High School

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 important career readiness opportunities, like the Summer Youth Employment Program.

Nonpublic and Charter School Student Eligibility

When a public school or school district operates a summer school, all resident students, including public, nonpublic, and home-schooled students, are entitled to attend the summer school program, though students must meet any academic requirements for a course. 

When a student’s parent(s), the person(s) in parental relation to the student or the student, requests enrollment of the student in the school district, the student shall be enrolled and shall begin attendance on the next school day, or as soon as practicable. 

Summer College Now Course Offerings

College Now, the DOE-CUNY partnership to offer dual enrollment college classes free of charge to high school students, is expanding offerings to supplement high schools' summer school programs. For the 2022 summer semester, CUNY College Now will be offering a mix of online, hybrid, and in-person courses open to NYC public high school students entering grades 11 or 12 in September 2022. Participation is free. For more information, visit the College Now Summer Program page.

Summer 2022 will be student-centered, academically engaging, and culturally and linguistically responsive. This summer is an opportunity for multilingual learners and immigrant students to deepen their content and language learning, engage with their peers, and explore their interests through enrichment activities and college and career exploration.

Students attending a 12-month/Extended School Year (ESY) special class will receive the program and services recommended on their IEP at an ESY or District 75 site. Students will receive support from educators and related service providers in accordance with their IEPs. 

  • DSISS/SEO Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) TCAC Pre-Employment Transition Services focuses on services that will prepare students with disabilities for life after high school through a variety of experiences and supports including, career and college exploration, counseling on postsecondary pathways and programs, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training and instruction in self-advocacy. Pre-ETs aligns with the CDOS standards to support students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment.These services are intended to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to practice and improve workplace readiness skills through work-based learning experiences, and explore post-secondary training options, leading to more industry recognized credentials, and meaningful post-secondary employment. Students should send completed Pre-ETS Application – Print and Scan to their respective borough TCAC. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • DSISS/SEO Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a SYEP program led by the Special Education Office’s Transition and College Access Centers (TCAC) that uniquely only services students with disabilities. Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic and leadership skills. By participating in structured projects and work-based opportunities, NYC youth with disabilities are better prepared for careers of the future. Students interested in applying for TCAC’s lottery must complete an electronic or paper application based on their age: Younger Youth (YY) Participants ages 14-15  or Older Youth (OY) Participants ages 16-21. All applications must be submitted to their respective borough TCAC.


Program Schedule
High School
Schools will create flexible schedules that include opportunities for summer work and career development, completion of graduation requirements, academic acceleration, and college preparation
July 5-August 12
Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm (or an equivalent variation)
Students with 12-month IEPs (District 75)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning
July 5-August 12
Monday to Friday, 8:10am to 2:40pm (or similar 6.5-hour day)
Students with 12-month IEP (Districts 1-32 Extended School Year)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning
July 5-August 12
Monday to Friday, 8:10am to 2:10pm (or similar 6-hour day)
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