Beginning this year, the City's new Summer Rising program will replace traditional summer school. The program will fully integrate the strengths of DOE academics and DYCD school-based enrichment programming into one comprehensive summer experience for young people. All students participating in Summer Rising programs will receive academic support. The program is free and open to all New York City students.

Your school will contact you in June if your child needs to receive academic support to be promoted to the next grade level.

If you have a question about whether your child should participate in the Summer Rising program, contact the principal at your child's school.

You can get more information and assistance by contacting your child's school.


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Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood and will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations. All programs will be full day, in-person experiences that will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.

There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and follow State health and safety guidelines. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

All programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing. All locations will have access to testing, nursing support and a telehealth call center.

Summer Rising Grades K-8

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate.

All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.

Summer Rising High School

Summer Rising High School is a chance for all high school students to make up previously failed courses, complete courses in progress, and participate in academic acceleration. Students will also be able to engage in important career readiness opportunities, like the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and Learn to Work (LTW).

High school students will have access to academic and social emotional supports designed locally to meet the unique needs of older students. High schools will design programs that meet the needs of their school communities and are based on student feedback. Programs may be in-person or remote, depending on the subject area and community needs.

For Summer Rising programs (grades K-8), families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website starting on Monday, April 26. Schools will also reach out to families to encourage them to sign up and help them do so.

High schools will reach out students in the coming weeks to discuss participation.

Students with 12-month IEPs will be contacted about participating in their IEP-recommended programs and about their learning preferences (remote or in person).

All New York City residents are eligible for Summer Rising programs. If your student is a New York City resident but does not attend a DOE school, you should apply to a program that is in your neighborhood.

Elementary School Students

  • July 6 to August 20 (except July 20)
  • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM

Middle School Students

  • July 6 to August 12 (except July 20)
  • Monday to Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM

High School Students

  • July 6 to August 13 (except July 20)
  • Schools will program students for courses and activities within Monday to Friday, at hours throughout the day to accommodate the student’s schedule

Students with 12-month IEPs (D75 and Extended School Year)

  • July 2 to August 13 (except July 5 and July 20)
  • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 2:30 PM, with the option to stay for the extended day