High School Summer Bridge Program

Grades: Current 8th Graders
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Fee: No
Students MUST be Newark Residents
Contact: Liana Summey, lsummey@nullnps.k12.nj.us


The Summer Bridge Program will take place in all of the Newark Board of Education’s high schools throughout the summer of 2019. Dates will vary by school location. The purpose of the Summer Bridge program is to provide rising 9th grade (current 8th 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. The summer bridge programs are uniquely tailored to the learning communities of each school and will welcome students into the fold of that school’s culture. Students will engage in a variety of activities and experiences, including team and culture building, academic enrichment, school spirit activities, and exposure to the arts and athletics. Research shows that students who engage in a bridge experience before entering high school experience greater transitional success, both academically as well as social-emotionally, than students who do not. Therefore, we are encouraging all rising 9th grade students to participate in the Summer Bridge Program at their matched high school.

Students will receive detailed information during Spring High School Orientation and Registration events which will be held on May 21, 2019.

Location Date(s)
American History High School August 19th – August 23rd
Arts High School August 5th – August 23rd
Bard Early College High School August 5th – August 16th
Barringer High School August 12th – August 16th
Central High School July 8th – July 26th
East Side High School August 19th – August 23rd
Eagle Academy for Young Men August 19th – August 23rd
Malcolm X Shabazz High School August 5th – August 9th
Science Park High School 9th Graders: August 12th – August 16th
7th Graders: August 19th – August 23rd
Technology High School August 19th – August 22nd
University High School August 19th – August 23rd
Weequahic High School August 12th – August 23rd
West Side High School August 5th – August 9th