Summer School

2015 Summer School Information

Summer School starts July 1, 2015.

When a student doesn’t meet the promotion standards for his or her grade, the family will get a letter recommending that the student go to summer school. If you have a question about whether your child should attend summer school, please contact the principal at your child's school. All summer-school and promotion policy is detailed in Chancellor’s Regulation A-501

Key Dates   |   Detailed Timeline   |   Going to Summer School   |   Appeals   |   Non-NYC Residents   |   Staff

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Key Dates

February 13 Promotion in Doubt letters mailed
June 16 Promotion Decision letters mailed
June 24 Summer School recommendations mailed
June 28 Summer bus information available
July 1 First day of Summer School
July 3 Independence Day Observed (schools and offices closed)
July 30 Last day of Summer School elementary and middle school students
August 11 Last day of Summer School for high school students
August 12-13 Regents exams for high school students
August 17 Families of students in grades 3-8 notified about promotion decisions
August 24 Promotion appeals period opens

District 75 (Chapter 683) Key Dates
July 3            Independence Day Observed (schools and offices closed)
July 6 First day of Summer School
August 13 Last day of Summer School

Detailed Timeline

February: Promotion in Doubt letters sent.
When a student is at risk of not being promoted to the next grade, the school sends his or her parents or guardians a Promotion in Doubt letter. If you receive a Promotion in Doubt letter, immediately arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, and/or principal to discuss how to get help for your child.

May: Schools determine summer school recommendations.
Families of students recommended for summer school will receive letter notification and instructions for registration in May. Most students with disabilities are assessed in accordance with the same standard promotion criteria as general education students, unless modified promotion criteria have been indicated on student’s Individualized Education Program. 

Families must notify the Office of Pupil Transportation of alternate drop-off locations by May 22.

June: Promotion Decision letters sent and students register for summer school.
Families will receive promotion decision letter indicating whether students have been promoted or retained in June. Students not making adequate progress towards meeting promotion standards will be required to attend summer school. Students attend summer school at their home school if it is offered there, or at a school nearby. High school students who need credits in specific subjects may have to attend a non-local program to get the class(es) they need. 

Students in grades 6-12 who are not promoted in June may not participate in June graduation or stepping-up ceremony activities. If you have questions about participation in elementary school graduation activities, contact the principal of your child’s school.

Instructions for appealing the promotion decision will be included in the decision letter. Families should contact the school if they do not receive a letter or if a translated version is needed.

July: Summer school begins.
For more information see Going to Summer School.

August: High school Regents exams. Promotion decisions sent to families.
High school students take Regents exams in mid August. This exam is offered by the New York State Department of Education. Students who do not enroll in summer school, including private school students, may also take Regents exams in August.

Beginning on August 17, families will be notified by mail whether their child has been promoted. Instructions for appealing the decisions will be included in this letter. Families should contact the school if they do not receive a letter or if a translated version is needed.

September: Promotion decision appeals open.

Going to Summer School

Elementary and middle school students go to summer school four hours a day, four days per week.
High school students go to summer school five hours a day, five days per week. 

  • Students are expected to attend all summer school classes. Your summer school location can provide more specific information about attendance.
  • Breakfast and lunch are offered to all summer school students.
  • General Education students who receive yellow bus transportation can find their bus route information at the Office of Pupil Transportation website beginning on June 28. Special Education students who receive bus transportation will receive letters confirming their bus routes beginning June 23.
  • High school students who require transportation must obtain a summer MetroCard (available from the summer school location).
  • Students who live in New York City, but will be entering the New York City public school system for the first time must provide proper residency documentation and copies of the student's report card and/or transcript from the current/previous school to enroll in summer school. For more information call 311.

Non-New York City Residents

Students who are not New York City residents must pay to attend summer school program. Students and parents must complete anon-resident application form and pay the applicable tuition prior to the first day of summer school. For more information, call 311.

Students who are temporary residents of New York City, and who will not enroll in a New York City public school in the fall may attend summer school, however, resident students who are currently enrolled in the New York City public school system are given priority. Non-resident students must provide the following at the time of registration:


Families can appeal promotion decisions after summer school students have been evaluated in August. If you have been notified that your child is not being promoted (either in June or in August), you have the option to appeal this decision. The letter you receive will include appeal instructions. For more information, call 311. 


Pedagogical and School-Based Support Staff

Current and former DOE employees can apply online for 2015 summer school positions, beginning mid-April. Priority will be given to applications received before May 6, 2015. Check back for more information about when the on-line application process will open.

View a summer school calendar that includes dates relevant to staff members. You will need to log on with your NYCDOE username and password.