Summer Programs

Summer Programs

 

 

2017 Summer Welcome Letter

To:  Parents/Guardians 

The District is excited to announce that we will have a limited offering of programsfor students during the summer of 2017!

In anticipation of this year's summer programs, we anticipate that you may have general and/or specific questions related to each of the programs.  To that end, please find below general information pertaining to all summer offerings, along with a brief overview of each specialty program, including the criteria in which students are selected.

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.

 

Literacy Through The Arts

Literacy Through the Arts is being offered in ten schools to select students from those schools who are invited by their principal. Participants will experience unique literacy enrichment activities integrated with the arts to improve reading comprehension by increasing students' connection to what they read. The program will operate for students July 10 to July 21, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM. Students will receive breakfast and lunch. Transportation will not be provided.  Total student estimate: 600

Literacy Through The Arts - Additional Information:

Program dates:            July 10 through July 21 (Monday through Friday)

Program hours:           8:30 AM - 2:45 PM 

Parents/guardians should contact their principal to verify that their school is participating.


 

Office of College & Career Readiness (OCCR) Programs 2017

The Office of College & Career Readiness (OCCR) programs are supporting rising 9 and 10 grade students at several Philadelphia high schools. These programs are designed to promote a successful transition to high school, inclusive of leadership development, academic enrichment, and post-secondary preparation.

Parents/guardians should contact their principal to verify that their child was invited to participate

a. Agile Minds

The Agile Minds Program will engage students in challenging problem solving activities known to be associated with success in algebra and higher-level mathematics. Program activities directly align with standards for college readiness and foundational mathematics standards, and the knowledge and skills students' gain in the summer are reinforced, strengthened, and shared with peers during the academic year.

Agile Minds- Additional Information:

Participating Schools: Frankford, Kensington, Sayre, and South Philadelphia High Schools

Program dates:            July 5 - July 27

Program hours:           9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)

Student Enrollment:     25 per site

 

b. Achieve Greatness

The Achieve Greatness Program will surround literacy growth, non-cognitive skills, leadership development and experiential learning. Students will spend each day working on these skill-sets to prepare them for the next step in their high school career.

Achieve Greatness - Additional Information:

Participating School:   Penn Treaty

Program dates: July 5 - July 27

Program hours:           9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)

Student Enrollment:     40

 

c. Leadership, Exploration, and Development Program (L.E.A.D.)

The L.E.A.D. Program will provide summer programming for rising 9th grade students, inclusive of leadership development, academic enrichment, and post-secondary preparation. In addition, targeted programming will prepare rising 9th grade students for high school transition.

Leadership, Exploration, and Development Program (L.E.A.D.)  - Additional Information:

Participating Schools: Bartram, Ben Franklin, Dobbins, Edison, Sharswood School, Kensington, Kensington Health Science, Lincoln, George Washington, Mastbaum, Penn Treaty, Sayre, School of the Future, South Philadelphia, The U School & West Philadelphia

Program dates: July 10 - July 21

Program hours:           8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Student Enrollment:     25 per site

 

d. Summer Bridge (Northeast High School)

The Summer Bridge Program at Northeast High School will provide summer programming for rising 9th grade students, inclusive of leadership development, academic enrichment, and post-secondary preparation. In addition, targeted programming will prepare rising 9th grade students for high school transition.

Summer Bridge (Northeast High School) - Additional Information:

Participating Schools: Northeast High School (Location Lincoln High School)

Program dates: July 5 - July 28

Program hours:           8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Student Enrollment:     300

 

e. GEAR UP Summer Leadership Institute

The GEAR UP Summer Leadership Institute program is a week-long program for rising 10th grade students, designed to provide Academic Enrichment, Career Exposure and Leadership Development. The program will focus on career exposure, providing an opportunity to connect with local professionals in various fields from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. 

GEAR UP Summer Leadership Institute - Additional Information:

            Sites: School of the Future & Pierce College

Program dates:            July 10 -14 (School of Future) July 17-21 (Pierce College)

Program hours:           10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Student Enrollment:     40 per site

Please note: This program is invitation-only for GEAR UP students.


 

11th & 12th Grade Center (Credit Recovery)

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

12th GRADE - 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. These credit recovery courses are offered to 12th grade students enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia as indicated in the School Computer Network (SCN).

11th & 12th Grade Center - Additional Information:

Location:      Benjamin Franklin High School

Phone:             215-400-7600

Dates:             June 26 - July 27 (Monday - Friday)

Times: 8:00 - 1:15 PM

Period 1:          8:00 - 10:30 AM

Period 2:          10:45 - 1:15 PM

Registration:  11th and 12th grade students will be pre-registered by Roster Chairs at each school.  Pre-registration is from June 1 through June 17. Walk-in registration is from June 26-27.

Requirements for Credit:  No more than two (2) absences (excused or otherwise) and successfully passing the mid-term, final and classroom participation criteria. 

Mid-Term:      Tuesday, July 11

Final:              Monday, July 25

Graduation:  Diplomas will be distributed on July 27 at the graduation ceremony to those students who satisfy the minimum graduation requirements in all graduation areas -- no exceptions.

Parents/guardians can contact their school counselor or roster chair regarding eligibility 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) - Additional Information:

Program dates: July 11 - August 17 (Tuesday through Thursday)

Program hours:           9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

ESY services will generally be provided in District school buildings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for a six-week period during the summer (July 11, 2017 to August 17, 2017). However, there is no fixed amount, type, or duration of ESY services; each student is entitled to receive the services necessary to ensure he/she receives an appropriate education based on his/her needs.  You should discuss during each IEP Team meeting whether the student needs fewer, more, or alternative services.  

Parents/guardians of students with special education needs should contact their child's Special Education Liaison (SEL) or principal regarding eligibility.


 

Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program (ICY) 2017   

The ICY summer program is for English Language Learners (ELLs) currently in grades 5 to 7 (incoming 6th to 8th graders) who are new to the country (less than 3 years).  The morning program will include instruction in English and math taught by School District of Philadelphia teachers. The afternoon program includes enrichment courses in art, music, and drama.  These courses will be facilitated by community-based organizations.

Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program - Additional Information:

Program dates: July 5 through July 28

Program hours (AM): Breakfast  (8:30-9:00 a.m.)

Program   (9:00-12:00 p.m.)

Program hours (PM): Lunch       (12:00-12:30 p.m.)

Program    (12:30-3:00 p.m.)

Parents/guardians should contact their principal to verify that their child was invited to participate.


 

Springboard Summer

Springboard Summer offers an intensive, five-week summer literacy program for current K through 4th grade students and their families in seven schools.  The program strives to close the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, engaging family members, setting goals, and providing incentives, to lessen summer learning loss. Program components include home visits, half-day literacy instruction, family workshops and learning bonuses for students.  Total student estimate:  800 

Springboard Summer - Additional Information:

Program dates: July 10 through August 11 (Monday through Friday)

Program hours:           8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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


 

CTE Summer Employability

The School District of Philadelphia, through The Office of Career and Technical Education, will provide summer employment and enrichment opportunities for high school students between 14 and 18 years of age. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Employment Program is an innovative program that affords CTE students, who currently attend Philadelphia Public Schools, the opportunity to gain valuable work experiences and develop tangible skills that can be used in the workplace. The summer employment program is an extension of the curriculum that career and technical education students learn throughout the school year. This opportunity allows students to receive real life hands-on experience that cannot be learned in the classroom.

CTE Summer Employability - Additional Information:

Program hours:                       Varies from 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Dates for Students and Staff: June 21 - September 3

Parents/guardians should contact their students CTE teacher to verify that their child was 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 summer camps providing full-day programming each weekday. These programs usually recruit and serve students from their host school, and program slots fill up quickly.

Out of School Time Programs - Additional Information

Program dates: July 5 - August 18  (Monday through Friday)          

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.



2017 Summer Credit Recovery Options for Students