DC Public Schools Family Guide to Summer Learning 2022

Elementary registration must be done on a desktop computer, not a mobile phone or tablet.

Every summer, DCPS provides extended summer learning opportunities such as literacy enrichment for elementary students and credit recovery for secondary students. Students who participate in summer programming have opportunities to form new friendships, strengthen academic skills, and prepare for the year ahead. Most programs will start on July 5, 2022 and run through August 5, 2022.

For an overview of summer programs, please visit https://dcps.dc.gov/summer.

Registration for Elementary Summer Acceleration will begin in February for prioritized students and will open for all students on March 9. Registration for all other programs will occur on a rolling basis throughout the spring.

Questions about summer programming? Please contact dcps.summer@k12.dc.gov.  

Click on a program to learn more:

For current students in grades PK4 – 4th

Elementary Summer Acceleration (ESA)

Elementary Summer Acceleration is a unique opportunity for your child to engage in fun summer activities — games, crafts, and more — while also participating in hands-on, enriching academic instruction. Students who participated in Summer Acceleration last year formed new friendships, strengthened their literacy and math skills, and had fun learning and growing with their peers!

Registration must be done on a desktop computer, not a mobile phone or tablet.

What will a student’s day look like in Elementary Summer Acceleration

Elementary Acceleration programs will run Monday through Friday, July 5 to August 5, from approximately 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with exact hours confirmed later this spring. Each day, students will engage in:

  • Arrival and community building. Students will engage in conversations and activities to build classroom culture and strengthen relationships.
  • Hands-on, enriching academic instruction. Students will and apply key academic concepts through hands-on science, engineering, and literacy projects. This will be an opportunity to reinforce skills learned last school year and preview skills that will be taught in the upcoming school year.
  • Lunch. All students will receive lunch and have the opportunity to eat and socialize with peers.
  • Non-academic enrichment. Students will engage in fun summer activities – games, crafts, sports, and more – led by DCPS staff and/or trusted partner organizations.
  • Daily wrap up and dismissal. Students will wrap up and reflect on their day before going home.

How to register for Elementary Summer Acceleration

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT THIS LINK. Please complete registration on a desktop computer.

Current Pre-K 4 through 4th grade students may register for Elementary Summer Acceleration beginning March 9 at 9:00 a.m. Space is available on a first-come, first serve basis, so we encourage you to register early! Please note that current 5th grade students on track for promotion will be eligible to participate in middle school programming.

Where will Elementary Summer Acceleration Take Place?

DCPS is hosting Elementary Summer Acceleration at 18 elementary schools throughout the city. Students are clustered for summer programming based on the school they attend during the year. This helps ensure they’ll be with students and staff who they know and can deepen relationships. Please see below for a full list of summer acceleration locations.

You can search by school name, sort each column, and use the arrows at the bottom to view additional entries to find your Elementary Summer Acceleration school location.

2022 Elementary Summer Acceleration School Sites

School Year SchoolSummer Acceleration School NameSummer Acceleration School Address
Aiton Elementary SchoolBurrville Elementary School801 Division Ave. NE
Amidon-Bowen Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Bancroft Elementary SchoolTubman Elementary School3101 13th St. NW
Barnard Elementary SchoolBarnard Elementary School430 Decatur St. NW
Beers Elementary SchoolRandle Highlands Elementary School1650 30th St. SE
Lawrence E. Boone Elementary SchoolSavoy Elementary School2400 Shannon Pl. SE
Brent Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Brightwood Elementary SchoolBrightwood Elementary School1300 Nicholson St. NW
Browne Education CampusBrowne Education Campus850 26th St. NE
Bruce-Monroe Elementary School @ Park ViewTubman Elementary School3101 13th St. NW
Bunker Hill Elementary SchoolBunker Hill Elementary School1401 Michigan Ave NE
Burroughs Elementary SchoolBunker Hill Elementary School1401 Michigan Ave NE
Burrville Elementary SchoolBurrville Elementary School801 Division Ave. NE
C.W. Harris Elementary SchoolNalle Elementary School219 50th St. SE
Capitol Hill Montessori School @ LoganJ.O. Wilson Elementary School660 K St. NE
Cleveland Elementary SchoolCleveland Elementary School1825 8th St. NW
Dorothy I. Height Elementary SchoolBarnard Elementary School430 Decatur St. NW
Drew Elementary SchoolBurrville Elementary School801 Division Ave. NE
Eaton Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Excel AcademySavoy Elementary School2400 Shannon Pl. SE
Garfield Elementary SchoolGarfield Elementary School2435 Alabama Ave. SE
Garrison Elementary SchoolCleveland Elementary School1825 8th St. NW
H.D. Cooke Elementary SchoolMarie Reed Elementary School2201 18th St. NW
Hearst Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Hendley Elementary SchoolHendley Elementary School425 Chesapeake St. SE
Houston Elementary SchoolBurrville Elementary School801 Division Ave. NE
Hyde-Addison Elementary SchoolCleveland Elementary School1825 8th St. NW
J.O. Wilson Elementary SchoolJ.O. Wilson Elementary School660 K St. NE
Janney Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
John Lewis Elementary SchoolBrightwood Elementary School1300 Nicholson St. NW
Ketcham Elementary SchoolSavoy Elementary School2400 Shannon Pl. SE
Key Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Kimball Elementary SchoolRandle Highlands Elementary School1650 30th St. SE
M.L. King Elementary SchoolM.L. King Elementary School3200 6th St. SE
Lafayette Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Langdon Elementary SchoolBunker Hill Elementary School1401 Michigan Ave NE
Langley Elementary SchoolBrowne Education Campus850 26th St. NE
LaSalle-Backus Elementary SchoolTakoma Elementary School7010 Piney Branch Rd. NW
Leckie Education CampusHendley Elementary School425 Chesapeake St. SE
Ludlow-Taylor Elementary SchoolJ.O. Wilson Elementary School660 K St. NE
Malcolm X Elementary SchoolM.L. King Elementary School3200 6th St. SE
Mann Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Marie Reed Elementary SchoolMarie Reed Elementary School2201 18th St. NW
Maury Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Military Road Early Learning CenterBrightwood Elementary School1300 Nicholson St. NW
Miner Elementary SchoolJ.O. Wilson Elementary School660 K St. NE
Moten Elementary SchoolGarfield Elementary School2435 Alabama Ave. SE
Murch Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Nalle Elementary SchoolNalle Elementary School219 50th St. SE
Noyes Elementary SchoolBunker Hill Elementary School1401 Michigan Ave NE
Oyster-Adams Bilingual SchoolMarie Reed Elementary School2201 18th St. NW
Patterson Elementary SchoolHendley Elementary School425 Chesapeake St. SE
Payne Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Peabody Elementary SchoolJ.O. Wilson Elementary School660 K St. NE
Plummer Elementary SchoolNalle Elementary School219 50th St. SE
Powell Elementary SchoolBarnard Elementary School430 Decatur St. NW
Randle Highlands Elementary SchoolRandle Highlands Elementary School1650 30th St. SE
Raymond Elementary SchoolTubman Elementary School3101 13th St. NW
Ross Elementary SchoolMarie Reed Elementary School2201 18th St. NW
Savoy Elementary SchoolSavoy Elementary School2400 Shannon Pl. SE
School Without Walls @ Francis-StevensCleveland Elementary School1825 8th St. NW
School-Within-School @ GodingBrowne Education Campus850 26th St. NE
Seaton Elementary SchoolCleveland Elementary School1825 8th St. NW
Shepherd Elementary SchoolTakoma Elementary School7010 Piney Branch Rd. NW
Simon Elementary SchoolM.L. King Elementary School3200 6th St. SE
Smothers Elementary SchoolNalle Elementary School219 50th St. SE
Stanton Elementary SchoolGarfield Elementary School2435 Alabama Ave. SE
Stoddert Elementary SchoolJanney Elementary School4130 Albemarle St. NW
Takoma Elementary SchoolTakoma Elementary School7010 Piney Branch Rd. NW
Thaddeus Stevens Early Learning CenterMarie Reed Elementary School2201 18th St. NW
Thomas Elementary SchoolBurrville Elementary School801 Division Ave. NE
Thomson Elementary SchoolCleveland Elementary School1825 8th St. NW
Truesdell Elementary SchoolBrightwood Elementary School1300 Nicholson St. NW
Tubman Elementary SchoolTubman Elementary School3101 13th St. NW
Turner Elementary SchoolGarfield Elementary School2435 Alabama Ave. SE
Tyler Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Van Ness Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Walker-Jones Education CampusJ.O. Wilson Elementary School660 K St. NE
Watkins Elementary SchoolWatkins Elementary School 420 12th St. SE
Wheatley Education CampusBrowne Education Campus850 26th St. NE
Whittier Elementary SchoolTakoma Elementary School7010 Piney Branch Rd. NW

Elementary Summer Acceleration FAQ

I’m not sure about my summer plans yet. Should I sign my child up now or wait?

Whenever possible, we encourage you to sign your child up now and try to arrange summer plans so that your child can attend the full Elementary Summer Acceleration program. If your plans evolve and you need to cancel your registration, please reach out to dcps.summer@k12.dc.gov.

I want my child to attend but they will need to miss some days – is that OK?

We encourage you to attend the entirety of the Elementary Summer Acceleration program to maximize the benefit for your child. If your child needs to miss a couple days that will be ok. Please do not sign up for participation if you anticipate your child will miss more than 10 days of the program.

What if my child qualifies for an invitation-only DCPS summer program such as English Learner Summer Academic Program (ELSAP) or Extended School Year (ESY) later this spring?

If your child registers for Elementary Summer Acceleration and qualifies for ELSAP (based on their English proficiency) or ESY (based on their Individualized Education Plan) later this spring, we will work with you to determine the best summer programming for your child. We can support you with adjusting your summer program registration if needed.

I want my child to attend Elementary Summer Acceleration at a different school. Can they switch?

Students are clustered for summer programming based on the school they attend during the year – this helps ensure they’ll be with students and staff who they know and can deepen relationships. In rare cases, students may be able to attend summer programming at a different location for summer – please reach out to dcps.summer@k12.dc.gov to discuss this possibility.

You said that Elementary Summer Acceleration programming is from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I need longer hours. Is there before or after care?

We are pleased to be able to offer a full day of summer programming for students. There is no additional before or after care for summer programming. We will confirm the specific hours for each site in the spring.

Who is teaching Elementary Summer Acceleration? Can my child have their teacher for this year/next year?

Elementary Summer Acceleration will be staffed by a combination of DCPS staff and trusted partner organizations. Students and staff are grouped together based on the school they attend during the school year – this helps support relationships and familiarity during the summer program. We cannot guarantee that your child will be supported by their school year teacher.

What content is taught during Elementary Summer Acceleration? Does my child need this content to be ready for next year?

During the morning of Elementary Summer Acceleration, students will engage in hands-on learning that reinforces key academic concepts from the prior year and introduces new concepts for the upcoming year. Students will have an opportunity to engage in familiar content in new ways and practice emerging skills. Students do not need to participate in Elementary Summer Acceleration to be ready for next year, although it will help them be more prepared.


For current students in grades PK4 – 4th

Elementary English Learner Summer Academic Program (ELSAP)

We are proud to offer unique summer programming specifically targeted once again for newcomers, as well as those English Learners who are still developing basic proficiency in English in a joyful and enriching instructional format. Language development will be integrated with hands-on content and literacy development. This is a program for students who are learning English as a second/additional language, and students will be notified by their school if they are eligible to participate. Students in this program can also participate in Elementary Acceleration.

ELSAP Registration

Students will be notified by their school if they are eligible to participate in ELSAP. Eligible students will be provided registration information. If a student registers for Elementary Summer Acceleration and later receives an invitation to participate in ELSAP, we will work with you to determine the best summer program for your child and support adjustments to your registration if needed.

Estamos orgullosos de ofrecer una programación de verano única dirigida específicamente, una vez más, a los recién llegados, así como a aquellos estudiantes de inglés que todavía están desarrollando su competencia básica en inglés en un formato de instrucción alegre y enriquecedor. El desarrollo del lenguaje se integrará con el contenido práctico y el desarrollo de la alfabetización. Este es un programa para estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés como segunda lengua/lengua adicional, y los estudiantes serán notificados por su escuela si son elegibles para participar. Los estudiantes de este programa también pueden participar en la Aceleración de Primaria.

我们很自豪地再次提供独特的暑期课程,专门针对新来者,以及那些仍在发展基本英语能力的英语学习者,以一种快乐和丰富的教学形式。语言发展将与实践内容和读写能力发展相结合。这是一个为学习英语作为第二/附加语言的学生开设的课程,如果学生有资格参加,他们将得到学校的通知。参加该课程的学生也可以参加小学加速课程。

ለአዲስ መጤዎች እንደገና የታለመ ልዩ የበጋ ፕሮግራሞችን እንዲሁም የእንግሊዘኛ ተማሪዎችን አሁንም በሚያስደስት እና የሚያበለጽግ የማስተማሪያ ፎርማት የእንግሊዝኛ ቋንቋ ችሎታቸውን በማዳበር ላይ ስናቀርብ ኩራት ይሰማናል። የቋንቋ ልማት ከይዘት እና ማንበብና መጻፍ ጋር ይጣመራል። ይህ እንግሊዘኛ እንደ ሁለተኛ/ተጨማሪ ቋንቋ ለሚማሩ ተማሪዎች የተዘጋጀ ፕሮግራም ነው፣ እና ተማሪዎች ለመሳተፍ ብቁ ከሆኑ በትምህርት ቤታቸው ማሳወቂያ ይደርሳቸዋል። በዚህ ፕሮግራም ውስጥ ያሉ ተማሪዎች በአንደኛ ደረጃ ማፋጠን ላይም መሳተፍ ይችላሉ።


For current students in grades PK – 5th

Elementary Extended School Year (ESY)

This four-week program is limited to students who have been identified by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team as being at risk of possible skill regression. Students with IEPs with ESY written into their services will be contacted by their schools.


For current students entering grades 6-12

Middle School & High School Summer Programming


DCPS has a full slate of additional programming for older students this summer, including Career and Technical Education Enrichment and Algebra Accelerator courses for middle schoolers (registration opens March 14), Summer Bridge high school orientation for rising 9th Grade students in August, and credit accelerators and credit recovery for secondary students. There is also a focused English Learner Summer Academic Program for students learning English. Special Education students found eligible by Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams will be given an opportunity to participate in ESY.

For a more information about middle school and high school programs, please visit https://dcps.dc.gov/summer.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Enrichment

Rising 6th – 8th Grade students can explore their career interests through the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Enrichment program. Taking place on weekdays from July 5 – August 5, this fun, exciting and engaging full-day program provides DCPS students with an introduction to courses that can lead to high-demand careers. Course topics include Digital Media, Engineering, and Computer Science. Registration opens March 14.

Everyone Can Code – Coding with Apple Swift

Swift is an easy-to-follow programming language used by professional developers to create apps around the world. Students will enjoy learning to code with Swift Playgrounds —a free app for iPad that makes getting started with Swift code interactive and fun. Students will use iPads to prototype apps in small and large learning communities. Students will also engage with IT professionals and complete career exploration activities.

Summer Site Locations: Jefferson MS Academy, Kelly Miller MS, and McKinley MS


Time for Pi – Programming with Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer that has many uses. In this summer course, students will learn how to set up their Raspberry Pi and get it ready for tons of exploration. Students will learn how to use the Raspberry Pi for small tasks, explore its applications and make cool stuff while learning to code.

Summer Site Location: Kelly Miller MS

The World is Your Canvas – Graphic Design

Students will work in Canva and graphic design programs to explore the elements of graphic design. Students will complete hands-on activities, learning how to apply color theory, font, use of images and more. For their final project, students will design marketing materials for a business of their choosing.

Summer Site Location: McKinley MS


VEX IQ – Robotics

During the Robotics course, students can be creative thinker — all while having fun exploring and learning about STEM ideas and concepts through robotics! Students will apply their learning, use the Engineering process, and build teamwork and collaboration skills. This course provides students with hands-on, minds-on engagement that encourages students to design creative solutions and innovate through experimentation.

Summer Site Location: Jefferson MS Academy

Algebra Accelerator

Rising 6th – 9th Grade students can grow their math skills through the Algebra Accelerator program on weekdays from July 5 – August 5. Three levels of learning will be available to prepare students to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take Algebra I. Registration opens March 14.

Summer Bridge

Rising 9th grade students will start their DCPS high school experience by attending Summer Bridge at their school from August 8 – August 12. During this orientation week, students will enjoy a variety of activities, such as team building games, scavenger hunts to get to know their new schools, excursions and field trips, creative projects, performances, and presentations about high school and beyond.

IT Dual Enrollment and Internship Program

Rising 11th and 12th graders in IT CTE programs will have the opportunity to take either a computer science or cybersecurity course at Bowie State University and participate in a paid Bowie State University Research Lab internship. Both the course and internship will take place virtually Monday – Friday from June 27 through August 5. Apply by March 31 at bit.ly/2022ITDualEnrollmentApp.

Other summer offerings by invite only for middle school and high school students include:

  • English Learner Summer Academic Program (ELSAP) — Emerging Bilinguals who are English Learners will have the opportunity to progress their language and literacy development through integrated hands-on learning in a small-group environment.
  • Extended School Year (ESY) — This is for students who have been identified by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team to be part of this program.
  • Credit Accelerators and Credit Recovery — This is an opportunity for current 8th-12th grade students to earn original high school credits or recover credits to get back on track for a timely graduation. Students should work directly with their school counselor for eligibility.

Page updated: March 7, 2022