Summer 2019

A Note from prepNext


As you all are beginning your summer planning, we wanted to share the news that we have ended our PrepNext Summer Academy. While change is always hard, we are excited that this shift in our summer schedules will allow us to reach more students and families and plan more thoughtfully for the year ahead. And we are excited about helping each of you connect with great summer options in place of Summer Academy.

This summer, we are hosting smaller, whole-group programming for our transitioning students: those entering 9th grade and those entering senior year. All of us counselors will also host individual student and family meetings throughout the summer.

DCPS SUmmer School

DCPS offers secondary summer school programming across the city to provide all students with the support they need on their path to promotion and graduation. Enrollment is open to all current DCPS students in grades 6-12, with priority given to students who are required to attend due to not having met promotion criteria. School counselors will cross-enroll students based on failure tracking data. The program is free to all current DCPS students. If your child receives special education services, has a 504 plan, or is an English Language Learner, your counselor will provide information about which site will best serve your child’s needs. Rainbow Graduation, the commencement ceremony for summer graduates, is scheduled to take place on August 2, 2019, at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Information about DCPS’ secondary summer school programs is included in the list of frequently asked questions below.


Dates: June 24 - July 26, 2019

Description: This is DCPS’ traditional summer school program, which is available to students who have failed a course required for promotion and graduation. This program offers credit recovery courses for students in grades 9-12 in alignment with graduation requirements. These programs are available to all students, including students with disabilities.1 Original credit courses are available on a limited basis. Original credit is not available for acceleration.

Enrollment: All eligible students must meet with their counselors to complete an Enrollment Form and Certificate of Eligibility Form that will remain on file at the student’s home school. For students with disabilities, enrollment planning should occur in collaboration with the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.