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.

Students 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.

The Summer Academy program is a half day, either 8:15 – 12:15 or 9:15 – 1:15. Start times vary depending on school site. Selected host schools have partnered with organizations to provide extended day programs; these are optional and offered only to students assigned to those host schools. Dates for schools with half day programs are Mondays – Thursdays, June 11 – July 13, 2018. Dates for schools with extended day programs are Mondays – Fridays, June 11 – July 20, 2018. There will be no school July 4-6.

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

Yes. Siblings of students who are invited qualify to attend Summer Academy.

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