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2022 Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs

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

Summer Dates for Programs

  • Preschool Programs: July 6-29
  • Kindergarten Jump Start: August 15-19
  • Special Education Extended School Year: July 6-29
  • Elementary ELA and Math (Summer Staircase and Recovery Services): July 6-29
  • Middle School ELA and Math (Summer Staircase and Recovery Services): July 6-29
  • High School Credit Retrieval: June 27-August 26 (In person support: July 6 – 29)
  • High School Summer Skills Center: July 7-August 3

Staircase and Recovery Program Information

General information about the ELA and math (Staircase and Recovery) program. 

  • The program dates are July 6 – 29. 
  • The daily schedule is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.  
  • Lunch will be served 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • English language arts, math, and social emotional learning lessons will be provided to all students. 
  • Students with IEPs will have support from Special Education staff in the classroom.  
  • If you student is eligible for transportation, you will receive a follow up notification regarding transportation. 

Some school sites will offer an enrichment program for referred students following the Staircase and Recovery Programs. Please ask your summer school teacher or Site Coordinator if there are enrichment opportunities after 1:00 p.m.

Click on a program below to learn more information.

Preschool Summer Programs include Head Start Preschool, Seattle Preschool Program, and Development Preschool.

Students will be invited to enroll in these preschool program based on eligibility.

July 6 – 29

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM

Jump Start is a one week transition program open to all incoming Kindergartners to Seattle Public Schools. Jump Start orients kindergartners and their families to their new school community. Children come to their new school, meet staff and peers, and practice kindergarten routines.

July 6 – 29

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 12 PM

To learn more about Kindergarten Jump Start please visit this link: Jump Start Kindergarten Transition

K – 12 Extended School Year (ESY) are special education services beyond the normal school year.

Students will be invited to enroll based on eligibility.

July 6 – 29

Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 12 PM

Elementary ELA and Math (Summer Staircase and Recovery Services)

Current K – 4 students will have the opportunity to engage in ELA and Math lessons that center around student identity, joy and building end-of-year skills allowing students more time to grow and learn.

Students need to be identified and referred by school-based teams and then assigned to an Activity in PowerSchool. School-based teams can refer students who receive multilingual services, students with IEPs and students who qualify for Recovery Services. See below for detailed information about Student Recruitment and Enrollment.

July 6 – 29

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM

Middle School ELA and Math (Summer Staircase and Recovery Services)

Eligible students in grades 6-8 will have the ELA and Math lessons that center around student identity, joy and building end-of-year skills allowing students more time to grow and learn.

Students will be referred to this program by school staff. School staff will then invite families to enroll their child.

July 6 – 29

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM

Current 9 – 12 students will have the opportunity to recover up to 1.0 credits (two .5 credits) this summer through a regional support model using Apex Learning. Students will be able to begin online courses June 27 and have until August 3 to complete the courses. Enrolled students will be placed at one of three Seattle High Schools where they will be able to receive daily in person support with the course they are completing.

In Person Support: July 6 – 29

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM

The Seattle Skills Center is committed to delivering advanced career and technical education for high school juniors and seniors. Courses offer high school credit, industry recognized certification, advanced learning, and college credit.

Learn more about Summer Course through the Skills Center.

Student and Family Resources

Summer Meals