Summer 2020 Academic Programming

The Office of Academic Supports and the Chief Schools Office are excited to announce the summer program offerings for 2020! We know that many of you rely on summer programming to ensure students continue to engage in learning, and to have an opportunity to build on the skills developed during the academic year. To that end, our programming has been redesigned to prevent learning loss, ensure continued academic enrichment for eligible students, promote successful transition in the critical years from middle school to high school, and facilitate post-secondary readiness.

Below, summer programming is organized by grade and content to determine which offerings meet your child’s eligibility and needs. Additional programming and resources may be added to this guide as they become available.

Summer offerings are listed with descriptions below.

Handy links to resources:

Programs and Eligibility (click on each, for more information)

Programs Open to K-12

English Learner Summer Program (ELS) - Eligibility based on English Language Proficiency and Newcomer Status

The English Learner Summer Program is for English Learners (ELL) Levels 1 and 2 currently in grades K to 11 (rising 1stto 12thgraders) who are new to the country (less than 2 years). This program will include instruction in English and Math taught by School District of Philadelphia teachers taught online in Google Classrooms, due to COVID-19. Your student will have an English Teacher, a Math Teacher, and a Bilingual Counseling Assistant for support.

English Learner Summer Program – Additional Information:

Program dates:  July 7 – July 30; Monday – Thursday

Grades 1-5: 9 am -12 pm

Grades 6-12: 10 am 1 pm

Interested parents should contact their child’s ESL teacher or principal regarding eligibility.

Extended School Year Program - Eligibility based on special education status

Extended School Year (ESY) provides special education and related services to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year. ESY eligibility is based on an IEP team decision.  There is no fixed amount, type, or duration of ESY services; each student is entitled to receive the services necessary to ensure he/she receives an appropriate education based on his/her needs.  Due to the closure of our schools and mandatory public health measures such as social distancing, the district will make a good faith effort to provide ESY services remotely. Please collaborate with your child’s school on supports that are required for your child during remote ESY. Information regarding the individualized services that will be provided to your child during ESY will be provided.

ESY 2020 SERVICE DATES: June 30, 2020-August 6, 2020

ESY services will be provided remotely on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for a six-week period during the summer (June 30, 2020 to August 6, 2020).

Contact: ESY@philasd.org 

Programs open to Grades PreK – 2

Ultimate Summer Learning Adventure

Visit ReadingPromise.org/SummerLearning for the Ultimate Summer Learning Adventure, 6 weeks of free, fun-filled online activities.

Each week, we will feature new, expert-created (and kid-approved) digital lessons to help your child practice reading, writing, math, and science. Simple enough for young children to do on their own on a computer, tablet, or even a cellphone.

Programs Open to Grades 3-7

Summer Opportunity for Academic Review (S.O.A.R.)- Eligibility based on student need

This program will provide support to students in grades 3 – 7, including english language learners, Sp. Ed.High Incidence students, and identified students demonstrating low Proficiency levels in English Language Arts and/or Mathematics. This program is intended to decrease academic regression of students who are identified as needing continued support, by demographics and performance levels. The program takes place over the course of 6 weeks.

Registration: Parents may register their children by completing this application. Applications are due by 6/12.

Program Dates: 6/29 – 8/6

Student Hours: 9a – 1p

Contact your students’ teachers or principal for additional information or email SOAR@philasd.org 

Programs Open to Grades 9-12

Summer Bridge - Open to rising 9th grade students

Summer Bridge will offer programs for rising 9thgrade students within a four-week transition program structure. This program is designed for students that need to reinforce and improve upon 8th grade Math and ELA skills. Students will also build non- academic skills such as goal setting, leadership, time management, and collaboration. This program will include instruction in English and Math taught by School District of Philadelphia teachers. This program will be administered online in Google Classrooms, due to COVID-19. Your student will have an English Teacher and a Math Teacher.

Summer Bridge Program – Additional Information:

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31, Monday – Friday

Program Hours: 5 hours live instruction per week; 10 hours asynchronous learning per week; 7 hours live support via office hours per week

Parents can apply at: https://forms.gle/wB7i5CxKnsLih9So6

For questions contact: summerbridge@philasd.org

StartUP EDU - Open to rising 9th - 12th grade students

Startup EDU is a four week program in which students gain an entrepreneurial mindset. Students will gain the skills needed to start a business by learning the integral skills needed when becoming an entrepreneur. Students will learn concepts such as presentation skills, targeting a market, finances and budgeting and much more! Students that successfully complete this program will receive an incentive at the conclusion of the program.

Startup EDU– Additional Information:

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31, Monday – Friday

Program Hours:  5 hours live instruction per week, 10 hours asynchronous learning per week; 5 hours live support via office hours per week

Parents can apply at https://phila.workready.org/security/phila/login

PYN REFERRAL CODE: 9th grade: IA013; 10th-12th grade: IA012

Questions: StartUpEDU@philasd.org

UPENN Rising Senior Summer Academy - Open to rising 12th grade students

The Academy component of PennRSSA is a virtual four-week intensive summer program designed to immerse up to 2,500 rising seniors in an academic, career, and postsecondary preparatory experience. Instruction and mentorship will be offered to cohorts of 25 students each, supported by a dedicated network of approximately 100 Penn graduate and professional student teaching assistants and subject matter experts from all 12 academic schools at Penn. The program schedule, designed with the input of specialists of online learning, simulates the traditional Monday-Friday school week, with a combination of live instruction and asynchronous learning for students to complete on their own time. At-a-glance:

Who: All rising seniors attending School District of Philadelphia public and charter high schools;  up to 2,500 applicants will be selected

What: Virtual intensive summer program in academic, career, and postsecondary preparation
Where: Online modules in Canvas and Google Meet
When: Program runs July 6-31, 2020, with an orientation day in late June/early July

At the conclusion of the program, students may receive 1 humanities credit on their high school transcript and a certificate of completion.

Application dates:       May 18 – June 28

Information Session:  Thursday, May 28

Application Link: https://provost.upenn.edu/pennrssa

Program dates:   July 6 – July 31 –  Monday – Friday

Contact: collegeandcareer@philasd.org 

CTE Summer Program - Open to students rising 8-12

The School District of Philadelphia, through The Office of Career and Technical Education, will provide summer employment and enrichment opportunities for high school students between 14 and 18 years of age. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Employment Program is an innovative program that affords CTE students, who currently attend Philadelphia Public Schools, the opportunity to gain valuable work experiences and develop meaningful skills that can be used in their future careers. The summer employment program is an extension of the curriculum that career and technical education students learn throughout the school year. This year’s virtual opportunity allows students to receive a digital learning experience that will compliment their ongoing educational learning.

CTE Summer Employability– Additional Information:

Program hours:  4 hours per day. Program hours vary from 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Dates for Students and Staff: July 6 – August 28

Parents/guardians should contact their students’ CTE teacher to verify that their child was invited to participate.

Summer Credit Recovery - Open to students in grades 9, 11, and 12.

The Summer Credit Recovery program provides students in grades 9, 11 and 12 the opportunity to recover two (2) credits in courses previously enrolled to include; English, History, Math, Science and Spanish (World Language), and did not pass the course in the 2019-2020 Academic School year. Due to COVID-19, the Summer Credit Recovery program has transitioned to an online learning platform for the 2020 summer session.

9th Grade Credit Recovery

Participation Criteria- The student must be enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia high school, which includes being indicated in the Student Information System (SIS), Infinite Campus. The two additional credits taken during the summer MUST make the student eligible to be a sophomore (according to quality credits) for the upcoming fall.

11th Grade Credit Recovery

Participation Criteria- The student must be enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia high school, which includes being indicated in the Student Information System (SIS), Infinite Campus. The two additional credits taken during the summer must make the student eligible to be a senior (according to quality credits) for the upcoming fall.

12th Grade Credit Recovery

Participation Criteria-The student must be enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia high school, which includes being indicated in the Student Information System (SIS), Infinite Campus. The two additional credits taken during the summer MUST make the student eligible to graduate (according to quality credits) upon the completion of the summer credit recovery program.

During summer school credit recovery students can recover a maximum of two (2) classes in the following areas: English, History, Math, Science, Spanish (World Language).

Dates of Enrollment: June 29 – July 31(Monday – Friday)

No School: July 3

Times:      10:00 AM -1:00 PM

Period 1:   10:00 – 11:30 AM

Period 2:   11:30 – 1:00 PM

Registration Process – 11th and 12th-grade students will be pre-registered by Roster Chairs at each school. Pre-registration is from May 27th through June 5th. Online Registration is June 17 & 18.

Attendance Requirements for Credit– No more than two (2) absences (excused or otherwise) and successfully passing the mid-term, final and classroom participation criteria.

Exam Requirements – Mid – Term:  Tuesday, July 14    Final: Monday, July 2

Graduation- Diplomas will be distributed upon program completion to those students who satisfy the minimum graduation requirements in all graduation areas — no exceptions.

Parents/guardians can contact their school counselor or roster chair regarding eligibility for this program.

Summer HEAT Program - Open to graduated seniors

The Summer HEAT (Helping Everyone Achieve Together) Program will provide current 12th-grade students the support they need to make a successful transition into their chosen college or career pathway after graduation. This includes weekly support to ensure all final steps are complete for successful Fall enrollment into a college or university and providing students with access to available resources for local opportunities including working papers, job preparation and placement, internships, and trade programs. The Summer HEAT program will provide an additional week of enhanced support for seniors who have successfully completed Summer Credit Recovery. Students may participate in Summer Heat programming while enrolled in other District Remote Learning programs (e.g. Summer Credit Recovery).

Summer HEAT Program – Additional Information:

Program Dates: June 22 – August 7;  Monday – Thursday

Interested students should complete the High School Summer Melt registration form here:https://forms.gle/h9F86dNBopEs3vy97

For questions contact: collegeandcareer@philasd.org