Seattle Public Schools

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Summer Learning Enrichment CBO Application

How to Apply for Summer Learning Enrichment CBO Application (Closed)

Organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply:  

The Seattle School District has finished reviewing applications from community-based organizations to provide enrichment services at up to 12 elementary school sites during the SPS Summer Learning Program term (July 8 – August 2nd, 2024). Organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply:  

  • Provide enrichment programming for K-4 grade students that incorporates career exploration within one or more of the following domains: science, technology, engineering, math, or visual/performing arts.   
  • Provide students opportunities for career exploration, discovery and/or learning.
  • Be approved on the Roster for Youth Programming Services or Creative Advantage Roster   
  • Articulate ways in which they can or have contributed to supporting students furthest from educational justice and provide safe, welcoming, and joyful learning environments.  
  • Provide staff who have experience supporting or teaching elementary aged students in classroom and youth development settings.  

Organizations will be asked to provide a budget outline as part of their application and will be reimbursed for services; contract amounts will be determined based on the table below, with a pro-rated increase in reimbursement for up to 200 students; organizations may apply to support more than one site.  

# of studentsContract Amount
140-149 $46,500 
150-159 $50,000 
160-169 $53,500 
170-179 $57,000 
180-189 $60,500 
190-199 $64,000  
200-210 $67,500 

SPS Summer Learning: School Day Schedule and Logistics  

Monday – Friday ScheduleActivityStaffing*
8:30 – 9:00 Students dropped off for breakfast SPS Instructional Assistants (IA)  
9:00 – 12:30  SPS classroom curriculum/teaching time SPS classroom teacher leads instruction SPS IAs provide classroom support   
12:00 CBO Staff Prep/arrival time CBO staff 
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch and recess  SPS IAs and CBO staff 
1:00 – 2:30 CBO led enrichment  CBO staff lead enrichment, up to 1 IA per classroom to support.  
2:30 – 3:00  Students picked up CBO staff and IAs 

Key components of the SPS summer model: 

SPS Staffing will include:

  • 1 Summer Learning Assistant Principal/Site Coordinator per school site 
  • 1 lead classroom teacher per classroom for morning academic content 
  • 1 Instructional Assistant (IA)/per class (contingent upon SPS hiring).  IAs will be available for the entire school day as support staff; note that IAs will not lead enrichment classes but will be available to support. 
  • Up to 10 classrooms per site, up to 20 students per class 
  • Up to 12 elementary school sites (current sites accepting applications at time of RFQ release include: Broadview Thomson, Gatewood, Graham Hill, Kimball, Olympic Hills, Orca, South Shore, West Woodland).
  • Transportation meals (breakfast, lunch and snack) offered to all students by SPS 
  • Enrollment of students completed by SPS Enrollment 

Selection Process and Timeline 

SPS will review all applications that meet the eligibility requirements and select organizations based on the best interests of the Summer Learning program and reserves the right to conduct interviews if deemed necessary.  

Evaluation CriteriaPoints
Can meet SPS compliance expectations. 15 
Clearly articulates programming in one or more of the following domains: science, technology, engineering, math, and visual/performing arts.   15 
Can articulate ways in which the focused domain connects to potential career opportunities and provides examples of activities or lessons that will be incorporated to do this.  10 
Describes culturally responsive approaches to implementation of programming. 15 
Provides appropriate number of staff that have experience, training or a combination of both working with elementary aged youth.  10 
Provides evidence of activities and teaching strategies and methods to support inclusive learning environments.  25 
Provides contact information for two references.  10 
Total Points 100 
DatesSelection Process Timeline 
March 11th  Summer Learning Enrichment Application Open 
March 18th, 10:00 AM  Technical Assistance Sessions (via Teams meeting) 
March 20th, 12:00 noon Technical Assistance Sessions (via Teams meeting) 
March 27th, 2024, 5:00 pm  RFQ submission* and Summer Learning Enrichment Applications Due  
March 28th – April 5th, 2024  Initial screening. 
April 15th – April 19th  Notification sent to selected organizations.  
Week of April 22ndBegin Contract Negotiation. 
Late June, exact dates TBD Staff Professional Development – PD will be provided to both SPS and CBO enrichment staff; PD for enrichment staff will not exceed 8 hours 
July 8th Start date of summer program  
*Required for organizations that are not already on the SPS Youth Programming Services or Creative Advantage Roster.