As the end of the 2020–21 school year draws near, IPS students will have several options to continue learning during the summer months. 

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on student achievement and instruction not just locally, but throughout the country. 

In an effort to improve outcomes for students, provide interventions and make up for instruction missed this year, the district will ensure students have access to a variety of high-quality instruction and tutoring through district and community programs.

IPS Summer School

The IPS summer school program will run from June 7 – 25 and is by invitation only to more than 4,000 students in Grades 3-12 based on those with the highest academic needs. 

Programs will operate at the following school locations:

  • James A. Garfield School 31
  • Floro Torrence School 83
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58
  • James Whitcomb Riley School 43
  • Carl Wilde School 79
  • William Penn School 49
  • Northwest Middle School
  • Arlington Middle School
  • Arsenal Technical High School
  • Crispus Attucks High School
  • George Washington High School
  • Shortridge High School

IPS teachers will partner with the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and the New Teacher Project to ensure class ratios remain small.

The following Innovation schools are also tentatively scheduled to host their own summer school programs:

  • KIPP Indy
  • Phalen Leadership Academy @ Louis B. Russell 48
  • Phalen Leadership Academy @ George H. Fisher 93
  • Phalen Leadership Academy @ Francis Scott Key 103
  • Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School
  • Urban ACT Academy @ Washington Irving 14
  • Ignite Achievement Academy at Elder Diggs 42
  • Kindezi Academy
  • Matchbook Learning @ Wendell Phillips 63
  • Thrival Indy Academy
  • Adelante Schools at Emma Donnan

Summer Bridge Program

Incoming freshmen across the district are required to attend the IPS Summer Bridge program at one of the following locations:

  • Arsenal Tech High School
  • Crispus Attucks High School
  • George Washington High School
  • Shortridge High School

Potential activities could include an IndyGo Day, daily academic enrichment periods, meetings with administrators, staff and community partners, campus scavenger hunts and tours, and much more. Schools will reach out to students and parents with specific dates, times and activities.

Indy Summer Learning Labs

IPS is also partnering with several community organizations. The Mind Trust and the United Way of Central Indiana are hosting Indy Summer Learning Labs June 21 – July 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., serving any student in Grades 1–9 regardless of performance. 

Each day will consist of academic and enrichment activities at Harshman Middle School and Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School 28, in addition to multiple community locations. Free transportation will be provided to students attending the IPS sites. 

You can learn more and sign up HERE

AYS Summer Enrichment

AYS is offering a full-day summer enrichment program for IPS families with students in Grades K-6 at Sidener Academy from June 7–July 23. This program will provide a safe environment where kids will participate in fun activities that help minimize summer learning loss. 

Register by May 7 for two full days FREE and no registration fee! Learn more and register today link HERE.

Continue to check back for more information on additional available summer programs.