Chicago Public Schools offers a wide array of fun, productive activities for students during summer break. Students who partake in educational summer programs benefit on many levels from the numerous possible activities. Summer programs not only help to prepare students for the upcoming school year, the skills they build during the summer can also aid them significantly over the course of their academic careers. Most importantly, kids will make friends and have a great time!
Designed for students who do not meet the minimum promotion criteria per Board Policy 07-0926-PO1.
Safe Haven, Safe Summer
Designed to provide CPS students with structured activities in a safe space while out of school.
Summer Food Program
Even with school out, children can enjoy free, nutritious meals in safe, supervised programs in many Chicago neighborhoods.
Virtual Learning Summer Initiative
The CPS Virtual Learning Program provides online courses tuition free to Chicago Public School students.
One Summer Chicago Public Schools
Check out the numerous summer jobs and program opportunities for students.
Choose Your Future Summer Programs
Another great resource to find listings for summer programs and job opportunities for young people.
High School Credit Recovery
The NCLB Summer High School Programs is a credit recovery option to help students in grades 9-12 get back on track to graduate. Summer school runs from the months of June through August.
Also, explore these options administered by our sister agencies.
Rahm's Readers: You Are What You Read
Explore the many activities happening in Chicago Public Libraries, such as weekly book raffles, author visits, and performers and presenters.
Chicago Park District
View a searchable list of summer activities offered through the Chicago Parks District and register online.