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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

Summer’s Nearing! Time to Start Thinking about M-DCPS Summer Programs, Camps!

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is at the forefront of offering and providing access to outstanding educational programs. Students will have the opportunity to participate in educational services at selected school sites during the summer session scheduled for July 5 – August 1, 2017. These services are designed to assist students to successfully meet academic grade-level requirements.


Listed below is the eligibility criteria and program information for selected students:

Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) for 4 to 5 year-old students who did not participate in VPK during the regular school year program.

Grade 3 Summer Reading Camp for retained third-grade students and selected rising third grade students (listed on the Summer Services Eligibility Roster of Rising Grade 3 Students). Parents of eligible students are notified via a summer registration letter.

Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students who are either in need of retaking one failed course or are missing one course required for promotion may participate in summer school.

Students in grades 9-12 may be co-enrolled in Adult Education for course recovery and promotion/graduation.

Students with disabilities, who meet eligibility criteria, may participate in all available grade appropriate summer services, including Extended School Year (ESY) Services, in accordance with their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).

Migrant, immigrant, neglected and delinquent students may participate in specialized programs.


Summer School Schedule

The 2017 Summer School offerings will operate for a total of 20 days from Wednesday, July 5, through Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  No classes will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  The instructional day for elementary schools and K-8 centers (third-grade students) shall consist of five hours and fifteen minutes for students. The middle school instructional day shall consist of three hours for students. The student schedule is as follows:


Elementary and K-8 Centers (third-grade students) 8:35 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

K-8 Centers (grades 6-8) 8:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Middle Schools (grades 6-8) 9:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.



Summer Academic/Enrichment Offerings


Students in grades 4-12 may enroll in a variety of educational, recreational, cultural, social, enrichment, and course recovery for promotion/graduation activities, as appropriate, offered through various District departments.  

Summer camp programs will also be available at designated elementary and middle schools.  

Additional information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Community Education Programs at 305 817-0014.

The District will provide links to online applications, tools, and games that students can access 24/7 via the Student Portal.  These resources will allow students in grades K-12 to practice and apply what they learned during the school year and to explore new concepts.  

Summer Youth Internship Program

M-DCPS and the Foundation for New Education Initiatives will be collaborating with Miami-Dade County and the Children’s Trust to expand the County’s Summer Youth Internship Program through the District’s Youth Internship Program. This initiative will provide youth with additional educational, work experience, and training opportunities through a paid internship.  Along with receiving stipends, program participants will also earn high school credit and have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit through Miami Dade College.  For additional information, please contact the District’s Youth Internship Program Hotline at 305-693-3005.


Information about summer programs may be found at http://summerschool.dadeschools.net/.    


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