The Wayne State University Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program - 2024 Application for Current 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

(FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION, GO TO: The Wayne State University Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program - 2024 Application for Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders - Wayne State University)

IMPORTANT!

ONCE YOU BEGIN YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE APPLICATION--you cannot save your progress and come back later. You will need to have the following materials ready before you begin:

  • Your January or February 2024 report card. 
 
  • AN ESSAY OF AT LEAST 100 WORDS, on "Why would you like to attend the WSU Math Corps Summer Camp and why do you think you should be accepted?".

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 22, 2024, or until all spots are filled.  Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received by Friday, March 8, 2024.

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The WSU Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program is a six-week mathematics enrichment and mentoring program for students entering grades 7-12 who live and/or attend a public school in the city of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park.  The program takes place on Wayne State`s campus with the camp divided into two sites - Site 1 and Site 2. Built on a philosophy that`s based upon "loving and believing in kids"' the Math Corps immerses every child in a caring and mutually supportive community centered around kindness. 


The 7th, 8th, and 9th graders receive instruction from University faculty and enjoy a variety of learning activities led by college and high school students. The high school students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are paid as "Teaching Assistants" and "Program Assistants" and serve as mentors, role models and “big brothers” and “big sisters” for the younger kids - all while engaging in their own learning as well. All students get both a strong grounding in the basics of mathematics and the opportunity to explore some really cool advanced topics. Activities range from art to robotics to poetry to chess to sports and more! Having fun is a daily requirement. 

Students accepted into the program receive:

  • a light breakfast daily
  • lunch every Thursday
  • supplies for the program inluding a notebook, folder, & pencil
  • bus tickets, if needed
  • a Math Corps t-shirt

Eligibility: To be eligible, a student 

  • must be entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2024
  • must be a resident of and/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 many foundations, corporations and individuals.
 

Schedule

Camp Dates: Monday, July 8th- Thursday, August 16th, 2024. 


Days and Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 

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

Registration & Orientation: Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. The date depends on the site to which the student assigned.

Closing Ceremonies: Friday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m.

 


APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Friday, March 22, 2024 or until all spots are filled.  Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received by Friday, March 8, 2024.

 


For additional information, please contact our office at mathcorps@wayne.edu or visit our website at www.mathcorps.org/locations/detroit 

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APPLICATION

Student Information

Grade you will be entering in Fall 2024 *
Have you participated in Math Corps in the past? *
If yes, indicate which grade levels *
Did any of your family members ever participate as a student in the Math Corps?
Do you have any family members applying this year? *
How did you or your parent/guardian originally hear about the Math Corps? (Check all that apply)

Date Conflicts

Essay

In the space below, please type an essay of AT LEAST 100 WORDS on the following topic:

Attachments

Note: If your GPA is below a 2.0 or your math grade is below a "C" you must ALSO include

Parent/Guardian Information

Policies and Expectations

Each and every participant plays an important role in guaranteeing the success of the program. Every student has a valuable contribution to make. For this reason, we ask that the following policies and expectations be observed:

1. All students are expected to attend the program every day, in accordance with the program schedule. An absence caused by illness, family emergency, or other unforeseen and unavoidable event may be excused, if prompt notification of the circumstances is given to the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator has sole authority for deciding whether any absence should be excused or not. Family vacations, reunions, and other similar outings conflict with the program’s goals, and so will not be seen as reasons to excuse an absence. Any unexcused absence is grounds for dismissal.

2.All students must be on time every day. An incident of lateness caused by an unforeseen and unavoidable event may be excused, if prompt notification of the circumstances is given to the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator has sole authority for deciding whether any lateness should be excused or not. Any unexcused lateness is grounds for dismissal.

3. All homework assignments are expected to be completed and turned in on time. Homework is expected to be completed & submitted before the start of your 9:00am Meeting. Failure to complete assignments as required is grounds for dismissal.

4. All participants are to treat each other with respect and courtesy and are to maintain proper behavior at all times, consistent with being part of a university program. Behavior that fails to meet the standards of the WSU Math Corps is grounds for dismissal.

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