EPIC | For Parents

Frequently Asked Questions








Who can apply to be in EPIC?

Students attending public school in the greater Cleveland area who will be entering 7th grade in the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply to attend EPIC in the summer of 2020. Students in the greater Cleveland area who will be entering 10th-12th grades in the fall of 2020, or who will have just finished high school, are eligible to apply for paid positions serving as high school Teaching Assistants at EPIC in the summer of 2020. We hope to expand EPIC in the future so that all students between 7th and 12th grades can participate.


Who will be teaching my child?

Instruction comes from many directions at EPIC. High school teaching assistants work intensively with their middle school students, guided by college students who guide teams of high schoolers as they explore mathematical ideas with their students. The senior staff who will be lecturing students include a middle school teacher, a professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, and a research economist. More information about our senior staff can be found on our staff page and in this recent local news segment.


How much does it cost for students to attend EPIC?

There is no cost for students to attend EPIC summer camps.



When is EPIC?

In summer 2020 EPIC will run from June 8-26, with training sessions for high school and college students to be held on June 4th, 5th, and 6th.


Where is EPIC held?

EPIC is held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.


We have a family trip scheduled that conflicts with the first day/first week of EPIC. Can my child be excused?

Our philosophy at EPIC is that one cannot learn if one is not present. Therefore, absences due to family trips, vacations, conflicts with other programs, or similar cases are not excused.



Does my child have to bring money for lunch / food?

We provide breakfast for students every morning.

What supplies does my child need to bring everyday?

All necessary supplies are provided for every student at EPIC. These include: notebook, paper, pencil, folder, and a t-shirt.


Is EPIC an "everyday" program?

EPIC runs Monday through Friday, with Fridays being optional non-instruction days.



What do students learn at EPIC?

View our curriculum page for a summary of the courses taught at EPIC summer camps.


Who can I contact with additional questions?

You can email drd@epiccle.org with any additional questions about EPIC summer camps.





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