Newark Public Schools Offers Summer Programs 2024 to All Students

Newark, NJ — Newark Public Schools is excited to announce a robust lineup of Summer Programs 2024 designed to engage and educate students of all ages and backgrounds. From elementary through high school, there's something for everyone, including Newark students who were not enrolled in a District School during the academic year.

For elementary students, the offerings include the K-Ready Kindergarten Bootcamp and Summer Achieve. These programs aim to enhance foundational skills and prepare young learners for the next academic year. There is also the High School Academy: Summer Jump-Start Program, which is a great opportunity for 7th & 8th graders to learn about the various academies and Career and Technical Education programs offered in our High Schools.

Meanwhile, high school students can take advantage of the Summer Bridge Program that provides rising 9th grade students with an immersive educational experience that will expose them to the school’s community and culture, provide them an opportunity to meet faculty and staff, and offer insight into the expectations and demands of high school. There is also the High School Acceleration Program, Newcomers High School Summer Program, and the CTE Summer Future Business Leaders Program, which offers insights into various industries and career paths.

"We are committed to providing enriching opportunities that support academic growth and personal development," said Superintendent León. "Our Summer Programs 2024 are designed not only to accelerate learning but also to inspire creativity and exploration."

The District also offers specialized programs such as the Extended Year School and the English Plus Programs, which cater to both elementary and high school Special Education and English language learning students, respectively.

Beyond academics, students can participate in various enrichment programs including Summer Quest, High School Enrichment, Summer STEM Academy, Summer Sports Camps, High School Visual Arts Academy, Summer Visual & Performing Arts Academy, and the High School Musical Theater Program. These initiatives encourage students to pursue their passions and discover new interests in a supportive and stimulating environment.
"We encourage all families to explore the exciting opportunities available through our summer programs," said Board President Council. "Whether your child is interested in academics, arts, sports, or career exploration, there's a program that will satisfy their curiosity and help them thrive."

The District is also thrilled to announce that our Summer Program was selected to advance to the site visit round of the 2024 Summer Learning Award review process! Our program’s exceptional quality impressed the reviewers, securing our place as a finalist this year. The names of the finalists will be announced during National Summer Learning Week, July 15-19, and the winners will be featured at the National Summer Learning Association’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C., November 11-13, 2024.

Summer Programs 2024 begin on June 27th and run through August 2nd. For more information about the programs please visit NPS Summer Programs 2024.  Don't miss out on this chance to make the most of your summer break!

About Newark Public Schools

The Newark Public Schools is the largest school district in New Jersey and dates back to 1676.  The District currently enrolls over 39,000 students in 63 schools.  After more than two decades of state operation and upon return to local control in 2018, the District has opened nine new schools under Superintendent León’s leadership with an additional portfolio of new options to be announced in the coming months and years. The Newark Board of Education serves as a beacon of educational excellence, dedicated to nurturing the potential of every student. With a commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and fostering a love for learning, the District continues to shape future generations and make a positive impact within the community.

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