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Summer Programs 2022

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Summer programs are offered to DPS students when school is not in session during summer break. By offering both enrichments and academic content, these programs provide students with a safe and supportive environment for hands-on learning, exploring new skills and making new friends during the summer months. The following summer programs and resources are available through DPS and our community partners.

If you are interested in submitting a summer enrichment or academic program for consideration, please fill out the form below.

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Elementary School (K-5)

Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver is offering affordable summer programming to rising 1st-grade students who are 5 years old. All sites will offer cultural arts, STEM, technology, field trips, reading programs and special events for registered members.

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Discovery Link Summer Camps

Discovery Link Summer Camps offer students a lively, active environment where they can engage in a variety of experiences, including visual and performing arts, sports and Field Days, science, cultural exploration, and student-led activities.

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Scholars Unlimited

Scholars Unlimited is hosting Summer Scholars, a 6-week, full-day summer program that focuses on literacy, social-emotional learning, arts and crafts, and outdoor fun.

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Summer Connections

Summer Connections (redesigned Summer Academy) is a free, 6-week academic program that is open to all rising 1st through 5th-grade students. This full-day program focuses on preparing all elementary students for future success.

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Middle School (6-8)

6th Grade Academy

This orientation program available at select middle schools is designed to prepare rising 5th-grade students for success in 6th grade. Contact your student’s school to find out if they offer this program.

Generation Teach STEAM Academy

This program is a free, 5-week Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) academic acceleration summer program for DPS students who are entering grades 6-8.

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High School (9-12)

9th Grade Academy

This orientation program, available at select high schools, is designed to prepare rising 8th-grade students for success in 9th grade. Contact your student’s school to find out if they offer this program.

Career Academy

This summer, Career Academy is offering students the opportunity to explore careers in engineering and medicine.

Registration information is coming soon.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment provides students with an opportunity to take college-level courses for free while still enrolled in high school. Participating students can earn college and high school credits at the same time.

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LAUNCH Internship

Participating high schools offer juniors and seniors hands-on experience in select careers.

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Ready for 2026

This new program is designed to provide 8th-grade students with skills that will help them succeed in high school.

Registration information is coming soon.

Regional Summer School

This program is an opportunity for high school students to earn the credits that they need to graduate on time.

Registration information is coming soon.

All Grades

Denver Out of School Time

The City and County of Denver offers summer camps, virtual programs and safe spaces for children and teens at locations throughout the city.

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Denver Youth Programs

Through the City and County of Denver’s Youth Program Locator, you can search for virtual or in-person programs that lead to kids staying safe, active and engaged.

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Summer of Adventure

This free program offered by the Denver Public Library seeks to make reading fun for students of all ages.

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Note: Make sure to take home your DPS device before summer break and return it after the break. If you are a graduating senior, please coordinate with your high school to return your device.

FACE Centers

The DPS Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center is a community resource center that connects students, families and community members with free services to increase their economic self-sufficiency and academic success.

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MY Denver Card

The MY Denver Card provides youth ages 5-18 free access to recreation centers, swimming pools and various cultural facilities where they can participate in healthy, safe and fun activities after school, during school and summer breaks, and on the weekends.

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Summer of SORA

Instantly access thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks online. Weekly prizes for students who participate in the Summer of SORA program!

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