Wayne State University

High School Application (Current 9th-11th Grade Students) - Math Corps Summer Camp 2018

Thank you for applying to Math Corps! YOU MUST COMPLETE THE WHOLE APPLICATION--you cannot save your progress and come back later. Please have your report card before you begin your application.

This application is for students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. 

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General Information
The WSU Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program is a six-week mathematics enrichment and mentoring program for students in grades 7-12,who live and/or attend public school in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. The program, which this year will run from July 9th - August 17th , brings middle and high school students together with college students and mathematicians, to share in the teaching and learning of mathematics, in a university setting. 

The Summer Camp serves students who, in the fall, will be entering the 7th or 8th grade, while the High School Bridge Program serves students who will be entering the 9th grade. High school students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade serve as paid Teaching Assistants (TA’s) and Program Assistants (PA's).

The 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students receive instruction from University faculty and enjoy a variety of learning activities led by the college and high school students under the supervision of middle and high school teachers. The high school TA’s and PA's serve as role models and “big brothers” or “big sisters” for the younger kids and engage in their own learning as well studying both fundamental and advanced mathematics.

  • Students accepted into the program receive: 
  • a light breakfast daily 
  • lunch every thursday
  • school supplies
  • a calculator (in their first year of the program)
  • bus tickets, if needed 
  • a Math Corps t-shirt
  • access to WSU facilities such as libraries and computer labs 


Schedule: Students in the program are expected to attend on time and fully all program days listed below.
Camp Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 9th - August 17

Camp Hours: 
9:30 am – 2:30 pm for 7th, 8th and 9th graders
9:00 am – 3:15 pm 10th, 11th and 12th graders

Registration & Orientation:

May 23rd, Wednesday, 6:30pm 

TAs and PAs are also required to attend Student Registration and Orientation, which will be held on the following days:
Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. (The date depends on the site to which the student is assigned.)

TA/PA Training (10th, 11th, and 12th graders only): June 25th - 28th, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. July 13th, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Optional Fridays: Friday sessions, featuring special activities will be offered each week. Weeks 1-5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                  Attendance on Fridays is optional.

Closing Ceremonies: Friday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Eligibility: Students are eligible if and only if they will be entering the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the Fall 2018 

  • AND they are currently enrolled in a public school in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park (Charter schools are included.)
  • OR they are a resident of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park, currently enrolled in a public school

High School Teaching Assistantships: Teaching Assistants (TA’s) are paid stipends ranging from $500 to $800, while Program Assistants (PA's) are paid stipends ranging from $200 to $500. The rate of pay depends on the student's previous work, if any, in the Math Corps and on his/her level of accomplishments in mathematics.

All TA applicants must take the Math Corps TA Diagnostic Exam. Please call (313) 577 2609 to schedule an exam. Dates and times available (on a first come-first served basis) are as follows:

Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am
Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
Saturday, February 10, 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am
Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Monday, February 27, 6:00 pm

Tuition: Tuition is free for all students thanks to the support of Wayne State University and the generous contributions of foundations, corporations and individuals.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd or until all spots are filled. Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9th. Selected students will be notified by Friday, April 20th.

For additional information, please contact our office at 313-577-2609. Program information is also available on our website at www.mathcorps.org

Demographic Information

Contact Information

Math Corps History

School Information

For new applicants: Write an essay of at least 100 words on why you would like to work for and study in the WSU Math Corps and why you think you should be chosen.

For returning applicants: Write an essay of at least 100 words on how your experiences as a TA/PA have impacted you and influenced your decision to reapply.

Report Card

If any Math grade is below a "B", you must include a recommendation from a teacher, administrator, or counselor with your application.

Family Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information

Parent/Guardian's Consent

Please note: All TA applicants must take the Math Corps TA Diagnostic Exam. Please call (313) 577 2609 to schedule an exam. Dates and times available (on a first come-first served basis) are as follows:

Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am
Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am
Saturday, February 10, 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am
Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Monday, February 27, 6:00 pm