Summer Programs

DPS Options –

Achieving Excellence Academy (AEA): The pilot AEA summer program is an immersive four-week cultural-identity and ethnic studies program on Black/African-American and Latinx experiences and ancestral histories. This space will also provide opportunities to unpack and explore varied racial, social, historic and modern civic complexities facing marginalized populations and communities in the 21st century.

·  Gen Teach Expansion: This program is a free, five-week Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) academic acceleration summer program for DPS students who are entering grades 6-8.

·  Ready for 202X: Ready for 202X is a four-week, interdisciplinary model that uses science as its base. Students will explore environmental science using a hands-on approach through investigations, literacy-rich activities and digital tools that engage students in analytical thinking and problem solving. Participating students receive 10 credits or one unit toward graduation requirements.

Summer Connections
Youth Empowerment Program

Night Moves
Summer Science Institute by Metro University of Denver (MS)
Summer Science Scholars@MSU Denver (HS)

Summer Science Scholars @ MSU Denver

Date: June 13-July 1, 2022

Grade: Now open to ALL HS students!

The Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) provides a summer program for high school and community college students interested in STEM. The goal of the program is to promote STEM interests, build STEM identity, and foster community building.  The Summer Science Scholar program is a 3-week full day program from 9am-3pm. This program is free, and students who complete the program will earn a $500 stipend. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled.  Please email questions to or call (303) 615-0294. Click here for more information and the link to apply.

Denver Public Schools Library – Youth Belong
Sims Fayola Middle School Summer Camp
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College
Great Leaders.  Great Thinkers.  Great Communicators.  Introducing an incredible opportunity for our young men in grades 5-7.  Introducing Sims Fayola’s Summer Camp from June 6th-July 1st.  Our middle school students will receive enrichment in the areas of:

Physical and nutritional wellness
Social-Emotional Skill Development and Mentorship
Breakdance and Hip Hop
Academic Support
Career Exposure
Field Trips

Due to the construction at DMLK starting this summer, camp will take place at Florida Pitt Waller.  Registration is now open.  Priority registration is open to DMLK and FPW students through May 6th.To register, scan the QR code or visit  If you have questions, please contact


Presentamos una oportunidad increíble para nuestros jóvenes en los grados 5-7. Presentamos el campamento de verano de Sims Fayola del 6 de junio al 1 de julio. Nuestros estudiantes de secundaria recibirán enriquecimiento en las áreas de:

Bienestar físico y nutricional
Producción musical
Tutoría y desarrollo de habilidades socioemocionales
Breakdance y Hip Hop
Soporte academico
Exposición profesional
Viajes al campo

Debido a la construcción en DMLK a partir de este verano, el campamento se llevará a cabo en Florida Pitt Waller. La inscripción ya está abierta. La inscripción prioritaria está abierta para estudiantes de DMLK y FPW a través de 6 de mayo
Para registrarse, escanee el código QR o visite . Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con
Creating memories to last a lifetime
See More Impact Labs (Virtual HS Camp)

The program includes:

the next-generation online CSM Course for High Performance that:

includes both academic (professional math and literacy), meta-cognitive (learning strategies and mindsets), and social-emotional (persistence, attention to detail, intention to excel, and self-efficacy) instruction

is the only adaptive learning to operate simultaneously in the academic, learning, behavioral and affective domains

had the highest math and literacy outcomes in a national evaluation of educational technology, ahead of ALEKS (McGraw-Hill) and MyFoundationsLab (Pearson)

the unique Career Strategies course that builds an internal career coach by teaching lifelong career decision-making as a skill

a personal coach, who will be a Denver-area secondary teacher or counselor

college and career events introducing students to representatives from 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges (both credit and vocational/certificate programs), underrepresented college students, apprenticeship programs, and more.

college credit: the CSM Course gains credit at colleges (often key math credit) with nearly 1 million students (including Western Governors University, Colorado State University-Global, Southern New Hampshire University, and more).

a $100 completion bonus

an “inside track” to a $10,000 postsecondary scholarship through the Cielo Foundation

The program is appropriate for students of ALL academic abilities – while it includes adaptive remediation to 5th grade math and literacy skills, the same CSM Course is used by college students and corporate managers with advanced degrees. The logic is that while everyone needs different skills, the High Performance skills addressed in the CSM course have value for everyone.

See More Opportunity Summer Program is free for all Denver-area students who are currently in 9th-12th grade (including those graduating this year) and meet loose income thresholds (much less restrictive than free and reduced lunch). Students who do not meet the income threshold can still benefit from the program, but the cost will be $100 (and no completion bonus). Students much have at least basic conversational English, and CSM will help build “academic English” skills.

The program is for 8 weeks, and students are required to commit to 50 hours (approximately 1 hour per day). Students can work on their own schedule, and if they miss a week or two to vacation, they can make it up at other times. If they don’t complete CSM or Career Strategies during the 8 weeks, their registration to CSM and Career Strategies is lifelong (along with access to a coach!), and they can continue working during the school year. Students who complete CSM in less time will be given access to the CSM+ courses, which build college-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

For students taking the course, we are also offering CSM, Career Strategies and a coach to parents – we are very interested in family/two-generation models. The program might serve for parents alternatively as GED training, gaining college credit/aspirations, and/or building professional skills.

The application deadline is May 22 (many apologies for the late notice!), and more information and the application can be found at You can also download a one-page PDF flyer here (English) and here (Spanish).

Flyer in English:
Flyer in Spanish:

Additional programs offered through the City and County of Denver can be found here. For questions or assistance about DPS summer programs, please contact the Expanded Academic Learning department at or call 720-423-3629.