Summer Learning Opportunities
Summer is a critical time for children and youth to engage in ongoing learning, enrichment, and skill-building.
Lack of access to high quality summer learning opportunities has real consequences – more than half of the achievement gap between lower and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. Fortunately, Seattle Public Schools, community based organizations and various city departments offer many programs throughout the summer months.
Below you'll find a compilation of district resources and program offerings. In addition, please check with the front office of your student's school for information about summer learning opportunities.
Students Entering Kindergarten
August 21 - 25, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
How to apply: In April, schools will send Jump Start registration and health forms to families. These forms should be completed and returned to your school by June.
This free transition-to-kindergarten program is offered at most Seattle elementary and K-8 schools.
Read more about Jump Start.
June 28-July-28, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; No school July 4.
How to apply: Contact your child's teacher or the interventionist at your child's school.
Summer Staircase is a high quality program for students currently in kindergarten through fourth grade, offered at many school locations across the district. Enrollment preference is given to students below grade level as determined by MAP, Amplify or Smarter Balanced assessments.
Read more about Summer Staircase.
Middle School Students
Northend Summer Music
July 10 - July 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
How to apply: visit our summer music information webpage for application.
The Summer Music Program is a way for students to continue their music learning during the summer months. The program is designed for students entering grades 5-9 (fourth grade completed). Students must have completed at least one year of instrumental instruction.
Other Middle School Summer Opportunities
Contact your child's middle school to determine if summer programs are offered. Visit our school directory for contact information.
High School Students
Credit Recovery for High School Students
July 5 - July 28, 2017, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
How to register: Contact your student's high school counselor.
Students who need credit for language arts, math or social studies classes they did not previously pass; preference given to grades 11 and 12. Students may enroll in up to two classes and earn up to one credit toward graduation.
Read more about Credit Retrieval for High School Students
July 5 - 28, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
How to apply: apply online on the Skills Center website. Applications must be received no later than Friday, June 16, 2017.
Open to all Seattle Public Schools students entering 9th through 12th grade in September, the Seattle Skills Center is a free program to provide hands-on classes in real-world career fields from auto technology to medical careers!
Read more and apply online on the Skills Center website.