ODYSSEY SUMMER 2017 APPLICATION-NEW ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (Grades R1st-R5th ONLY)
Application must be completed and submitted by Feb. 8th, 2017 (by 5:00PM). Only confirmed applicants will be asked to submit a $35.00 ACCEPTANCE fee.
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Please give yourself 30-40 minutes to complete this application. Once an application has been started, it cannot be saved. Odyssey highly recommends completing the essay before you begin this application to minimize spelling and grammar errors and to save you time.
Applications must be completed in one sitting and submitted in order for it to be recorded in our system. In providing your email address, we will email you a confirmation of its receipt.

Please complete with legal guardian or adult.
 
Please note that this application will be wait-listed, citing the passing of the February 8th (by 5:00PM) deadline. Odyssey will keep your email address on file and notify you at the start of next year's application process, should you like to proceed.

Odyssey will continue to accept applications for R8th-R12th through February 20th (by 5:00PM). Due to a high level of participation of elementary applicants, Odyssey is not able to continue accepting R1st-R7th applications. If you have any questions, please email Carissa Engelbert at: carissaengelbert@odysseyatlanta.org
 
FIRST name of new student *

Please only provide the FIRST name
 
LAST name of new student *

Please only include your LAST name
 
{{answer_34547498}}, so nice to meet you! Why do you want to be selected to participate in the Odyssey program?

Begin typing below...
If you are a parent filling out an application for a younger student, simply type what your child dictates, as they say it.
 
Deadlines & $35 Registration Fee *

I understand that a $35 registration fee is required with my registration for Odyssey— cash; money order; debit or credit card; or check. I understand that my registration fee is non-refundable. I understand that I will not be asked to submit this payment until my placement in Odyssey 2017 is confirmed by Odyssey's office administration.
I understand that, should I feel this payment may become an obstacle, I will contact Odyssey's office as soon as possible. Odyssey maintains that payment will never become an obstacle to our scholars.
     
 
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FYI: Answer fields are not submitted until the entire application has been completed and submitted. You will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provide in this application.
 
Odyssey participants will enroll in their "rising" grade levels. What grade level will {{answer_34547498}} be in during the 2017-2018 school year? *

Students apply to Odyssey as their grade level the following fall.

 
Sex *

Select ONE

 
What is your Date of Birth? *

Example: XX/XX/XXXX or 00-00-0000
 
Age *

 
Are any other members of your household or family, also applying to Odyssey? *

     
 
What is their name and grade level?

What is the name and grade level of the additional household or family member attending Odyssey 2016?
 
What are your favorite after school activities? Are you involved in any organizations such as church youth groups, clubs, or sports teams? What special interests do you have or would like to explore? *

Go ahead, list 'em all!
 
Do you have a favorite class?

You can choose up to three (3) classes

 
Please enter your Student ID Number *

Student ID numbers are found on progress and report cards and also on the online student/parent portal.
 
What school are you attending for the 2016-2017 school year? *

 
Is your school considered an "at-risk" or "opportunity" school? *

     
 
Please select your school district


 
Are you currently enrolled in advanced classes or the gifted program?  If so, in which subject areas: *

If none, simply type "N/A"
 
Will the student be attending {{answer_34547504}} during the 2017-2018 school year as well?

*If you're not sure, or it's too early to tell, please select: "No"
     
 
{{answer_34547498}}, what is your preferred racial/ethnic identification? *


 
Is English the primary language spoken at home?

     
 
What is the primary language spoken at home?


 
What are 5 words your friends would use to describe you? *

 
Select your CURRENT grade level to receive age-appropriate essay topics. *


 
Please select your essay question or topic: *

Remember: The best essays will demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate your ideas.  Write an essay that allows the reader to connect to you as a person.

Essays should be between 1 & 2 paragraphs. You will not be penalized for lengthier essays. Photos (if applicable) should be embedded in the final document. Essays may be typed by an adult AS LONG AS the ideas are portrayed directly from the child.

R1st & 2nd Graders:

Essays should be between 2 & 3 paragraphs.* Photos (if applicable) should be embedded in the final document.

*You will not be penalized for lengthier essays.

 
Please select your essay question or topic: *

Remember: The best essays will demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate your ideas.  Write an essay that allows the reader to connect to you as a person.

Essays must be original to the author and cannot include plagiarism in any way. Applicants grades 3-5 are encouraged to type their own essays. If a parent/guardian is to offer assistance, it should be in the typing element ONLY. Adults should not interfere with the authenticity of the applicant's work. 

R3rd through R5th Graders:

Essays should be between 2 & 3 paragraphs or 150-350 words.

*You will not be penalized for lengthier essays.

 
Take a picture, and then write a paragraph over the significance of the picture. Be sure the picture and paragraph can be viewed on the same document.

This application supports most file types, as long as they are 10MB or smaller.
 
Copy and paste your essay below... *

We recommend having your essay pre-written and copy and pasting it below...
 
Student Agreement *

I, {{answer_34547498}}  {{answer_34547499}}, am genuinely interested in being selected to participate in Odyssey 2017. If Odyssey gives me this opportunity, I understand that I am required to attend a 6 week (5 weeks for Odyssey High) intense academic summer program beginning June 5, 2017. I understand that I can only be absent three days each summer to remain active in the program. I understand that tardies and early pick up will effect my attendance status. I understand the the participation and completion of my work is vital to my good standing in the program and failure to participate in class may effect my ability to return or participate in field trips or other outside-the-classroom activities.
     
 
Odyssey understands that applicants may be applying to several summer programs or have other opportunities arise as they plan for their summer activities. However, in the event that you are accepted into another program that conflicts with Odyssey's dates, we ask that you make the decision that is right for you and notify the office right away.

Respect: There are over 20,000 students in the Atlanta Public school system alone that qualify for Odyssey. Out of respect for your peers, we ask that you notify us in the event you decide to not accept your invitation to attend in a timely manner so as to allow your fellow peers and students the opportunity to participate. Please treat others with the same respect you expect.
     
 
Helpful Hint:

**Please note that many questions are required. However, if you wish to skip a question that is not mandatory, simply press ENTER or scroll down to skip it.
 
Next up: Parent/Guardian information. Please complete the following to ensure Odyssey has accurate information on file.

 
First and Last Name of the Adult(s) with Whom Student Lives: *

 
What is the guardian's relationship to the student? *


 
What is your current street address?
Ex: 1424 W. Paces Ferry Rd, NW *

*Please ensure Odyssey has the most accurate mailing address. If you foresee this address changing in the near-future, consider leaving a more reliable address.
 
City: *


 
What is your zip code? *

 
Select the type of address for {{answer_34547509}} *


 
Odyssey is required to have a residential address on file. Please provide your current residential address. We will be sure to use {{answer_34547509}} as your mailing address, as you have indicated.

*Ensure your answer includes: street address, city, and zip code
 
How long have you been at this address: {{answer_34547509}}?


 
What is the BEST phone number to reach you at? *

*Please keep in mind that this number will be used for emergencies, as well as informing you of Odyssey updates.
 
Can you be reached at this number all day? (i.e. between 7AM and 6PM) *

     
 
Can you provide an explanation or provide a better form of contact in case of an emergency?

 
Please provide an additional phone number in case Odyssey needs to reach you: *

 
Odyssey relies heavily on our amazing donors and sponsors. We invite you to please complete the following. By doing so, you'll help Odyssey grow and help us reach out to more amazing students!

 
If applicable, what is your current GPA?

If none, or not applicable, please press: "ENTER"
 
Submission of most-recent report card *

I understand that a recent report card must be submitted to Odyssey to be considered for the program. I understand that is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to upload a report card directly into this application. Report cards need to be submitted by the deadline and be from the current school year. Odyssey only asks for the most recent report card at the time of submission. Odyssey prefers report cards are uploaded directly into the application to ensure your application remains as complete and organized as possible.
     
 
It is HIGHLY PREFERED to upload your most recent report card into this application. Any digital file is accepted, PDF is preferred. Links to outside sources or websites will be rejected and may result of the denial of your application. *

This application will allow you to upload a digital or scanned copy of your report card. Simply check "Yes" to navigate. 
Don't have a digital copy? Select "No" and follow the alternate instructions.
     
 
Cool! Thanks for being so diligent! Click the image or press ENTER to select your file.

 
Please email your report card to: carissaengelbert@odysseyatlanta.org.
You may also mail your report card to:
Odyssey
1424 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

*Please note, supporting documents sent without proper identifiers will not be accepted. Please send a document with applicant's full name and rising grade level. PDF are preferred, non-blurry pictures are also considered.
 
Total number of individuals in current Household:

 
Georgia's Department of Housing and Urban Development has reported the Low-Income limit for 4 persons in the metro Atlanta area is roughly $54,550 annually. Does this apply to your household? *

Your information is NEVER shared
     
 
Georgia's Department of Housing and Urban Development has reported the Very Low-Income limit for 4 persons in the metro Atlanta area is just over $34,000. Does this apply to your household?* *

Your information is NEVER shared
     
 
Did {{answer_34547498}}'s parent or guardian graduate from college with a Bachelor's degree or higher?

     
 
Does {{answer_34547498}}, qualify for free or reduced school lunches?

     
 
Does your entire school qualify or participate in the free/reduced lunch program? *

     
 
Total Annual Gross Household Income: *


 
Lastly, Odyssey would like some information on an additional contact that might be reached in the event of an emergency.

Please ensure that this individual can be reached at a different phone number, other than the one that was provided above. (i.e. different from: {{answer_34547511}} or  {{answer_34547513}})
 
First and Last name of additional contact: *

 
What is {{answer_34547516}}'s relationship to {{answer_34547498}}? *


 
Please provide the BEST phone number in which {{answer_34547516}} can be reached *

 
Would {{answer_34547516}}, like to provide an email address for emergency purposes, or to otherwise stay informed?

     
 
Are there any additional notes, numbers, or contact information that you would like to add to {{answer_34547498}}'s file?

     
 
Great! Tell us what we need to know...

 
Parent/Guardian Support

I, the parent or guardian of: {{answer_34547498}} {{answer_34547499}}, understand that Odyssey is an intense summer academic enrichment program.  Odyssey elementary is six weeks in length. If my child misses more than 3 days for any reason, they will not be allowed to complete the program, and may risk participation in subsequent years. A $35 non-refundable registration fee is required upon selection.  All food, transportation, overnight lodging, field trips and instruction are provided at no cost to the families.  We estimate this value at more than $2,800 per student per summer.
     
 
Mandatory Attendance-3-Day Policy *

I understand that Odyssey is an intense summer program where a large amount of material is covered each day. {{answer_34547498}} may miss up to three (3) total days during the summer. Students missing more than three days will be withdrawn for the summer and jeopardize future Odyssey participation. Students who miss more than three (3) days are not guaranteed a spot in subsequent Odyssey summer programs.
     
 
We ♥ selfies:

Odyssey's teachers and volunteers like to make your first day as awesome as your last! Upload a pic so we know what you look like and can better identify you in Odyssey photos from field trips and activities!
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Remember, applications are not considered complete until they have been submitted with the applicant's most recent report card and Student Recommendation Form *

New Student Recommendation Forms can be found on Odyssey's website.

www.odysseyatlanta.org

     
 
How did you hear about Odyssey?


 
You mentioned you heard about us via "Word of Mouth." Would you mind letting us know who told you about Odyssey?

 
You mentioned you heard about us via "Current Odyssey Family." Would you mind letting us know their name?

 
On a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being "Not at all Easy" and 10 being "Extremely easy," please rate this application process

Thank you for submitting your New Student application for Elementary Students to Odyssey! We're so excited to review what you've submitted. An email has been sent to the primary email provided in this application.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at: (404)367-5150 or send an email at: carissaengelbert@odysseyatlanta.org
 Contact name:  Carissa Engelbert

Odyssey 2017 Dates are:
June 5th-July 14th
Thank you!