2018 BPS Summer Learning: Information for School Leaders

  • Superintendent Tommy 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. 

    In February, the Department of Expanded Learning Time and the BPS Partnerships Office announced the winners of the 5th Quarter Portfolio Application Process. Program Leads were notified of their seat allocation and funding amount. These programs represent a wide variety of grade levels and geographic regions, and provide numerous types of exciting enrichment opportunities for our students! These programs represent the entire summer learning portfolio for Boston Public Schools students, grades K-12.

    The 5th Quarter Portfolio is a key strategy for identifying and increasing equitable access to quality summer learning opportunities for BPS students. The Portfolio will use a comprehensive vetting and assessment process to identify exceptional Summer Learning programs that provide quality summer learning opportunities focused on academics and enrichment. BPS will provide the 5th Quarter Portfolio with a variety of supports intended to grow their Portfolio Programs, including funding to selected programs that fit eligibility requirements and district needs. Please note, 5th Quarter Portfolio Partners will included funded AND non-funded programs.


    2018 BPS Summer Learning: Information for School Leaders
    The 2018 BPS Summer Learning options are now available! Read the memo below from the Office of Expanded Learning Time for more information.

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    For more information, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for School Leaders!

Community Options

  • Don't see a program that specifically targets your school? Add your students to our WAITLIST. Central Office will contact you and/or the family when we find a program that fits the student’s needs.