A Quest For Knowledge

A Path to College

Summer Fun

Hands-On Thematic Curriculum

Unique Field Trips

Hands-on Discovery

Cultural Exploration

Thank you for participating in Odyssey's 2018 Admissions cycle. Decisions will be emailed by March 15th, 2018.

Recommendations will be accepted up to 10 days past the deadline.

Check School Times

Can you attend starting in June at these times?

Students must adhere to the attendance policy or risk their status in the program. Scholars cannot miss more than 3 days and are expected to complete the entire program.

Odyssey Grades 1-6
June 4 to July 13, 2018 | Monday-Friday | 8:30AM-4:45PM

Odyssey Grades 7 and 8
June 4 to July 13, 2018 | Monday-Friday | 8:30AM-2:45PM

Odyssey Grades 9-11
June 4 to July 6, 2018 | Monday-Friday | 8:30AM-2:45PM

Odyssey Rising Seniors (R12th)
June 4 to June 29, 2018 | Monday-Friday | 8:30AM-2:45PM *Seniors will experience an overnight 3-day out-of-state college tour trip during the final week of the program.

Write Essay Before Starting Application

Write Your Essay Ahead of Time

Odyssey highly recommends writing and editing your essay before beginning the application. Having the essay ready to copy and paste, rather than typing into your application form, will significantly reduce the amount of time spent on the application.

Select a RISING grade level below (i.e. current 6th graders complete their essay and application as a RISING 7th grader.)

Applicants need only to choose ONE of the topics from the choices given and write your essay about it.

Rising 1st and 2nd Grades

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.

Choose ONE of these topics…

  1. What color is your passion, and why?
  2. What scares you? What makes you happy?
  3. We’ve seen cute and cuddly dragons, mean and vicious dragons, and noble dragons. What does your pet dragon look like? What does it eat? Describe its personality. Is it big or small?
  4. 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.
Rising 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Essays should be between 150-350 words. You will not be penalized for lengthier essays.

Choose ONE of these topics to write about…

  1. What do you dream about? Be creative. Don’t limit yourself to the physical world.
  2. How can you personally make the world a better place and combat negativity or hatred, no matter how small the act?
  3. Imagine you have super powers. What powers do you possess? Are you a super villain or a super hero? Do you try and keep them secret, or does everyone know?
  4. What can you teach others?
  5. What color is your passion, and why?
Rising 6th Grade to Rising 12th Grade

Essays should be between 250-500 words. You will not be penalized for lengthier essays.

Choose ONE of these topics to write about…

  1. What can you teach others?
  2. What determines an action or person as good or evil? Who decides what or who is good or evil? Are people inherently good or inherently evil?
  3. What is one of the biggest problems facing our world today? What do you think needs to happen to resolve it?
  4. What drives you to be creative or artistic? How does it affect the world?

Student ID Number

Get Your School’s Student ID #

The public school your child attends assigns a student ID number to each student (this is not a photo ID card). Applicants are required to enter their unique Student ID Number while completing an application. The most common place to find your child’s Student ID Number is on the child’s progress/report cards and is also visible on the school’s student-parent online portal. Many students also use their Student ID Numbers as their Lunch ID Numbers.

If you are having difficulty locating a student ID number, please contact your school. Home schooled or private school applicants may contact Odyssey’s main office (404-367-5150) to receive a generic number to apply.

New Student Recommendation Form

Know the email address for your community leader or school teacher

Every new student must enter on the Odyssey application the name and email address of your community leader or school teacher who will write a recommendation. Odyssey will email your leader/teacher our recommendation form to complete.

Odyssey is most impressed with recommendations submitted by community leaders that know the applicant well. These include, but are not limited to: teachers, Girl/Boy Scout leaders, tutors/mentors, youth leaders, school staff, etc.

School Report Card

Have Your Latest Report Card Handy

As part of the application process, every scholar must have a report card on file from the current academic year. It is preferred to have an uploaded file of the official report card. However, if you are unable to save a file, we also accept screenshots of the student-parent portal, progress reports, or clear cell phone images of the report.

If these options are not doable, we’ll email a special link to your SmartPhone that allows you use your phone’s camera to take a photo of your latest school report card and send it to us.

Ready to Apply Online

You’re Ready to Apply Online

Fill out the New Student Application online, ensuring spelling and grammar mistakes are minimal.

Please do not use ALL CAPS or all lowercase while completing the form. Capitalize proper nouns, addresses, etc.

Provide a valid email to receive your confirmation email.

Email inquiries to Carissa Engelbert at: carissaengelbert@odysseyatlanta.org. Emails are preferred over phone calls. We are always willing to help dedicated applicants complete a thorough and expressive application.


Applications can be submitted until February 16th, 2018.

Admissions for participation in Odyssey 2018 have closed. Please check back mid-November 2018 for new applications.


Applications are accepted from
November 15th, 2017 until February 16th, 2018.

Time Until Applications Begin








Applications are accepted from November 15th, 2017 until February 16th, 2018. Recommendations will be accepted up to ten (10) days past the deadline. All decisions will be emailed and mailed on or before March 15th, 2018. Please ensure you provide reliable contact information when completing your application.