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DCPS Summer Extended Learning and Enrichment

How is your child spending summer break?

DCPS is offering many engaging virtual opportunities for current DCPS students from elementary through high school. From enrichment to credit recovery, DCPS has a variety of virtual summer programs to continue learning throughout the summer!

Select a program below to learn more, including locations and registration information.

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Young Playwright’s Theatre: *Program Currently Full!

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices. By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students’ language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. YPT brings high-quality arts education programming directly into virtual classrooms to bolster student literacy and empower our city’s young people to tell their stories. This summer, YPT will implement a virtual enrichment-focused summer school curriculum that will focus on playwriting. Students will engage in 10 total sessions. The program is free of charge.

*Parent email required

Student Grade Levels: Current 4th and 5th grade students (Rising 5th and 6th grade)

Dates: Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 31, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: We have six different course times available. Please select the time that best fits your schedule. Once a class is filled, it will no longer be available to be selected in the registration form. Students may only register for one section.

  • Option 1: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00- 11:30 am
  • Option 2: Monday and Wednesday, 12:00- 1:30 pm
  • Option 3: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00- 3:30 pm
  • Option 4: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00- 11:30 am
  • Option 5: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00- 1:30 pm
  • Option 6: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00- 3:30 pm

Location: Virtual


Kindergarten Reading Camp: *Program Currently Full!

Families of Pre-K students, we heard your request for summer programming! We are now offering a summer option to support your rising kindergarten student! Our friends at Springboard Collaborative and Teach for America have teamed up to offer free summer programming for a limited number of rising kindergarten students. Through the course of 4 weeks, your student will work with a reading tutor to engage in phonics activities that will set them up for a successful kindergarten year. The program is free of charge. 

Student Grade Levels: Current Pre-K4 students (Rising Kindergarten students)

Dates: Monday, June 15 – Friday, July 10, 2020 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ONLY (no programming July 3rd)

Times: Varies, but generally either 11:30-12:30 pm OR 2:30-3:30 pm

Location: Virtual


4th Grade Summer Learning Accelerator: *Program Currently Full!

Worried about your student falling behind while school is out? It’s time to meet your family’s very own reading coach! Springboard Learning Accelerator is a 4-week program that pairs families with tutors to help kids become stronger readers and help parents sharpen their teaching skills. Your tutor will help your child reach reading goals while helping you become a more confident reading coach at home. We even have a rewards program so your child could win a backpack and school supplies, all just for showing up and trying their best! This program is free of cost. 

Student Grade Levels: Current 3rd grade students (Rising 4th grade students)

Dates: Monday, June 15 – Friday, July 10, 2020 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ONLY (no programming July 3rd)

Times: Varies, but generally either 11:30-12:30 OR 2:30-3:30 pm

Location: Virtual


Elementary Summer Learning: Program Currently Full

Please explore additional open program offerings or register below to be placed on our waitlist.

Ignite your passion and discover a joy for reading!

Summer Discovery (Grades K-5): DCPS has partnered with an organization to help bring our curriculum to life in a virtual setting. We are excited to dive into their project-based learning approach in Literacy and Humanities or STEM. Through interactive videos, engaging texts, and culminating projects, these partners bring the hands-on experience of our traditional summer enrichment program to life. While students will participate in a series of learning modules, they will also have one-on-one learning session, whole-group sharing, and additional family resources available. Some of the project highlights include:

  • Learn about angles and lines, polygons, and area and perimeter by designing a wildlife sanctuary
  • Conduct research for an op-ed and then create an investigative journalism report for a news show
  • Learn about plant and animal inheritance and life cycles by devising a plan to save the bee population
  • Create virtual museum exhibits to showcase the history of their state.

Student Grade Levels: Current Kindergarten through 5th grade

Dates: Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 24, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: Varies, but generally 9 am to 1 pm

Registration: Registration for summer learning began on March 10. Students who have already registered for the program will be given first priority for seats.

Go to dcps.dc.gov/summerlearning to register for Summer Learning.

Registration must be completed online on a computer, not a phone or tablet.

Contact [email protected] for questions.


Springboard Collaborative (K-2) *Program Currently Full!

Do you want support for your growing reader? Summer with Springboard is the answer! DCPS is pleased to continue our partnership with Springboard Collaborative and will be hosting their free program for early readers virtually. This program is intended for Kindergarten-2nd grade students who would benefit from additional support in reading. In addition to targeted reading instruction, the program also includes virtual home visits and family workshops. You can even receive incentives such as books, a backpack of school supplies, or even be eligible to receive a tablet for meeting growth goals and attending family meetings! 

Student Grade Levels: Current Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Dates: Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 31, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: Varies, but generally 9 am to 1 pm

Location: Virtual


Summer Advanced Math (Algebra Readiness Program) - Program Currently Full

Calling all aspiring mathematicians! This is an opportunity for rising 8th graders who want to be better prepared for Algebra I. Students will engage in lessons, activities, and explorations in order to solidify their foundational math skills. This is a non-credit enrichment course.

Student Grade Levels: Rising grade 8 (current grade 7)

Dates: Monday, June 22 - Friday, July 24, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: Varies

Location: Virtual


Secondary Extended Learning Program (Virtual)

District of Columbia Public Schools students in grades 9-12 will have an opportunity recover credits in previously failed courses that meet DCPS graduation requirements are being offered in credit recovery. Fourth year of higher potential summer graduates may have an opportunity to be scheduled in one original credit course.

Students in grades 6-8 will have opportunities to engage in remediation or academic enrichment in the four core content area courses.

Families of students in grades 6-12 should contact their child’s school counselor for additional information.

Student Grade Levels: 6-12

Dates: Monday, June 22 - Friday, July 24, 2020 (except July 3)


Elementary School English Learner Summer Academic Program (ELSAP)

ELSAP offers newly arrived English Learners (ELs) entering grades Kindergarten - 5th grade a rigorous, personalized academic program to support students’ English language development. This online program will focus on social emotional learning, playing language games along with utilizing a newcomer English language development curriculum. Students will be prepared to succeed with content area learning in the fall as a result of attending. Registration is now open! You can register here.

Student Grade Levels: Newcomer English learners entering Kindergarten -5th grade

Dates: Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 31, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: Morning session 9:30 - 11:30am*

Afternoon session 1:30 - 3:30pm*

*students will be enrolled in either a morning or afternoon session, not both


Middle School English Language Learner Summer Academic Program (ELLSAP)

ELSAP offers English Language Learners (ELs) in grades 5-9 a rigorous, personalized academic program to support students’ English language development. ELs will be better prepared to succeed with content area learning in the fall as a result of attending. The program also provides enrichment activities to nurture an international community inside and out of school. With a focus on pluralism and diversity, students will participate in virtual field trips, community building, and activities related to themes in their academic and extracurricular coursework. The 2020 ELSAP program will be held online. Students will practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing and will become familiar with virtual learning platforms. Registration is now open.

You can register here.

Student Grade Levels: Current 5th through 8th grade (rising 6th through 9th grade)

Dates: Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 31, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: 10 am to 2 pm


High School English Learner Summer Academic Program (HS-ELSAP)

The Language Acquisition Division will be offering a virtual summer school program for English language learners, grades 9-12. ELSAP, continues to provide a rigorous academic program while supporting the students’ progress in English language development. Students who participate in ELSAP develop greater English proficiency, are supported through a strong bilingual counseling component and have the opportunity to learn virtually along side students from other schools. High school students in grades 9-12 will continue with their English language development, engage in credit recovery, and pursue original credits in core content and elective classes if found eligible.

Student Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

Dates: Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 24, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: Class schedules are being developed. There will be morning class options as well as afternoon class options
(Students may take 1-2 courses if found eligible by their school/bilingual counselors.)

Questions may be directed to [email protected]