Summer Academy Provides Free Learning Activities for DPS Students

Apr. 10, 2018

Summer is coming, and as you’re making plans for June and July, don’t forget to include learning! DPS Summer Academy provides individualized instruction so that students who are reading significantly below grade level or learning English as a second language can begin the next school year ready to learn with their peers. It’s held at 24 schools across DPS, and it can make a big difference in preventing summer learning loss.

Summer Academy is completely free of charge for students. They receive breakfast, lunch, and a half-day of fun learning activities. Transportation is also included for students who live more than a mile from their nearest Summer Academy site. Students are assigned to Summer Academy host schools based on proximity to their home address. Students at district-run schools are eligible for Summer Academy if they:

  • Are currently in grades K-3 and have a READ plan (reading significantly below grade level)
  • Are currently in grades K-3 and are in an English Language Acquisition (ELA) program

Most Summer Academy locations have partnered with summer enrichment programs to offer a full day of activities. Afternoon programs require separate registration. For a full list of Summer Academy locations and afternoon partner programs, click here.

Students who qualify were given invitation letters to take home in February. Please complete and return your registration form to your school by April 20 to ensure your student’s place and transportation. If your child qualifies but you did not receive a letter, please complete and submit the application by the April 20 deadline. Online registration and printable registration forms are available on the Summer Academy website.