Summer 2022

Summer 2022 will provide a record number of students across the city with the opportunity to engage with peers, caring adults, and their community in a wide range of experiences this summer. 

For students in kindergarten through grade 8, Summer Rising programming will spark curiosity, joy, and a love of learning. Students will engage with peers and caring adults to experience all that our city has to offer. We will continue to combine academic support and school-based enrichment programming led by community-based organizations (CBOs), and students will have daily opportunities to play, create, explore, and develop new interests. Summer Rising 2022 is a partnership between New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).

For high school students, Summer 2022 marks the beginning of the DOE’s focus on reimagining students’ experiences in schools to be more relevant, engaging, and career-connected with long-term economic security as the goal. High school students participating in DOE programs will have a chance to make up previously failed courses and participate in academic enrichment, with academic, social, emotional and career preparatory supports. A typical Summer 2022 day for a high school student may include retaking courses needed for graduation, academic acceleration and enrichment, and summer work opportunities. High school programs for credit may be in-person or remote, based on program area and community need.

The High School Summer 2022 experience will also emphasize college and career pathways, providing a record 100,000 summer opportunities for high school students, both through the Summer Youth Employment Program (translated flyers here) and other programs, including College Now, CareerReady SYEP, and CTE Summer Enrichment Programming. 

Please see the links below for more information on summer programming, including dates, program descriptions, and other key details. These webpages will be updated regularly with the latest information.

Nonpublic and Charter School Student Eligibility

All K-12 students residing in New York City, including students who attend nonpublic or charter schools and home-schooled students, are eligible to attend Summer Rising.  Please note that where any academic requirements apply for specific courses, students must meet those requirements in order to enroll in such courses.


Charter school students who are approved by their charter school for summer coursework at a NYCDOE high school should complete the following steps to enroll in a NYCDOE summer school program:

  1. Have the charter school principal complete the attached 2022 Summer School Instructional Application for Charter School Students (Grades 9-12).
  2. The charter school student, as well as the student’s parent/guardian must sign the application (except for students who are emancipated).
  3. Contact NYCDOE schools directly to determine space and coursework availability, the start and end dates, and the learning modality (in-person, remote, etc.) of their summer school programs.
    • To identify which summer sites are offering specific high school courses, students and families citywide can use the Summer High School Course Finder. This tool allows schools, students, and families to search for summer courses by high school name, zip code, borough, subject, or course type. 
    • Please note that HS courses will become available once each summer site begins Summer programming in late June. Please continue to check the site for updates.
  • Grades K-8

    Learn more about Summer Rising for students who are currently in kindergarten through grade 8.

  • High School

    Learn more about our summer programs and course offerings for students who are currently in grades 9–12.

  • Summer COVID Guidance

    COVID-19 guidance for the Summer Rising Programs

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