Apply for This Year's Summer in the City Summer Academy Programs By April 27!Great news for City families with students in grades K–12!

The DOE’s Summer in the City (SITC) Summer Academy programs are back!

Between now and April 27 (with few exceptions), City families can register their students in grades K–12 for free, full-day summer programming with hands-on STEM activities, enriching reading and math instruction, and visits to City museums, parks, and other cultural sites. All SITC students will also receive free and healthy breakfast and lunch throughout their time in the program.

SITC Summer Academy programs, which are NOT for students who have been recommended to attend Summer School, are divided between three major age ranges: Young Learners, Middle School, and High School:

Young Learners

  • SITC Provides Elementary School Kids with the Opportunity to Visit NYC MuseumsCommunity Schools – for K–5 students enrolled in participating Community Schools;
  • English Language Learners Academy – for current ELL students in grades 2–5;
  • Family English Initiative – for parents with students in grades K–1 who would like to learn English alongside their children (also profiled on TMB);
  • Second Grade – Current second graders can explore STEM activities, attend trips, and prepare for third grade. Contact your child’s principal to enroll;
  • Summer STEM – K–5 students can study science, technology, engineering, and math through the following two summer programs:
    • STEM Summer in the City – Five-week program for students in grades 2–5 to develop skills like coding, robotics, and game design; and
    • STEM Matters NYC Camp – Week-long camps for students in grades K–5 for programs in aviation, animal science, oceanography, ecology, and more. Apply by Friday, April 6.

Middle School

  • Middle School Students Can Pick Up Some Coding Skills Through SITC Summer Academy ProgramsDREAM – a six-week, intensive SHSAT test-prep program for eligible seventh grade students
  • English Language Learners Academy – for current ELL students in grades 6–8
  • Summer STEM
    • STEM Summer in the City – Five-week program for students in grades 6–8 to develop skills like coding, robotics, and game design; and
    • STEM Matters NYC Camp – Week-long camps for students in grades 6–8 for programs in aviation, animal science, oceanography, ecology, and more. Apply by Friday, April 6.

High School

  • SITC Summer Academy Can Prepare High School Students for CollegeEnglish Language Learners Academy – for current ELL students in grades 9–11. Provides access to SAT prep programs, writing workshops, and documentary filmmaking;
  • Renewal and Rise High Schools (only for students attending Renewal and Rise Schools)
    • Summer Bridge – for current eighth graders who will be attending ninth grade next fall. Helps provide students with the tools needed for success in high school. Apply by May 7, 2018;
    • SAT Prep – for current tenth and eleventh graders. Helps students prepare for the SATs. Apply by May 5, 2018.
    • CareerClue – provides high schools students, aged 14 and up, with paid summer jobs that can also provide academic credit. Speak with a principal or guidance staff to apply.
  • Summer STEM
    • STEM Summer in the City – Five-week program for students in grades 9–10 to develop skills like coding, robotics, and game design; and
    • STEM Matters NYC – Students can participate in week-long camps, internships, and even a four-week course that counts towards college credit. Programs are in aviation, animal science, oceanography, ecology, and more. For students in grades 9–12. Apply by Friday, April 6.

To learn more about these programs, visit the DOE’s official SITC Summer Academy website, call (718) 935-2838, or email specific questions to SITC@schools.nyc.gov.

Remember: the deadline to apply for SITC Summer Academy programs (unless otherwise noted) is Friday, April 27, so apply today!

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