2021 Math Corps Summer Camp/High School Bridge Program Application For Current 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

Thank you for your interest in the Wayne State University Math Corps! 

THIS APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE STUDENT APPLYING.  You may NOT complete this application is you are under the age of 13 years old.

This application is for students currently in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  If you are looking for the High School Application, you will find it at the link here: https://forms.wayne.edu/5ff4ce5583584/

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE WHOLE APPLICATION ONCE YOU BEGIN--you cannot save your progress and come back later. Please read below for what you will need before you begin the application.

Please have your January/February 2021 report card ready before you begin your application.  Please also have your Essay on why you would like to attend the WSU Math Corps Bridge Program and why you would like to be accepted writtten & proofread; it will need to be typed into a text box on the application

Application Deadline:

**While our deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications until all spots are filled, so please complete an application if you are interested in participating!!**

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 5, 2021 by 5PM or until all spots are filled. Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received and complete by Friday, February 26, 2021 by 5PM. Selected students will be notified by the end of April.


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 schools in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. As of right now, camp will operate virtually utilizing Zoom and Google Classroom.  It is expected that if you received a tablet last summer, you will use that to participate this summer, we cannot provide an additional device.  We are currently not sure if we can provide a tablet for new students at time.  The program, which this year will run from Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 - Friday, August 13th, 2021, 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.

Camp runs Monday - Thursday with all Fridays being optional EXCEPT July 9 (which is required for attendance) and August 13 (which is the Closing Ceremony)

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 (PAs).

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 TAs and PAs serve as role models and “big brothers” or “big sisters” for the younger kids and engage in their own learning as well as studying both fundamental and advanced mathematics.

Students accepted into the program receive: 

  • Supplies to use for the Summer
  • a Math Corps t-shirt

Schedule: Students in the program are expected to attend on time and fully all program days listed below. 

Camp Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 6th - August 13th.  All Fridays are optional EXCEPT July 9th.

Camp Hours: 
9:30 am – 1:30 pm for 7th, 8th and 9th graders

Registration & Orientation: Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 24th at 6:30 p.m. The date depends on the site to which the student is assigned.

Optional Fridays: Friday sessions, featuring special activities will be offered each week. Weeks 2-5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attendance on Fridays is optional EXCEPT July 9th (which is required).

Closing Ceremonies: Friday, August 13th 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 of 2021

  • a Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park resident, currently enrolled in a public school (charter schools included) - anywhere in Michigan                                                OR
  • currently enrolled in a public school (charter schools included) in the city of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park

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 Friday, March 5, 2021, by 5PM or until all spots are filled. Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received and completed by Friday, February 26, 2021, by 5PM. Selected students will be notified by the end of April.

For additional information, please contact our office through email at mathcorps@wayne.edu. Program information is also available on our website at www.mathcorps.org/locations/detroit 

Fields with asterisks (*) are required.

Demographic Information

Have you participated in Math Corps in the past? *
If yes, indicate which grade levels
Grade you will be entering in Fall 2021 *
Last summer, we gave all students a tablet. If you are a new student applying, at this time, we cannot guarantee that we can provide a tablet this year as well. If you already received one last summer, we cannot provide another. Do you have a touchscreen tablet or laptop that can be used during the program? *



Parent/Guardian Information

Application Submission

I certify that I am 13 years of age or older when completing this application. *