Summer Programs

Summer Programs


2016 Summer Welcome Letter


Dear Parents,

The District is proud to announce that we will have a limited offering of programs for students during the summer of 2016.

Provided is some general information and a brief overview of each summer program, including a description of the specific students each program is designed to serve. 

General Information for All Programs

  • All programs will provide breakfast and lunch to students.
  • It is expected that students will adhere to the Student Code of Conduct during all summer programs, with appropriate consequences for those students who do not meet behavior expectations.
  • All students are expected to attend the program every day as offered.


K-7 Summer Program

Summer Program is being offered to select students who are invited by their principal, currently in grades K-7, in Turnaround and Priority schools who need additional support to maintain their academic gains. Some additional students in other elementary/middle schools have been invited if their academic year was greatly impacted by an unfilled teacher vacancy. The program will address skills in reading/language arts and mathematics, with enrichment integrated throughout the program. Dates for program operation for students are July 6 to July 28, Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Students will receive breakfast and lunch. Transportation will not be provided.   

K-7 Summer Program Times and Dates

Student Hours: 8:30 AM -12:30 PM

Program Dates: July 6 through July 29

Parents should contact their principal to see if their child had been invited to participate.


Summer Bridge Program 2016 - For Incoming 9th Graders

The School District of Philadelphia is providing the Summer Bridge Program to support incoming 9th grade students at all Philadelphia Comprehensive High Schools (or School of the Future). This program is designed to promote a successful transition to high school, improve the quality of relationships between new students, teachers, and staff, and to create a college-going culture embraced by students prior to enrolling in the fall. The program is slated for July 5 - July 29, 2016.

Summer Bridge

Student Hours: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Program Dates: July 5th - July 29th

Parents should contact their principal to see if their child had been invited to participate.


11th & 12th Grade Center

11th GRADE students enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia as indicated in the School Computer Network (SCN). Students can remediate no more than two (2) credit recovery classes in the area of English, History, Math, Science or Spanish

12th GRADE students enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia as indicated in the School Computer Network (SCN). Students can remediate no more than two (2) credit recovery classes and or the Multi-Disciplinary Project and are eligible to graduate at the conclusion of Summer School.                                       

11th & 12th Grade Center

LOCATION: Franklin Learning Center

ADDRESS: 616 N. 15th St. (15th & Mt Vernon)

PHONE: 215-684-5916

DATES: June 27 - July 27

TIMES: 8:00 - 1:00

PD 1: 8:00 - 10:25    PD 2: 10:35 - 1:00

PRE-REGISTRATION - June 1 to June 17


Walk-in-Registration: - June 27 & June 28

REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDIT - no more than 2 absences (excused or otherwise) and successfully pass the mid-term, final and classroom participation criteria

MID TERM - Tuesday, July 11

FINAL - Monday, July 25

GRADUATION -Diplomas will be distributed on July 29 to those students who satisfy the minimum GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS in all GRADUATION AREAS, no exceptions.

There is no formal graduation ceremony.

Parents can contact their schools counselor or roster chair to see if their child is eligible for this program.


Extended School Year (ESY)

Extended School Year (ESY) provides special education and related services to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal special education law, says that school districts, intermediate units, and charter schools must provide extended school year services if a student needs these services to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). In some cases, interruptions in the school schedule, such as summer break, will result in children with disabilities losing many of their basic skills and taking a long time to get those skills back once school begins again. ESY services are provided during breaks in the educational schedule to prevent this loss. 

Extended School Year (ESY)

Student Hours: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

ESY begins for students - July 12th Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

ESY ends for students - August 18th

Parents of students with special education needs should contact their child's Special Education Liaison (SEL) or principal to see if their student is eligible for ESY.


Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program (ICY) 2016   

This program is for English Language Learners (ELLs) currently in grades 4 to 7 (incoming 5th to 8th graders) who are new to the country (less than 3 years).  The morning program will include instruction in literacy and math.  School district teachers will teach these courses.  The afternoon program includes enrichment courses in art, music, and drama.  These courses are facilitated by community-based organizations.                                        Total Estimated Students (110)

Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program (ICY) 2016

Student Hours: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Student Hours: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Program Dates: July 5th to July 29th 

Interested parents should contact their child's principal for eligibility.


Springboard Summer

Springboard Summer offers an intensive, five-week summer literacy program for Pre-K though 3rd grade students and their families.  The program strives to close the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and incentivizing learning so that scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities.  Program components include home visits, half-day literacy instruction, and family workshops, coaching and learning bonuses for students.

Springboard Summer

Student Hours: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Program Dates: July 5 through August 5

Parents should contact their principal to see if their child had been invited to participate.


Out of School Time programs (OST)

The School District of Philadelphia hosts many out-of-school time programs during the school year that are operated by non-profit organizations.  In the summer months, the majority of these programs operate as six-week (July 5-August 12) summer camps providing full-day programming each weekday (Monday through Friday).  These programs usually recruit and serve students from their host school and program slots fill up quickly.  

As these programs are operated by outside organizations, any questions or concerns should be directed to the organization that is operating the camp, rather than the School District.

2016 Summer Credit Recovery Options for Students

Bridge FAQ 2016