2020 BPS Summer Learning: Information for School Leaders

  • Summer Learning in Boston is known as the ‘Fifth Quarter,’  with the 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 Opportunities and the BPS Partnerships Office will announce the winners of the 5th Quarter Portfolio Application Process. Program Leads will be notified of their seat allocation and funding amount. These programs will represent a wide variety of grade levels and geographic regions, and provide numerous types of exciting enrichment opportunities for our students! These programs will represent the entire summer learning portfolio for Boston Public Schools students, grades K-12.

    Application Process

    The 5th Quarter Portfolio is a key strategy for identifying and increasing equitable access to quality summer learning opportunities for BPS students. The Portfolio uses a comprehensive vetting and assessment process to identify exceptional Summer Learning programs that provide quality summer learning opportunities focused on academics and enrichment. BPS provides 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 includes funded AND non-funded programs.

    2020 BPS Summer Learning: Information for School Leaders

    More information on the 2020 BPS Summer Learning options will be available in February 2020.

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