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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS Announces Summer Programs, Camps

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is at the forefront of offering and providing

access to outstanding educational programs. Students in all grade levels will have the

opportunity to participate in educational services at selected school sites during the summer

session, which is scheduled for July 1 – 29, 2019. These services are designed to

support students to successfully meet academic grade level requirements.


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


• Grade Three Summer Reading Camp for retained third-grade students and 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;


• Students in grades 9-12 who will 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); and


• Specialized programs for migrant, immigrant, neglected and delinquent students.


Summer School Schedule

The 2019 Summer School will operate from Monday, July 1 through Monday, July 29, 2019 (20 days); No classes on Thursday, July 4.


The instructional day for elementary schools and K-8 centers (third-grade students) shall consist of five hours and 15 minutes for students. The middle school instructional day shall consist of 3 hours for students. The proposed 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 2-12 may enroll in a variety of activities including but not limited to, educational, recreational, cultural, social, enrichment and course recovery for promotion/graduation, as appropriate, offered through various district departments.  

Summer camp programs will also be provided at designated elementary and middle schools. Information about the summer camp programs may be found at www.dadecommunityschools.net, or at the office of Community Education Programs at 305 817-0014. 

M-DCPS will provide links to online applications, tools, and games that students in grades K-12 can access 24/7 via the Student Portal.  These resources will allow them 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 (FNEI) will be collaborating with Miami-Dade County, the Children’s Trust, and Career Source South Florida to expand the County’s Summer Youth Internship Program through the District’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP). The program will be held (July 1 – August 2, 2019). This initiative will provide youth additional educational, work experience and training opportunities through a paid internship.  Along with receiving stipends, program participants will also earn high school credit and be given the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit through Miami Dade College.   


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