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Elementary Summer Learning

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

Time: 8 am to 1 pm

Student Grade Levels: Current Kindergarten through 5th grade DCPS students

Locations: Students will be assigned to one of the following schools based on the current DCPS school they attend. Find your child’s summer school site assignment.

Barnard ES (K-5)
Ward 4, 430 Decatur St. NW

Bruce-Monroe ES (K-5)
Ward 1, 3560 Warder St. NW

Burrville ES (K-5)
Ward 7, 801 Division Ave. NE

Miner ES (K-5)
Ward 6, 601 15th St. NE

Noyes ES (K-5)
Ward 5, 2725 10th St. NE

Randle-Highlands ES (K-5)
Ward 7, 1650 30th St. SE

Savoy ES (K-5)
Ward 8, 2400 Shannon Pl. SE

Simon ES (K-5)
Ward 8, 401 Mississippi Ave. SE

If you would like to register your child for a different summer site than the one assigned, register your child for the assigned summer site and email [email protected].

  • If space is available, your child’s registration will be transferred to your preferred site.
  • If no space is available, you will have the option to keep the original site or place your child on a wait list for the alternate site.

Breakfast and Lunch Provided (Free)? Yes

Enrollment Fee: None

How to Register:

Registration begins Tuesday, March 10, 2020! 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).

Optional Summer Afternoon Program:
A summer afternoon program provided by a community partner organization will engage students in enriching summer activities from 1:00- 5:30 p.m. each day Summer Learning is in session. A snack will also be provided for each student. The program is free of charge.

DCPS students registered for Summer Learning from 8 am to 1 pm are eligible to participate.

When registering for Summer Learning, you will have the opportunity to sign your child up for the optional summer afternoon program. Please note that spaces are limited!


K-5 Summer Learning Team
Office of Teaching and Learning
[email protected]

Program Offerings

Grades K-5: Discovery

Dive deep into an exciting topic of your choice!

Law and Order: Investigating Crime and Fighting for Justice
Fascinated by mysteries? Excited by courtroom battles? In this course, you will read mystery stories and learn about forensic science like fingerprinting, evidence collection, and how DNA can be used to solve decades-old crimes. You will also study the law, learn about the roles in a courtroom, and decide how best to argue your case. The course will end with a Mock Trial, allowing students to put their new skills to the test!

Heroes and Villains
In mythology, literature, comics, and films, heroes and villains entertain, enlighten, and educate us. In this course, you will explore heroism and villainy. You will read stories from literature, mythology, comic books, and graphic novels. You might debate the greatest literary hero, conduct mock trials with your favorite villains, publish a graphic novel, or write a short story.

Animal Kingdom- NEW!
Lions and tigers and bears- oh my! Explore animals and their habitats all over the worlds. Hop into action with the kangaroos down under, swim through the deepest depths while you measure just how big the blue whale is, examine how polar bears keep warm in the arctic tundra. Through this course, you’ll discover animals of all shapes and sizes and create a life size habitat of your own!

Journey Through America- NEW!
America has been through a long journey to become the great nation that it is today, from early civilizations to fighting for independence. Students in this course will be able to try their hand at the Native American alphabet, design their own flag, and learn about the great frontier explorers. Learn what makes America special through reading, creating, and doing some exploration of your own! What will you discover?

Kid Doctors- NEW!
Ever wonder what makes us sneeze? What about why our stomach grumbles when we’re hungry? Learn all about the amazing human body in this hands-on science course. Students in this course will explore the five senses, the major organ systems, and what makes a body a healthy one! See what germs look like under a blacklight, measure the digestive system, and try to pump as much blood as your heart. Perfect course curious kids with a love of science. Who knows, your child might just be a future doctor!

All the World’s a Stage
Do you love to act or direct? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Do you love to design sets and backdrops to make a story come to life? Come one, come all to the stage! In this course you will dive into the theater and explore all aspects, from the creation of the written play, to the production of a live show—even the business and marketing aspects of the theater.

Simple (Not Really) Machines
Is it a see-saw or a catapult? Machines start out simple and grow into new uses and bigger spaces. What makes them go and grow? Curiosity and creative thinking! Students in this course will have the fun of working with a wide range of basic mechanical forces and common materials to make and then elaborate upon what we call ‘simple machines.’

In the Humanities course, students will have the opportunity to focus on building English Language Arts skills through an interdisciplinary exploration and study of literature, history and culture.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
In the STEM course, students will find solutions to real-world problems through a project-based approach that integrates mathematics, science, engineering and technology.

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