2017 BPS Summer Learning: Information for families
The 5th Quarter!
Superintendent Chang has deemed summer the ‘fifth quarter,’ with idea that learning happens year-round, and not just between September and June when school is in session. Our BPS Summer Learning programs provide an opportunity for students to learn and have fun, without losing the skills and knowledge they gained the previous year.Summer Reading Lists are now available!
Want to know more about BPS Summer Learning? Refer to Frequently Asked Questions, then read below!
District Summer Learning Program OptionsCheck out the 2017 Summer Learning Program options below! To find out which programs your child is eligible for, talk to your child's principal, teacher or guidance counselor...
NEW! Summer Learning AcademiesOur newly designed academies offer FREE, full-day academic and enrichment opportunities for students who need support going into the next grade. The research-based academic and enrichment program model offer a mix of learning and fun. Students who attend will have an advantage going into the next grade AND can earn credit if they need it.
All Summer Learning Academies are FREE and offer breakfast and lunch for students!Check out the information below to find all the details about the programs... including dates, times, locations, etc. You may also use the contacts above to find out additional information about the programs.
Summer Early FocusThis summer, the BPS Department of Early Childhood will be hosting Summer Learning programming for students in grades K1-2. For more information, visit their webpage HERE.Community Resources
Check out our Summer newspaper publication to see district and community programs across Boston:
Find over 300 Summer Programs offered to BPS students by visiting www.PartnerBPS.org/summer.
In partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and area employers, the City of Boston helps place teens in summer jobs throughout the city.
- City of Boston summer jobs
- Boston Private Industry Council summer jobs program
- SuccessLink (Boston Department of Youth Engagement & Employment) - REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 22, 2017!
Summer Food Service Program
For over 20 years, Boston Public Schools has participated in the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program provides free breakfasts and lunches to Boston children under age 19 during July and August at more than 140 locations throughout the city.
Summer Food Service Program sites provide a convenient, reliable and safe source of free and nutritious meals for kids, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. No registration or ID is required to take part. Local organizations that host the free meals include Boston Public Schools, community centers, day camps, churches, and pools.
2017 sites and hours of meal service will be available soon. Call 1-800-645-8333 for more information!
The program is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education and sponsored by USDA, Project Bread, and the Boston Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services.
Take a sneak peak into one of our BPS Summer Learning programs at Hale Reservation!
Check out Boston Public Schools featured on WBZ about the "Summer Slide"!Read the full story here: http://boston.cbslocal.com/
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Watch this video to see what great things our students and parents have to say about BPS Summer Learning!