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Summer Program Directory

Elementary, middle, and high school programs
 

We are excited about summer programming and will be providing a variety of programs designed to support the continuum of learners. Please continue to visit this site for the most up to date information about our programs.

Enoch Pratt will be sharing information about the Summer Challenge at meal sites beginning Tuesday, June 23. Win prizes while reading this summer!

To share your ideas and thoughts about the 2020-21 school year, please visit the reopening page to fill out a survey, sign up for a focus group, or learn about upcoming town halls.

If you have questions about summer learning and registration, please call 443-984-2001, Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Elementary Programs

Summer Arts and Learning Academy
Who? Students currently in grades pre-k to 5 in Title I Schools
What? Students explore math and literacy in a unique arts-integrated environment that helps to prevent summer learning loss, allows them to develop socially and emotionally, and expands their personal creative process.
When? July 6 to August 7
Where? Virtually
How? Register online at https://www.tfaforms.com/4805941
Cost? None

CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars Summer Program
The Center of Talented Youth (CTY) Baltimore Emerging Scholars Summer Program is a free, 6-week summer camp for talent development and high potential learners in rising 1st - 4th grades.  This program is co-run by Baltimore City Public Schools and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and is designed to support high potential learners from select Title I schools with high quality, gifted-level content.  This program will be delivered in a virtual format this year and enrollment is currently full.

Elementary/Middle School Programs

Shining Stars Program
Who? Students currently in grades K to 8 in traditional programs
What? Students who benefit from targeted instruction with essential skills and strategies for the subsequent grade level.  Recommended to families by teachers and school leaders.
When? July 13 – August 13
Where? Virtually
How? Registration information: English | Spanish
Cost? None

Online Digital or Grade Level Paper Packet
Who? Students currently in grades K to 8
What? A personalized self-paced adaptive ELA and math program to support the continued instruction of K-8 students, which will be offered to all learners.  Additionally, the grade level paper packets are available for any student with limited or no technology.
When? Throughout the summer
Where? Virtually and paper packets
How?  Paper packets can be picked up at meal sites beginning
Cost? None

Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL)
Who? Students currently in grades 3 to 8 in Title I Schools
What? Engage in fun discussions, explore speech styles, and debate about topics you care about in this 5-week camp. It includes stand-up comedy, researched speeches, fast-paced debates, powerful poetry, mock Congress, and much more.
When? July 6 to August 7
Where? Virtually
How? Register online at bit.ly/debatecamp2020If you have questions, call 410-752-2835
Cost? None

Middle School Programs

Middle School Promotion
Registration extended to Thursday, July 9th at Noon
Who? Current middle school students who would otherwise need to repeat their current grade next year.
What? Promotion opportunity and intervention for retained middle grades students with lots of support, providing what students need to move ahead to the next grade in the fall.
When? July 6 to August 7
Where? Virtually
How? For English version register online: Registration
For Spanish version register online: Registration
Cost? None for students who attend traditional City Schools. (For students who attend charter or contract schools, the cost is $200)

Middle School English Learners Program
Who? Students in grades 6 to 8 who receive ESOL services
What? The English Learner Summer Enrichment Program is a full day learning experience for City Schools’ students identified as English learners currently in grades 6-8. Students will receive academic English Language instruction through Language Arts and Social Studies in the morning and participate in enrichment activities in the afternoon.
When? June 29 to July 31
Where? Virtually
How? For English version register online at https://forms.gle/BrK5QKTMg1ZwgFwWA
For Spanish version register online at https://forms.gle/Quy4UpFa6rsLso8GA
Cost? None

Ailey Camp Baltimore (A partnership with Towson University’s Center for the Arts - Department of Dance)
Who? Students ages 11-16 with previous dance experience or who previously attended Ailey Camp Baltimore
What? Ailey Camp is an innovative summer program for youth ages 11 to 14 that uses disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops to help campers develop a respect for themselves and others.
When? July 13 to August 7
Where? Virtually
How? Register online at https://www.towson.edu/campus/programs/youth/aileycamp/application.html
Cost? None

POP CDF Freedom School Summer Sports Program
Who? Students in grades 5 to 8 in Title I schools who previously attended program
What? Scholars will engage in a free 6-week virtual program where students develop a love for reading and grow athletically by choosing a sport of interest including cheerleading, dance, football, basketball, and volleyball!
When? July 6 to August 14
Where? Virtually
How? Register online at http://www.playonpurposeinc.org/freedom-schools.html
Cost? None

Engineers of the Future
Summer and school-year accelerator math program for rising 8th grade students, who attend a school that does not offer Algebra 1. The summer program includes intensive math instruction and engineering experiences, through enrichment activities and industry mentors. This program will be delivered in a virtual format this year. Students who are eligible to participate in the program will be contacted by the district. Students who attend charter schools are not eligible to participate in this program. Please reach out to Joel Carlin, Coordinator of Mathematics, at jkcarlin@bcps.k12.md.us if you have any questions.

​​​​​​​High School Programs

High School Credit Recovery and Original Credit
Registration extended to Thursday, July 9th at Noon- Credit Recovery ONLY – No Original Credit
Who? Students in grades 9 to 12
What? Summer opportunity for high school students to recover credits and earn original credits and for those eligible students a centralized summer school graduation ceremony.
When? July 6 to August 7
Where? Virtually, using Apex Learning
How? Highly recommend contacting your school counselor before registering to determine course selection. Students may take up to 3 courses.

For English version, register online
For Spanish version, register online
Cost? None for students who attend traditional City Schools. (For students who attend charter or contract schools school, the cost is $500 per course.)

High School English Learners Program
Who? Students in grades 9 to 12 who receive ESOL services
What? Provide original credit and/or credit recovery content courses for ELs who newcomers to the U.S. are, have interrupted formal schooling, and/or are over-aged and under-credited.
When? June 29 to July 31
Where? Virtually
How? For English version register online at https://forms.gle/KdKtrDfw7z9aE71r9
For Spanish version register online at https://forms.gle/9yGSyTYUY38rM9zt7
Cost? None

AP Summer Academy
Who? Rising 10th to 12th graders who plan to take Advanced Placement courses in the fall
What? Summer opportunity for high school students to prepare them for Advanced Placement courses designed to support content development and skill preparation. Get ready for AP.
When? June 29 to July 31
Where? Virtually
How?  Please speak with your current AP teacher or school counselor to register, or contact Maureen O’Neill mroneill@bcps.k12.md.us
Cost? None

Summer Bridge for Rising 9th Graders
Who? Rising 9th graders, transitioning from middle school to a traditional high school
What? School-based summer bridge programs for incoming 9th graders to prepare them for the rigors and demands of high school, with district recommended essential components.  Each school will run their own transition program.
When? Varies by school
Where? Virtually
How? Contact your new high school for details
Cost? None

Summer Bridge for Rising 12th Graders
Who? Rising 12th graders, transitioning from 11th to 12th grade at a traditional school
What? Summer bridge programs for incoming seniors to prepare them for the rigors and demands of post-high school and college
When? Varies by school
Where? Virtually
How? Contact your school counselor or College and Career Readiness Office for details
Cost? None

Additional summer opportunities

Computers for students during the summer

If your child needs a computer this summer, City Schools is providing them for free to students in traditional schools (If you are enrolled in a charter school, please check with your school about devices). Please visit the Re-Engagement Center at Baltimore City Public Schools, 200 E. North Ave., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Devices will be provided to the student's parent or guardian or students 18 and older. For additional information, please read this flyer (English | Spanish) or contact amcdaniels@bcps.k12.md.us with questions.

Summer meals

City Schools is providing free grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth under 18 at 18 meal sites (below) during the summer, from Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 21. The meals will be available Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can pick up four meals per person. In addition to meals, supplemental boxes of food and produce will be distributed.

For more information, visit our Meal Sites page.