Summer Academy

What is the Summer Academy?

Summer in the City offers a variety of free Summer Academy programs for students of different ages. Summer Academy programs include hands-on STEM projects and field trips to museums, parks, and other cultural sites.  

Summer in the City provides transportation and students enrolled in programming will receive a free, healthy breakfast, and lunch.

Summer Academy programs are for students we did not recommend for Summer School.

The application period for some of the Summer Academy enrichment programs closed April 26, 2019. On this page, you will find information about each program, including if seats are still available and whether or not your child is eligible. You can also reach out to your school’s Parent Coordinator or Principal to learn more and ask if they are still registering students for Summer Academy programs

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Summer Academy Programs

The First and Second Grade Summer Academy

The First and Second Grade Summer Academy is for students who want to explore and create this summer. Students will learn through play and engaging lessons, giving them a jumpstart on the next grade.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first and second grade
  • Dates and Times:  July 2 – August 8, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Programs are located in every district across the city
  • How to Apply: Contact your  Principal or Parent Coordinator to find out if seats are still available at your school

Multilingual Learners Summer Academy

The Multilingual Learners Summer Academy is a great way for students to strengthen their academic skills through fun and engaging lessons. Students will participate in hands-on activities designed to support their language skills and prepare them to excel in the next grade. Additional programs are available for students enrolled in Spanish and Mandarin bilingual classes during the school year.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first – eighth grade
  • Dates and Times:  July 2 – August 8, 8:30 AM  – 2:30 PM
  • How to Apply: Contact your  Principal or Parent Coordinator to find out if seats are still available in your district Location: Programs are located in every borough across the city

Additional programming for high school students will soon be announced! Information will be posted here in coming weeks, so check back soon to learn more.

Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy

The Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy is for students who want to play, learn, and explore during the summer. Students attending participating Community Schools can enroll in the full-day program, which includes hands-on STEM projects, art, games, and team building activities led by school and CBO staff.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first – eighth grade
  • Dates and Times:  July 2 – August 8, 8:30 AM  – 2:30 PM
  • How to Apply: Contact your  Principal or Parent Coordinator to find out if seats are still available in your district Location: Programs are located in every borough across the city

STEM Summer in the City

STEM Summer in the City is a five-week program for students who love to create and want to learn more about STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will spend the summer programming robots, inventing engineering solutions and developing their computer coding and game design skills. The program also includes academic enrichment, art, and recreation. 

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in second – tenth grade
  • Dates and Times:  July 2 – August 8, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • How to Apply: The online lottery for STEM SITC closed April 26, 2019. Applications submitted between April 27 and May 3 will be added to the wait list and families will be notified if seats become available. Complete the STEM SITC online lottery at the link below.
  • At the same link, you can learn more about STEM SITC and program locations:

STEM Matters

STEM Matters NYC offers students in grades K-11 programs that range from aerospace to animal science, marine biology to mechanics, and ecology to engineering. Students can participate in week-long camps, high school internships, and a four-week course that counts toward college credit.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in K – eleventh grade
  • Location: Varies by program
  • Questions about STEM Matters can be emailed to camps@schools.nyc.gov
  • How to Apply: Complete the STEM Matters online lottery at the link below.
  • At the same link, you can learn more about STEM Matters and program locations:

Community Schools Sixth Grade Summer Academy

The Community Schools Sixth Grade Summer Academy provides students a jumpstart on a successful year at their new middle school. Students will spend time getting to know their new school, teachers and classmates, while participating in project-based learning, team-building, academic support and recreation. 

  • Student eligibility: students starting Grade 6 his fall at participating schools.
  • Dates and times: varies by school.
  • How to apply: Contact your school's Principal or Parent Coordinator to request a seat.
  • Learn more about the program and participating schools at our Community Schools page.

CareerCLUE

CareerCLUE provides high school students the chance to gain valuable work experience and get paid during the summer. Students enrolled in the program will receive a Summer Youth Employment Program summer stipend of up to $700 and can also earn an elective credit. Students will visit some of NYC’s leading employers to learn about different careers and also participate in hands-on science, engineering, and art projects throughout the summer.

  • Student eligibility: Students must be 14- or 15-years-old by July 1, 2019 and attend a participating community school
  • How to apply: Talk to your principal or guidance staff
  • Learn more about the program and participating schools at our Community Schools page.

DREAM

DREAM’s Specialized High School Institute helps prepare eligible middle school students for the Specialized High School Admissions Test.

  • Student Eligibility: Middle school students are recruited each spring
  • Location: Varies by program
  • Questions: Contact your school's Guidance Counselor, email SHSI@schools.nyc.gov or visit DREAM’S website, below:

Additional Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer in the City FAQ

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Contact us

For more information, call us at 718-935-2838 for help, or email us atSITC@schools.nyc.gov.

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