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IPS Offers Summer School and Enrichment Programs for Students Grades K–12

This story was updated on May 16, 2021

As the end of the 2020–21 school year draws near, IPS students 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 is ensuring 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 ran from June 7–25 and was by invitation only to more than 4,000 students in Grades 3–12 based on those with the highest academic needs. 

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

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. to 4:30 p.m., serving any student in Grades 1–9 regardless of academic 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 Innovation schools Sankofa School of Success and the PATH School at 67, along with multiple community locations. 

Free transportation will be provided to students attending the IPS sites. 

You can learn more and sign up HERE or call Enroll Indy at 317.426.3234.

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. 

Learn more and register today HERE.


IPS is offering this entrepreneurship camp at each high school in partnership with Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). The dates and times vary. Students at each high school should reach out to their high school for details.

Ernie Pyle School 90 Freedom School

Ernie Pyle School 90 will host an academic literacy program in partnership with IUPUI June 14–July 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Ernie Pyle students in Grades K–6. Families can sign up through the school.

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