The K-8 Summer Rising application portal is closed. Placement information will be sent to families the week of May 12. If seats become available, more information will be posted on this website by mid-May.
Summer Rising 2023 is a partnership between New York City Public Schools and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Summer Rising is free and available to all NYC students in grades K-8, pending seat availability.
Students in Summer Rising will have access to both academic and enrichment programming over the course of the day, including field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. Programs will be full-day, in-person, and planned and operated collaboratively by school principals and community-based organizations (CBOs). The environment will be safe and supportive with staff prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served.
A typical day for students in grades K–8 will include a mix of academic support, social emotional learning, and enrichment activities. Academics will be provided by licensed teachers in the morning. Enrichment activities (such as art, sports, and play) will be led by CBO staff in the afternoons and on Fridays. CBOs will also facilitate enrichment in the morning, alongside academics, for K-5 programs. Students with disabilities who may require additional supports to participate in programming, such as a paraprofessional, will receive those supports as needed.
Multilingual learners/English language learners (MLs/ELLs) in grades K-8 participating in Summer Rising will engage in culturally responsive and student-centered academic opportunities in the morning and participate in afternoon enrichment sessions facilitated by trusted community-based organizations. Additionally, in the morning, MLs/ELLs will receive instruction targeting language and literacy development to support them with grade-level content. English as a New Language (ENL) teachers can provide MLs/ELLs with support through various instructional models, including small-group instruction or one-to-one support for MLs/ELLs.
K–5 Summer Rising
Academics, social-emotional learning, and enrichment activities for 6 weeks (NYCPS-led academics in the morning followed by extended-day enrichment provided by DYCD CBOs), with a seventh week of DYCD CBO-led enrichment and trips
July 5–August 18
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Grades 6–8 Summer Rising
Academics, social-emotional learning, and enrichment activities (NYCPS-led academics in the morning followed by extended-day enrichment provided by DYCD CBOs), including field trips to parks and other venues
July 5–August 11
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Students with 12-month IEPs (District 75)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning
July 6–August 15
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, or similar schedule*
Students with 12-month IEPs (Districts 1–32 Extended School Year)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning
July 5–August 14
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM*
K–8 students in current ASD Nest and Horizon programs who have IEPs that recommend 12-month related services receive their related services, specifically speech, by a trained provider, with support from trained educators focusing on social and pragmatic communication skills
July 5–August 1
Monday to Thursday, 8 AM to 12 PM*
Please Note: Students who enroll in a Summer Rising seat via the application portal are accessing a full-day seat, 8am-6pm. Families with scheduling concerns around full-day attendance should contact their CBO once placed into a program.
*Students with 12-month IEPs will have the option to participate in DYCD-led extended day enrichment hours (until 6pm) and programming through August 11, 2023 (6–8 students) and August 18, 2023 (K–5 students). Families interested in this extended day enrichment should apply via the application portal.
This summer, NYC Public Schools and DYCD have revised our enrollment approach based on feedback from families, CBOs, and schools. Our goal is to make Summer Rising enrollment more equitable, inclusive, and family-friendly. We know there is high demand for summer programming, and we are eager to provide Summer Rising to as many families as possible. This year’s enrollment process will:
- Prioritize students mandated for summer school for academic reasons, Students in Temporary Housing and Students in Foster Care, students in 12-month IEP programs, and students with a local connection to the school-year CBO program or school community
- Provide an application window during which families can take the time to sign up; families will not be advantaged or penalized based on when they apply, as long as it is within that window
- Utilize an application portal, so families can apply from a cell phone or any internet-connected device in a matter of minutes
- Allow families to rank multiple options in the application portal, so they are more likely to receive a seat in summer programming
- Allow families to update/change their enrollment preferences and/or withdraw their application during the enrollment window
Please note, this year will not be a first-come, first-served approach. Families will rank multiple program preferences within the application window (April 17-May 1) and then will be assigned to a program, pending seat availability, using the prioritization described above.
Enrollment Eligibility: Any student attending school in NYC, who is currently in grades K-8 (in the 2022-2023 school year) is eligible for Summer Rising. Charter students, nonpublic school students, and homeschool students in NYC are also eligible.
Step 1 - Application
On April 17, the link to the application portal will be posted on this webpage (nyc.gov/SummerRising). The application window will close on May 1. During this window, Parent Coordinators will be available to support families with their application, especially families who may not have access to the internet. Families can also reach out to their school, Summer Rising CBOs, or the summer email inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Please review these important application details:
- For each child they’d like to enroll, families will select a building, and a CBO program within that building, serving their student’s grade band (either K-5 or 6-8). Current fifth graders can apply to K-5 programs or 6-8 programs.
- Families who speak languages other than English can use the translation widget on the top of the screen to translate the application. Their confirmation email will also be translated.
- Families should rank as many program options as possible to increase the likelihood of being placed in a program of their choice. They can choose any program or summer location that displays in the application portal.
- Families who submit an application and then would like to make updates to their preferences or withdraw their application can do so using the link included in their application confirmation email. Changes and withdrawals can only be done during the application window. When a change is submitted, the most recent application will entirely overwrite any prior versions.
- Families should have their child’s 9-digit NYC student ID/OSIS on hand when enrolling. All New York City students, including charter school and nonpublic school students, have an ID number. Families can find this ID number on their student’s report card, in their NYC Schools Account, and on most official documents from their school. They can also contact their child’s school for support.
- For students in 12-month IEP programs (ASD, ESY, and D75), please see the instructions in the Students with Disabilities section about using the application portal.
Step 2 - Placement
Placement information will be sent to families the week of May 12. If seats become available, more information will be posted on this website by mid-May. Please review these important placement details:
- The only other action families will need to take prior to summer is to complete the DYCD Supplemental Forms provided by their CBO.
- Please note, if a student enrolls in Summer Rising through this process and then is later mandated for summer school (in late May or early June), they will need to attend Summer Rising at the site affiliated with their home school. We will notify families if their child’s site needs to change as a result.
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Students with Disabilities
Students who receive a health paraprofessional or nurse during the school year pursuant to an IEP or 504 Plan will receive those services throughout the Summer Rising day. Students who have a behavioral paraprofessional will receive this support during the academic portion of the day and will receive additional support as needed during enrichment activities. The student’s home school will prepare a Summer Rising Accommodation Plan that will be given to the student’s parent and the student’s Summer Rising site before Summer Rising begins.
Enrollment for Students in 12-Month IEP Programs
Students in D75, ESY, or ASD programming over the summer can choose to participate only in their IEP programming (until 2:30pm for D75/ESY and 12pm for ASD) or IEP programming plus CBO-led extended-day enrichment until 6pm. Please review these important application details:
If a family does not want extended day enrichment for their child, and their child will only be participating in ASD programming (until 12pm) or D75/ESY programming (until 2:30pm), the family should contact their child's school instead of using the application portal.
If a family wants to participate in IEP programming and extended-day enrichment (in other words, programming until 6pm), they should use the application portal. Families in ASD, ESY, and D75 programming will have priority for seats in Summer Rising.
ASD students and ESY students: Families can choose between any of the Summer Rising CBO program(s) operating at the student’s IEP program site.
D75 students: D75 schools often operate at more than one location over the summer. In the portal, families of D75 students will see the locations where their home school is operating where there is also enrichment programming until 6pm. If a student’s morning location is one of the available options, families should rank the program(s) within that location, so the student can stay at the same site all day.
- If the student’s morning location is not one of the available options, families can choose between the program(s) and site(s) listed, and NYC Public Schools will aim to provide an alternate 2:30pm bus drop-off to that site.
For families interested in CBO-led extended-day enrichment until 6pm, please note:
- Students who are staying until 6pm and are eligible for transportation will have access to pre-paid rideshare services, where a family member can take a pre-paid rideshare to pick up their child, and then a pre-paid rideshare home with their child. School buses will not be available at 6pm.
- ASD students who sign up for 8am-6pm programming can either take a bus home at 3pm (the latest time NYC Public Schools buses run) or participate in rideshare at 6pm.
NYC Public Schools and DYCD are committed to ensuring students have a safe way to and from Summer Rising. This summer, eligible students will receive busing daily from July 5 through August 11, arriving at their program at approximately 8am and leaving their program by no later than 3pm. (Students in D75 and ESY programming will receive busing for the duration of their IEP program – July 5-August 14 for ESY and July 6-August 15 for D75). Eligible students must have enrolled in summer programming by May 19 in order to receive a bus route in time for July 5.
Students eligible for busing transportation include:
- Students with IEPs that recommend busing
- Students with a 504 accommodation that mandates busing
- Students in temporary housing, in grades K to 6, residing more than 0.5 mile away from their summer site who requested and were found eligible for busing during the 10-month school year, either through an exception or through the DHS CARES transportation preference request
- Students in foster care, in grades K to 6, residing more than 0.5 mile away from their summer site who requested and were found eligible for busing during the 10-month school year through an exception
- Any other student who requested an exception for transportation and were found eligible for busing during the 10-month school year (For eligible students, families, NYC Public Schools and supporting shelter staff can request a new exception during the Summer Rising term through SupportHub if a new transportation request is needed)
- Students who received stop-to-school busing during the school year and remain grade and distance eligible based on the location of their summer site (you can find grade and distance eligibility on the transportation eligibility page)
- Students in grades K-6 who are not grade and distance eligible during the school year and whose site is not open for summer will receive busing only from their 10-month site to their Summer Rising site if the two are more than half a mile apart.
Students who were assigned MetroCards during the school year or become eligible based on the distance of their Summer Rising site can receive a MetroCard at their summer site and can use these MetroCards to go to and from Summer Rising at the program start and end times (8am and 6pm). 6pm busing will not be available this summer; however, families of eligible students (Students in Temporary Housing, Students in Foster Care, and students who receive curb-to-school busing and who are signed up for programming until 6pm) will have access to a MetroCard upon request or pre-paid rideshare, similar to last year. We will share additional rideshare details and next steps in the coming months and look forward to supporting families in utilizing this 6pm transportation option.
If you have questions, please reach out to your student's school, a Summer Rising CBO, or the summer email inbox (email@example.com).
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for questions around accessible 2023 summer sites.