This summer, the School District of Philadelphia will offer:
- Programs for 12th graders who need to recover one or two credits to graduate
- Programs to fulfill Individualized Education Plan goals for eligible students in special education programs
- Programs for students in particular high schools that need to recover credits to stay on track for graduation
- Programs to help students transition into select high schools
To read a letter from Dr. Hite outlining the District's summer offerings, please click here.
For general questions about summer programs, please call the Office of Academic Enrichment and Support at 215-400-5872.
Summer Reading Lists
The Office of Academic Enrichment and Support provides summer reading lists for students in grades Pre-K through 11th. These books are available at your local branch of the Free Library.
To review a list of Free Library locations, please click here.
Partner Summer Programs
Through our collaboration with the City of Philadelphia, summer camps will operate at many of our schools.
- City of Philadelphia Youth Programs (www.phila.gov/youthprograms)- Have a “Fun, Safe Philly Summer” initiative with free or low-cost summer programming. Free summer meals are also available to children ages 18 and under. Visitwww.phillysummermeals.com or call 311 to find the nearest summer meals site. You can also stay updated by following @Philly Summer on Twitter, or by "liking" the Fun Safe Philly Summer Facebook page.
- ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships (www.phillyasap.org) -- Many afterschool programs will be operating summer programs. For details, click on “Directory.” Program information will be specific to the school year, so contact the sites directly to get information about summer offerings.
- Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens (www.phillysummermeals.org )- More than 1,000 sites in Philadelphia serve free meals and snacks to students age 18 and under. Sites include recreation centers, schools, church, parks, community organizations and more. To find your nearest summer meals site, call 1-855-252-MEAL, or text "MEALPA" to 877877.
- United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey maintains a website (http://211sepa.org) where you can search for summer programs. A comprehensive listing of summer camps, activity programs and helpful links was recently created and can be accessed at http://www.nj211.org/sepa/images/SummerCampActivityPrograms2013.pdf.
- Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)- SEEK Philadelphia is a free, fun, hands-on engineering program to help children develop math and science understanding that will help them in school and in a future career. The SEEK program will be held at Delaplaine McDaniel School (1801 S. 22nd Street) and is open to Philadelphia students in grades 3-5. The program will run from July 22-August 9, 2013. For more information, review the flyers below or click here.
SDP Summer Program Descriptions
Senior Center: The Senior Center is a four-week program that will offer credit recovery classes. To be eligible, students must be able to earn the requisite number of credits (two or fewer) to meet graduation requirements by the end of the summer program and graduate in July 2013. High school roster chairs and counselors will identify eligible students and register them during the months of May and June. The courses offered are english, math, history, science, select world languages, select electives and senior projects.
Program Contact: Vicki Ellis (215-400-5872) or Joe Menta (215-400-6273)
Extended School Year (ESY): Extended School Year services will be provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from July 2 through August 8 to students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) who require instruction based on state regulatory standards as determined by the IEP team. Defined IEP goals will be addressed during these programs.
Program Contact: Elizabeth Thompson (215-400-6564)
Bridge Programs: Several high schools are offering a Summer Bridge program for incoming 9th grade students. The goals are to: (1) better prepare 9th grade students for the rigors and expectations of high school, and to excite and motivate them about their high school experience; (2) remediate and accelerate reading and math skills, provide college preparatory and cultural activities for all students and prepare them for how to successfully navigate a comprehensive high school; and (3) help students to better understand the relationship between their high school achievement and success in preparation for post-secondary options. Students will improve study skills, time management, and social skills development.
Eighth grade students planning to attend the following high schools: West Philadelphia, Overbrook, Martin Luther King or Frankford in the fall should contact their current elementary or middle school guidance counselor or call Marsha Besong (215-400-6562) for more information.
Program Contact: Marsha Besong (215-400-6562)
Grant Funded Credit Recovery Programs: Select high schools will offer credit recovery courses through federally funded grant programs this summer. The credit recovery programs will run for four-weeks from July 1 through July 26, and offer eligible students the opportunity to earn credits for required courses that they previously failed. Students should contact their guidance counselor for information on how to register. High schools that will offer credit recovery this summer include:
|Students From||Program Location||Contact Person|
|Lincoln High School||Lincoln High School|
|Frankford High School||Frankford High School|
|Overbrook High School||Overbrook High School|
|Bartram High School||Engineering and Science High|
|Martin Luther King High School||Engineering and Science High|| |
|Edison High School||Edison High School|| |
|West Philadelphia High School||West Philadelphia High School|| |
|Vaux High School||Engineering and Science High|
|Germantown High School||Engineering and Science High|
|South Philadelphia High School||Engineering and Science High|
|Ben Franklin High School||Engineering and Science High|| |
|Roxborough High School||Engineering and Science High|| |
|University City High School||Engineering and Science High|
|Sayre High School||Sayre High School|
|Furness High School||Engineering and Science High|
|Fels High School||Engineering and Science High|