BPS Summer Learning / 5th Quarter

  • 2021 Summer Learning programs are posted below.  Schools will reach out to families with information on times and registration. Contact your school with any questions. 

    We also provide BPS 5th Quarter. These programs are run by BPS-approved partners. All eligible students are invited to attend, but any family can apply. Please note that space is limited.

    Check out the programs below!

  • Elementary School - Grades K-6

  • Middle School - Grades 7-8

  • High School - Grades 9-12

  • English Learner Summer Academies

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Health and safety protocols for Summer Learning in Boston Public Schools will remain the same as current protocols.

    Check out the Home Health Checklist and Wearing Masks.

More Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Learning Descriptions

  • We are offering the following summer programs throughout the district:

    Program

    Description

    Dates

    Summer Early Focus

    • Summary: The Summer Early Focus program builds on children's learning during the school year. It is highly engaging and child-driven. Two BPS teachers support up to 20 students in each classroom with our Summer Early Focus curriculum. BPS plans to serve approximately 500 students currently enrolled in grades K1-2. Students continue to engage in high-quality instructional practices, take field trips, and have structured and unstructured play opportunities.
    • Eligibility/Registration: Families are invited to 5th quarter programs through their schools. Summer Early Focus and the locations are listed there. In addition, families who do not receive an invitation can sign up for these programs through their schools and/or through SchoolMint.
     July 6 - August 6

    Credit Recovery Programs

    • Summary: Credit Recovery Programs are offered by schools as a way for students to complete/recover course credits.
    • Eligibility/Registration: Students are notified of credit recovery courses by their guidance counselors and other student support staff.
    July 6 - August 6

    English Learner Summer Academies

    • Summary: The BPS Office of English Learners (OEL) offers programs focused on grade-level academic skills in math and ESL/English Language Arts. The programs utilize a research-based curriculum and instruction that aligns with WIDA and CCSS to improve the English language acquisition of English Learners. The program plans to serve approximately 2,500 ELs currently enrolled in grades K1-11.
    • Eligibility/Registration: SchoolMint. Families are invited to EL summer academies through their schools. English Learner students in Grades K-12 with priority given to compensatory students, SLIFE and ELD 1-3s. In addition, OEL invites our compensatory students for EL summer academies through our OEL family liaisons. Also, we will announce our EL summer academy opportunity in our upcoming LATF Newsletter.
    July 6 - August 6 

    5th Quarter Summer Learning Academies 

    • Summary: Summer Learning Academies are five-week, non-credit programs focused on academic acceleration and enrichment, run by a school or community-based organization with interest-based experiences, like outdoor exploration, sailing, soccer, or arts.
    • Eligibility/Registration: SchoolMint.
     July 6 – August 6
     Braithwaite Burns Institute
    • Summary: EFA Braithwaite Burns STEM Institute is to propel middle school students to excel in the content, skills, and thinking needed to become engineering innovators. The Institute will target math, science, technology, and engineering skills through its rigorous and standards-aligned curriculum. The focus on mathematics will allow students to gain a deep understanding of grade-level content and learn more advanced mathematical concepts at the same time.
    • Eligibility/Registration: SchoolMint.

    July 6 – August 6

    Extended School Year (ESY)

    • Summary: The Extended School Year is a five-week, summer program for students with disabilities whose Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Teams have identified are at risk of substantial regression of skills over the summer. 
    • Eligibility/Registration: Students are eligible per IEP only. Parents consent to these services during team meetings, followed by individual outreach to families each spring to confirm that their students will be attending ESY. Students are eligible for compensatory services per a team meeting and parents are informed similarly. 
    • View the ESY page for more information

    July 12 - August 13

    Exam School Initiative (ESI)

    • Summary: ESI is a racial-equity initiative intended to expand access to students who have been historically underrepresented in exam schools as compared to the overall BPS student demographics. ESI will expand to serve students entering 5th grade and will continue to serve students entering 6th and 8th grades. ESI plans to serve up to 750 students this summer.
    • Eligibility/Registration: This is an invitation-only program. Families will be notified of eligibility.

    August 2 - August 27

     

    Strategies for Success 

    • Summary: Strategies for Success provides summer acceleration programming for exam school admittees who, while academically prepared for exam school content, may require more time to get acclimated to the pace of exam school study. The goal is for all students to be offered differentiated acceleration programming for up to 3 additional weeks during Summer 2021. S4S will serve students entering 7th and 9th grades at each exam school.
    • Eligibility/Registration: Once exam school invitations are confirmed, BPS will notify families of the opportunity.
    August 2 - August 27