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DCPS Summer Extended Learning and Enrichment

How is your child spending summer break?

DCPS offers many enriching opportunities for current DCPS students from elementary through high school over the summer months. From enrichment to credit recovery, find it at DCPS!

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

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Elementary Summer Learning

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.
If you do not have access to a computer, visit your child’s school or a DC Public Library (dclibrary.org).

Contact [email protected] for questions.


Springboard Collaborative (K-2)

DCPS is pleased to continue our partnership with Springboard Collaborative and will be hosting their program for early readers virtually. This program is intended for K-2 students who would benefit from additional support in reading. In addition to targeted reading instruction, the program also includes virtual home visits, family workshops, and incentives for students and families. Eligible families will be contacted by DCPS with instructions to register.

Student Grade Levels: Current Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

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

Times: Varies, but generally 8 am to 1 pm

Location: Virtual


Summer Advanced Math (Algebra Readiness Program)

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 29 - Friday, July 31, 2020 (except July 3)

Times: Varies

Location: Virtual


Secondary Extended Learning Program (Virtual)

District of Columbia Public Schools students in grade 9-12 will have an opportunity recover credits in select courses they previously failed that meet graduation requirements. Up to 500 students in grades 6-8 will engage in academic enrichment in core content area courses (reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies).

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]