The Wayne State University Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program - 2024 Application for Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders

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You are applying for a paid position as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or a Program Assistant (PA) in the WSU Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program. The PA position is open only to returning students.

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 and who live and/or attend a public school (including charter schools) 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 in the program 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 hold paid positions as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Program Assistants (PAs) serving 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 day and more! Having fun is a requirement. 

All 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
TAs and PAs are hired and paid Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT). 
 
Pay: $1,440

Eligibility
  • High Schools Students should currently be in grades 9-11
  • Must be a resident of and attend a public school (including charter schools) in the city of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park.
Tuition: FREE

Schedule

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

Days and Hours: 

  • Middle School Students: Monday - Thursday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 
  • High School TAs and PAs Monday - Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

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 16th at 6:30 p.m.

TA/PA Registration and Orientation:  Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm 

Student Registration and Orientation (TAs and PAs must attend): Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 20nd at 6:30 p.m. The date depends on the site to which the student is assigned.

TA/PA Training: June 17th, 18th, 20th,and 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. AND July 12th, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.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 mathcorps.org/locations/detroit. 


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 report card. 
  • An Essay of at least 100 words. 

For RETURNING TAs/PAs: "How has your experience as a TA/PA impacted you, and what difference do you believe you've made in the lives of our kids or the Math Corps in general?"

For NEW Applicants: "Why would you like to work for and study in the WSU Math Corps and why do you think you should be chosen as a TA?" 

 

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APPLICATION

Student Information

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Have you participated in Math Corps in the past? *
If yes, indicate which grade levels
What site were you assigned to?
If you've previously participated, what is the last year in which you participated?
Grade you will be entering in Fall 2024 *
Do you have any family members applying this year? *
How did you originally hear about the Math Corps? (Check all that apply) *

Essay

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Parent/Guardian Information

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TA/PA Diagnostic

All TA/PA applicants must take the Math Corps TA Diagnostic Exam. It's one hour long and will be given IN-PERSON, on Wayne State's campus. When you submit your application, you will be given a link to follow in order to select dates you are available for.

A Practice Diagnostic will be emailed to you once your application is considered Complete.

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