Summer Programs

2023 District Sponsored Summer Learning Opportunities

In support of Seattle Excellence, we are excited to offer opportunities for students to continue developing their talents and joy of learning during the summer.

2023 Summer Learning Dates for Programs

  • Elementary Summer Learning: July 10-August 4
  • Summer Music: July 10-21
  • High School Credit Retrieval: July 10-August 4
  • High School Summer Skills Center: July 10-August 3

Click on a program below to learn more information. (All dates and times are subject to change.)

Students are referred by school staff to participate in this program. School leaders worked with school staff to determine eligible students. Families were notified by school staff about eligibility in February and March. School leaders worked with school staff to determine eligible students. A registration form was provided to families of eligible students in March. Registration Timeline: March 24 – April 7.

The 2023 SPS Elementary Summer Learning program is full and is not accepting new referred students or registration forms.  

If you believe that the district made an error in processing your student’s summer learning registration form and would like to request an inquiry for further review, please complete the Elementary Summer Learning Inquiry Form. Please allow 5-7 days for a response. 

General Program Information:

  • This program is for K – 4 students who were referred by school staff meet the eligibility requirements.
  • The program dates are July 10 – August 4. Students must be able to attend all four weeks of the program.
  • The program times are 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.
  • Breakfast is provided starting at 8:30. Lunch is provided as well.
  • Transportation will be provided to students who are outside of the walk zone of the school they are assigned to for summer learning.  

Summer Site Locations:

A small number of school sites will be used as hubs for summer programs. Registered students will be assigned to a school site closest to their home address.

  • Broadview Thompson K-8
  • Olympic Hills Elementary
  • Madrona Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
  • Maple Elementary
  • Concord International Elementary

Summer Music is a way for students to continue their music learning over summer break. 

Students who are entering grades 5-9 (4th grade completed) and have had at least one year of instrumental music instruction may participate. 

Classes in Beginning and Advanced Band and String Orchestra are offered and taught by current Seattle Public Schools music teachers.  

Dates: July 10 – July 21

Daily Schedule: Monday-Friday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

Locations: Aki Kurose Middle School and Jane Addams Middle School

Tuition: 2 weeks is $200 or 1 week is $100. Scholarships are available. 

For more information about Summer Music please visit the SPS Visual & Performing Arts Summer Music webpage. 

Read more on the Arts Curriculum webpage.

Extended School Year (ESY) are special education services beyond the normal school year.

The purpose of Extended School Year (ESY) services is to provide special education services for eligible students beyond the dates of a normal school year when doing so is needed to support their progress on goals. The consideration for ESY services is a team decision, based on the individual needs of a student, and supported by data.

Coming Soon: Dates, Times, and Locations

Students who meet the eligibility criteria are referred to this program. Families of referred students will receive application information in late May.

General Program Information:

High School Summer Credit Recovery will be hosted in partnership with Cascade Virtual Option School. Students will learn through an asynchronous learning experience offered through Imagine Learning, an online platform. SPS certificated teachers will work with every student to monitor progress toward course completion and meet in live, remote sessions with students to provide mentorship.

Dates: July 10 – August 4

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet all the eligibility criteria below to participate in this summer program.

  • Students must be currently enrolled in Seattle Public Schools as of January 6, 2023.
  • Students must have failed a course required for graduation prior to second semester of the 2022-23 school year.
  • Students are not able to take a course for initial credit or for a credit not obtained due to a school/district transfer. 


Families of referred 11th Grade students who meet the eligibility criteria were sent a notification from Seattle Public Schools containing a link to the High School Credit Recovery Application. Application Timeline: May 26 – June 6th. If there are open seats available, families of referred 10th Grade students ho meet the eligibility criteria were sent a notification from Seattle Public Schools containing a link to the High School Credit Recovery Application by June 8th.

The 2023 Summer Schedule will become available mid-March. Complete our Summer 2023 Interest Form to receive an email once the summer application is open. 

Learn more about Summer Course through the Skills Center.