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Summer Programs

JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 4, 2023

Summer programs support students' continued learning, growth, and achievement over summer break. Browse our program catalog below and use our program search to find opportunities near you. For information about registering for specific programs, contact your school directly.

Summer Program Search

Find detailed information about summer programs on our searchable map. Search by program type, location, grade level and more.


What to Know This Year

  • Introducing a new way to find programs: Finding summer programs is easier than ever with our new programs search. Filter our searchable map by neighborhood, program type, grade level and more.
  • How to register: For information about registering for specific summer programs, contact your school directly. Not all programs are open to all students. Some students will receive or may have already received a letter about mandatory summer program participation. Please follow the directions in that letter to access the appropriate program.
  • Prioritizing safety: All programs will be offered in-person and schools will be required to follow all established health protocols outlined in the District’s current COVID-19 mitigation strategies. To learn more, review our COVID-19 Safety Guidance.
  • Charter and contract schools: Charter and Contract schools are responsible for operating their own summer programming and credit recovery. Students enrolled in these schools are unable to attend summer programming at district-managed schools. For information about summer programming at charter and contract schools, contact your school directly. For additional questions, contact the Office of Innovation and Incubation at
  • Options schools: Options schools are responsible for operating their own summer programming and credit recovery. Summer program hours and term length vary by operator. For more information about summer programming at options schools, contact your school directly. For additional questions, contact the Options Network at
  • Questions? For any additional questions about summer program offerings, please contact your local school.

Academic Programs

Designed to provide students with extra academic support in core subjects.

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Students in grades 3rd, 6th, and 8th who do not meet the minimum promotion criteria are required to attend Summer Bridge. The Summer Bridge program is located at select sites and provides customized, intensive instruction to meet students' individual needs in reading and mathematics using an online curriculum. At the conclusion of the program, students who successfully meet promotion criteria will advance to the next grade.

Enrichment Programs

Designed to challenge students to think critically and work collaboratively through project- and inquiry-based learning approaches, as well as nurture their creativity and curiosity through exposure to the arts, technology, world culture, and beyond.

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CSI Summer of Learning offers students educational field trips and enrichment opportunities that are centered on science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. CSI Summer of Learning also provides adult education workshops and community programming.

Transition Programs

Designed to support purposeful academic transitions for students and their families by equipping them with resources, guidance, and peer connections.

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The Preview to Pre-K program is designed to orient students to preschool and ease the transition from home to school for first-time preschool students. The daily activities include social-emotional learning and development, community building, and engaging enrichment activities for students to begin to feel safe in this new environment and to develop their love of school and learning. Preview to PK is offered at select schools. Students must be enrolled in CPS Preschool for fall 2023 in order to attend.

Athletic Programs

Provide students with the opportunity to engage in sports and physical activity in a safe, controlled, and positive environment that promotes teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence.

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Summer Sports Skills Camps offer students the opportunity to continue their love of sports year-round with more than a dozen programs across Chicago. Sports camps promote physical activity, skill development and teamwork in a safe and positive environment.

Partner Programs

Browse more summer programs from our partner organizations.