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Summer Enrichment Academy
 2017 Application




This summer we are proud to offer the Summer Enrichment Academy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine, CA. We will offer this intensive and holistic enrichment program to incoming 6th grade and 9th grade students. The goal of this summer program is to prepare students for high school mathematics and language arts while equipping them with the tools to excel, both inside and outside of the classroom.
The Summer Enrichment Academy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church (COR-SEA) prepares students for success in college while providing them the opportunity to share in the African American community’s tradition of excellence and accomplishment. It will feature engaging math instruction, reading comprehension activities, helpful writing techniques, lessons on leadership, fitness opportunities, career discovery exercises, beginning money management tips, mini science workshops, and technology/computer literacy.

It is an intense, yet fun, five-week eight hours a day/five day a week course that offers an exciting, unique opportunity for young people in the Orange County area. The scheduled activities not only build their knowledge and skills in algebra, science, computer literacy and technology, but also emphasize their personal development. 

The courses are taught in small classes by a certified math instructor and supported by online instruction. The staff is chosen to reflect the needs of students and the unique resources of the African American community. Every student in the Summer Enrichment Academy takes a challenging algebra course that prepares him/her for the Fall 2017 academic year. Every student embraces fitness and leadership. Every student is exposed to the challenges of managing information and learning lessons in an advanced technological world. This program also provides individual tutoring and pre-college counseling to all participants.

COR’s Summer Enrichment Academy is designed for Middle School students who are having difficulty with math/english or are preparing to take Algebra and English courses in Fall 2017. This challenging academic experience provides students with a repertoire of skills that allows them to pursue college majors requiring mathematics and advanced comprehension.

This Summer Enrichment Academy is also designed for students who lack social and leadership skills. This program will challenge them to begin managing their own success and assist them in building self-esteem and self-image to improve their overall performance in their middle and high school classrooms.


Early Bird Registration: $300
(50% before May 22, 2017)

Regular Registration:
(May 23- June 5, 2017)

Last Registration (space permitting):
(June 6- June 19, 2017)

Application Requirements

Selection Process
The Summer Enrichment Academy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church can accommodate a limited number of students. The selection process will provide a diversified student body. Overall, grades, timeliness, and completion of the application will count for 60% of the criteria for admission; the personal statement will count for the remaining 40%. Students will be notified by telephone after the selection process is completed. 

Report Cards
All applicants are responsible for having copies of their most recent report card attached to their application packet. No application packet will be accepted without a copy of the report card attached. These will not be returned, so please submit a copy. 

Personal Statement
Follow all directions on the questionnaire. All responses must be typed or printed, please. 

Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required. Request one letter of recommendation from your counselor, a teacher, or from a school administrator, (or anyone who can articulate your academic work ethic) early enough to allow them time to carefully complete the recommendation and return it to you. Recommendations will be accepted only if returned in a signed, sealed envelope. 

Program Expectations
Students are expected to arrive on time for class and be prepared and ready to work. They are also expected to bring necessary changes in clothing or hygiene items, and all required documentation (for special travel, field trip, and workshop days). Students are to attend daily, complete all assignments and conduct themselves according to the standards of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church. Students who do not adhere to the expected policies will be dismissed from the program.   

Accuracy and Completeness
Selection of students is very important. For this reason it is essential that you fill out the academic record and personal questionnaire completely and accurately.

Please check your forms for completeness and accuracy. Remove all forms from the packet and complete all items. Use this checklist as a guide to complete and submit your application.
  _____ Application form
  _____ Personal Statement
  _____ Letter of Recommendation (optional)
  _____ Report Card – copy (as soon as you can)

Statement of Commitment 
This part of the application must be signed by the student and parent to complete the application. Please read this part very carefully.  

How to Apply

Apply for admission to the Summer Enrichment Academy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church by (1) completing the application form in this packet, (2) returning all materials to the address listed (or fax number) below, (3) meeting the criteria for this program (4) meeting the financial obligation for the 6 week program. Please follow the instructions carefully. Bring your completed application to the following address:

In person / by mail:
Christ Our Redeemer AME Church
45 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618
Office: 949-955-0014 ext *205

Christ Our Redeemer AME Church
Re: Summer Enrichment Academy
Attn: SEA Program Director
Fax: 949-955-0021


When to Apply

Early Deadline: May 22, 2017 by 5:00pm
Regular Deadline: June 5, 2017 by 5:00 pm at
Christ Our Redeemer AME Church 45 Tesla Irvine, CA 92618 

For questions regarding the Summer Enrichment Academy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, please feel free to contact any of the individuals listed below:

Charles Dorsey
45 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618
949-955-0014 x205
Title: Site Coordinator
COR CDC Executive Director

Terica Anderson
COR CDC Executive Assistant
949-955-0014 x204