Summer Connections

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Summer Connections is a free, five-week academic program that is open to all rising first through fifth-grade DPS students at eligible schools. This full-day program focuses on preparing elementary students for future success. Registration will open Friday, Feb. 16. Please check back for updates!

Students will engage with content they will see in the upcoming school year, which will include instruction in foundational literacy, math, science and technology. Our enrichment partners will provide enrichment opportunities daily. Students with IEPs are invited to participate in Summer Connections.

Expanded Academic Learning


Special Education



Registration will open Friday, Feb. 16 at noon and close Sunday, May 12. Please ensure you have your Parent Portal account set up to be able to register. If you need support with Parent Portal please visit the My Portal Contact Us webpage. Submission of the application does not guarantee a seat.

Schedule & Locations

Summer Connections runs for five weeks, from June 17 through July 19. No school on June 19, July 4 or July 5.

Bus transportation may be available but not guaranteed. Breakfast and lunch will be available at all Summer Connections locations.

Program locations and hours include: 

All program locations hosted on elementary school campuses have central air conditioning.

Locations are subject to change due to building maintenance and construction. Families will be contacted immediately if their selected program is moved to another nearby location. If a bus route was assigned, changes will also be communicated.

Flyers and Posters

Flyers and posters with program information on Summer Connections are now available!

Frequently Asked Questions


Summer Connections is currently looking for a site director, site leader, assistant site leader and office support for summer programming. Apply today through the DPS Internal job board. Job IDs are listed below.

  • Site Director: Job ID #65979

  • Site Leader: Job ID #65981

  • Assistant Site Leader: Job ID #65984

  • Office Support: Job ID #65985