term Outcomes

    • Students seek STEM fields through higher education
    • Students will pursue careers in STEM
    • Students develop relationships with businesses in the STEM industry

    Target Population


    • 8th Grade English Language Learners

    Service Area

    • Central (District 3)
    • Northeast (District 4)
    • Northwest (District 5)

    Program Implementers

    The following organizations implement this program locally:

    Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

    Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce

    Program Funders

    Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

    Local Funders

    • Exchange Bank
    • Healdsburg Education Foundation
    • Healdsburg Unified School District
    • John Jordan Foundation
    • Redwood Credit Union
    • Roseland School District
    • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
    • Santa Rosa City Schools
    • Sonoma County Office of Education
    • Wright School District