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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.

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.

Elementary Programs
Summer Arts and Learning Academy

Who? Current PK-5 students
What? The Summer Arts & Learning Academy, Baltimore City Schools’ FREE program operated by Young Audiences, gives students in grades PreK-5 a fun summer packed with creative exploration and arts-integrated learning in Math and ELA from the best teachers and professional teaching artists our state has to offer
When? 6 weeks 6/28 to 8/5
Where? 8 sites:  Graceland, Bay Brook, Pimlico, Gardenville, Wildwood, & Dorothy I Height, Henderson Hopkins, Moravia 
How? Find registration links for both English and Spanish applications (https://www.yamd.org/programs/summer-arts-academy/
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars Summer Program

Who? This program is designed for rising 1st through 5th grade students in who are identified as gifted, advanced, talent development, or those who have not been identified as GAL but show signs of giftedness such as asking critical questions, showing creativity, or thinking deeply about content through abstract connections.
What? The CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars Program is co-run by Baltimore City Public Schools and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in order to provide rigorous, gifted-level content to elementary students to support their rapid growth in science, reading, math, and critical thinking by enrolling students in a unique, engaging, and academically environment where students explore topics such as story-telling, robotics, and solving mysteries alongside other bright kids who love to learn. The 6-week program will be hosted Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM to 12:30PM virtually via Google Classroom from June 28th through August 6th. 
When? 6 weeks – 6/28-8/6
Where? Virtual
Parent Information Session:  To view the parent session recording please visit bit.ly/CTYParentInfo2021
Registration: Please register by completing this application: bit.ly/CTYSummer2021
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Summer LIT!

Who? 480 students in grades K-5
What? Summer LIT! is a six-week, in-person summer program that provides students a fun and engaging arts-integrated literacy learning experience. By providing opportunities for creative, hands-on learning through the arts, the program helps improve students’ reading and writing skills and prevent summer learning loss. Key components of the program include daily arts integrated literacy instruction, small group tutoring, weekly artist residencies, STEM projects, community partner visits, and daily guided recess.
When? 6 weeks – 6/28-8/5
Where? 6 sites: Beechfield E/M, Francis Scott Key E/M, George Washington Elementary, James McHenry E/M, Moravia Park E/M, Southwest Baltimore Charter
How? Register at yamd.org/summerLIT
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Great Kids Farm & Forest Camp

What? Campers will engage with nature and their food systems in ways that reinforce scientific concepts from the school year. Students will spend most of their time OUTDOORS, exploring our 33-acre campus of forest, fields, and stream.
Where? Great Kids Farm, Catonsville, MD (but bus transportation will be provided from a City School)
Who? 3rd-5th graders in Baltimore City Public Schools
When? 2 Monday-Thursday sessions will be offered: July 12-15, 26-29. Families may choose 1 session per child.
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
REGISTRATION INFO AVAILABLE SOON @ https://forms.gle/k9H9y7Fx6GqATFLt7

SuperKids Camp: Partnership with Parks and People

Who? 700 rising 1st-5th graders
What? SuperKids Camp is a six-week 4-day in-person summer learning program focused on literacy, STEM, arts, and environmental enrichment that prevents the ‘summer slide’ and positions campers to begin the school year on grade level. Students will attend in person for 4 days a week, M-Th.
When? 6 weeks – June 28th-August 5th – No camp Monday, July 5th
Where? 8 sites –  Belmont Elementary School, Cecil Elementary School, Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School, Gwynns Falls Elementary School, John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, William Paca Elementary School
How? For more information Contact Robyn Trayham at robyn.trayham@parksandpeople.org Register online at https://bit.ly/2QGtxTR; www.parksandpeople.org
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter, or contract schools

Virtual Freedom Schools Literacy Academy

Who? Rising 1st - rising 3rd graders
What? The Virtual Freedom Schools Literacy Academy (by the Center for Black Educator Development)
When? July 6th - August 6th, 8:30 - 10:30
Where? Virtual
How? Use the provided link to register: https://airtable.com/shrYPGwKixN4f6OLS
Cost? None for any City School elementary school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools

Sacred Space Project

Who? 24 kids per location, Grades  K-3
What? Temple X is a month-long summer program for children in Grades K-3
The program is full-day, beginning at 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Each sacred space focuses on different play skills that tie into the common core curriculum. Participants will act as culinary artists, storytellers, technologists, and digital designers to create sustainable learning engagements. Breakfast and lunch is provided
When? 4 weeks – July 12th-August 6th
Where? 4 sites –  Liberty Grace Church of God, Ark Baptist Church, Douglas Memorial Community Church, Bilingual Christian Church
How? For more information Contact Head of Schools, Terris King II, at sacredspaceproject@templexschools.com Or Register online at https://templexschools.typeform.com/to/L7v7q0cj
https://medium.com/temple-x-schools

Elementary/Middle School Programs
Cadence Learning -NSSI

Who? 800 - Current 3-8 grade students
What? Students will receive math and ELA instruction every day (M-F) virtually with our identified best teachers. 
When? 5 weeks 7/12-8/13
Where? Virtual
How? Register Here
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Elev8 Baltimore CDF Freedom Schools

Who? 440 Current 2-7 Grade Students

What? Freedom Schools is a literacy intensive summer experience, rooted in the civil rights movement.  Freedom Schools uses an intra-generational servant leadership model to expose students to culturally affirming common core aligned literature.  Students engage in literacy-focused activities for approximately 3,960 minutes/ designed to minimize summer learning loss.
When? 6 weeks: 6/28-8/5, Full-day: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where? 8 sites - Arundel, Abbottston, Collington Square, Cherry Hill, Edgewood, Cecil, Sandtown-Winchester, Southwest Baltimore Charter
How? Register Here: Elev8
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL)

Who? 3-8th Grade Students        
What? Provides in-person speech and debate techniques as well as STEM and other enrichment activities
When? 6 weeks: 6/28-8/5, Mondays - Thursdays, Full-day: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where? 4 sites: Walter P. Carter, Garrett Heights, Cherry Hill, and Western High School
How? Register Here
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Middle School Programs
Middle Grades Academic Recovery Program (CURRENTLY FULL)

Who? Retained, struggling or disengaged students currently in grades 6-8
What? Academic recovery for ELA & math with daily SEL lessons and enrichment. Partnership with Project Pneuma.
When? 6 weeks: 6/28-8/5; full day program 8:30-3:30 M-Th.
Where? Mt. Royal E/M
How? Registration is currently closed
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Middle Grades Algebra I Recovery Program

Who? Students currently in grades 6-8 who failed Algebra I during SY20-21​
What?  Algebra I credit recovery for middle school students 
When? 6 weeks – 6/28-8/5
Where? Dunbar or Digital Harbor
How? MUST contact school counselor to register
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Middle School English Learners Program

Who? Students in grades 6 to 8 who receive ESOL services
What? Program supports EL students with interrupted learning in grades 6-8 with math and literacy intervention and support
When? 6 weeks: 6/28-8/5; full day program 8:30-3:30 M-Th.
Where? Mt. Royal E/M
How? Register here
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter, or contract school

A2A (Access to Algebra)

Who? Rising 6-8 grade students that meet the i-Ready eligibility criteria for advanced mathematics and attend schools that do not offer Algebra I
What?  Rising 6 - 8 grade students will engage in rigorous math to develop math skills needed to enroll in Algebra I in grade 8.  Rising 8th grade students will take the 8th grade math course during the summer and students that meet with success will be enrolled in the district virtual algebra course during SY 21-22​
When?  6 weeks: 6/28 – 8/5, M-Th.
Where: Maree G. Farring and Fort Worthington
How?  Register online here:  https://forms.gle/XS8juya7Wgdbu4yb6  (English and Spanish)
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Vex Robotics

Who? 6-8 grade students
What? 6-8 grade students will learn what it is like to be an inventor, programmer, and engineer through engaging and fun Robotics activities
When?  6 weeks: 6/28-8/5, M-Th except Monday July 5
Where: Woodhome E/M
How?  Register online here: https://forms.gle/1ajNxSfmw9WyZMqj8
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Alvin Ailey Dance Camp (A partnership with Towson University’s Center for the Arts - Department of Dance)

Who? 35-40 students age 11-14
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? 4 weeks (7/6-7/30)
Where? Towson University – Fine Arts Building
How? Register here
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Middle School Summer Career Club

Who? 6-8 grade students
What? A fun five-week summer career immersion experience for middle school students to: 

  • Build career awareness through hands-on career exploration and exposure in CTE pathways
  • Support students in identifying their talents, skills and interests as they plan for high school, college, and careers 
  • Engage students through work-based learning experiences that strengthen literacy and mathematical concepts

When?  5 weeks: July 6-August 6, 2021
Where? TBC
How? Register online here: https://forms.gle/2fTrTSfPRqmPWtT57 
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

Talent Ready - Tech Xplore

Who? Rising 8th graders interested in learning more about information technology
What? Participants will have the opportunity to learn through hands-on projects and industry experts. In each week of the camp youth will complete a project, so those attending less than the full session but at least one week will have a project to show for their participation.
When? Each location offers two sessions:  July 12-July 23, 2021 and July 26- August 6, 2021
Where? Green Street Academy & Glenmount Elementary Middle School
How?  Registration Link
Cost? None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school

​​​​​​​High School Programs
High School Credit Recovery Program

Who? Students in grades 9 to 12
What? High School Credit Recovery 2nd session runs July 19-August 5
When? July 12: 11-12 grades – 8 am-12 pm; 9-10 grades – 1 pm-4 pm
Where? Available program sites – REACH, Digital, and Forest Park (Forest Park site for potential summer graduates ONLY). Dunbar site is full – NOT taking any new registrations.
How? MUST register in person at the program site you wish to attend for summer – priority given to potential summer grads
Cost? None for any high school student

High School English Learners Program

Who? EL students with interrupted learning can take ESOL course for both original & credit recover
What? 6-week program designed to support English Learner students with interrupted education who are overaged and under credited
When? June 26 to August 5
Where? Dunbar, Digital, & Forest Park
How? MUST contact your school counselor to register
Cost? None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools

APEX Credit Recovery Night School (CURRENTLY FULL)

Who? Students in grades 9-12 in need of credit recovery.
What? APEX credit Recovery will be a 6-week program. Students can recover up to 2 credits. Courses offered in late afternoon/evening.
When? June 28 to Aug 5
Where? Virtually
How?  Registration is closed
Cost? None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools

AP Summer Academy

Who? 150 Pre-AP high school students
What? Designed to prepare high school students for Advanced Placement courses to support content development and skill preparation.
When? June 28th – August 5th
Where? Hybrid - Poly High School for in-person days
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 for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools

CTE Summer School

Who? Students who have finished (passed or failed) their first, second, or third year of the following pathways: Nursing, Pharmacy Tech, Carpentry, CISCO, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology
What? One six-week pathway content session for high school students currently enrolled in a pathway that will engage students in hands-on learning, credit recovery, and certification exam preparation.
When? June 28 – Aug 6
Where? Carver, Mervo, Forest Park
How? Registration via pathway teachers. Link to register
Cost? None to Students

SAT Camp

Who? Rising 10th to 12th graders who plan to apply to college or want to refine their math and english skills
What? Learn to tackle the SAT (and other standardized tests) in this 6-week, online crash course, where you’ll learn proven strategies to break down the most difficult parts of the test from expert teachers who are fully invested in YOUR success
When? June 28 - August 6
Where? Virtually on Zoom
How? https://bit.ly/bcpss-summer-sat
Cost? None

BACH Fellows

Who? Rising 11th and 12th graders who have been employed as BACH Fellows through YouthWorks 
What? In conjunction with YouthWorks, BACH Fellows will be exposed to careers in healthcare, complete Individualized Development Plans and receive in-depth personal mentoring through strong partnerships with the Baltimore City School System, The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s YouthWorks program, and local area hospitals/hospital staff. The project-based employment opportunity will have daily/weekly deliverables and will have a heavy component on feedback and reflection.
When? June 28 – August 5 (9:00 am- 2:30 pm *students and staff will work a 4 day ~ 5 hour a day work week with Fridays off) *students have a 30 min unpaid lunch
Where? Virtual 
How? Apply through YouthWorks *Registration is not closed 
Cost? N/A

OSHA-30

Who? Students enrolled in CTE Construction Program (Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Welding, Construction Design and Management (CAD) or Masonry
What? The 30-hour OSHA Outreach course provides training on an expanded list of safety topics associated with workplace hazards, including the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards.
Where? Virtual
How? Online Registration
Cost? Free

Drivers ED

Who? Students enrolled in construction, automotive, or PLTW Engineering programs at the following schools: Mervo, Carver, Reach, Edmondson, and Green Street Academy
What? Drivers Education 
Where? Virtual
How? Online Registration
Cost? Free

Innovation through Design (Paid Camp)

Who? Rising Juniors and Seniors – especially those students interested in careers related to manufacturing, engineering, construction, design, and working with their hands
What? Learn practical, real world skills in product design, development and fabrication that you will need in future careers in Product Design and Assembly.

  • 6-week summer program, 20 hours a week
  • Learn environmentally sustainable housing design and construction while getting paid
  • Learn digital design with industry equipment such as laser cutters and CNC Routers
  • Spacious studios for students to create outside of work hours

When? Flexible 
Where? Open Works: 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
How? Contact Karin Holland to apply – email Kholland@haleyaldrich.com    
Cost? No cost – students will earn an $1800 stipend

2021 College Application Bootcamp  

Who? Rising 12 graders who are interested in applying to four-year colleges  
What? This FREE week long bootcamp for rising 12th grade students will prepare rising seniors for the college application process. By the end of the week, participants will have at least one college application completed, a drafted college essay, a balanced college list, an FSA ID pin and introduction to the FAFSA process, have attended a college tour, and more!  
When? Monday, August 16th  – Friday, August 20th - Students must be available to attend every day of the week from 9:30am to about 2:00pm. 
Where? Virtually  
How? Register - https://forms.gle/M85ni7UVjtyLyi7CA  
We will follow up with you before August 1, 2021 to confirm your attendance and provide additional details! 
Cost? Free 

Registration for high school credit recovery

Summer is off to a great start! Registration for high school credit recovery session 1, June 28 to July 15, is closed.

Students still in need of summer courses can register for session 2, which will be held from July 19 to August 5. Session 2 late registration will take place in-person July 12 only, at three of our summer high school sites (REACH, Digital, or Forest Park) beginning at 8 a.m. where seats are still available. Dunbar is completely full for session 2 and is not taking any more registrations.

Registration will be staggered by grade level, prioritizing potential summer graduates:

  • Registration for 11th-12th grade students from 8 am-12 pm
  • Registration for 9th-10th grade students from 1 pm-4 pm

We are actively working to expand program offerings for Session 2. This registration will be first come first serve for any available seats; potential graduates will be prioritized. If you have questions or concerns about registering for session 2, please email summerprograms@bcps.k12.md.us 

Additional summer opportunities

Summer meals

City Schools is providing free grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth under 18 at 18 meal sites during the summer. More information about summer meals will be posted here in the next few weeks.