Summer Academy FAQ

There is no cost to students who are invited to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Host schools are selected each year from throughout DPS. We ensure that locations are available in all regions across the district.

Transportation is provided for students who are eligible based on district guidelines. Distance is calculated from the student’s home address to the nearest Summer Academy location. You will be notified if your student is eligible for bus service.

Please note: bus service is available to Summer Academy in the morning and back in the afternoon following the Summer Enrichment Program. Buses will not be available to transport students who do not enroll in the afternoon program.

Summer Academy is held in the morning. After lunch, students may attend the Summer Enrichment Program in the afternoon for a full day of fun, educational activities. Separate registration is required for the Summer Enrichment Program.

Summer Academy will be held June 11 – July 3. After July 3, each site’s Summer Enrichment Program will offer full day programming through July 19.

Students entering K-3 who are currently receiving ELA services are invited to Summer Academy. In addition, all students entering K-3 who are reading significantly below grade level are invited.

Summer Academy includes a program for students entering K-3 who are reading significantly below grade level based on their READ Act assessment scores. Students who attend this program have demonstrated significant progress in reading and writing over the course of the Academy. Attendance is one of the best ways to make sure that students are ready to participate at their grade level when school resumes in the fall.

Students are assigned to Summer Academy host schools based on proximity to their home school, not their school of choice (if applicable).

Yes. K-5 siblings of invited students may attend a full-day summer program offered by the Summer Academy site’s Summer Enrichment Program.

If you have further questions, please e-mail DPSSummerAcademy@dpsk12.org or call 720-423-3629.