Summer Program Information

Extended School Year (ESY)

  • Extended School Year (ESY) provides special education and related services to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year.
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal special education law, says that school districts, intermediate units, and charter schools must provide extended school year services if a student needs these services to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). In some cases, interruptions in the school schedule, such as summer break, will result in children with disabilities losing many of their basic skills and taking a long time to get those skills back once school begins again. ESY services are provided during breaks in the educational schedule to prevent this loss.

English Learner Summer Program

  • The English Learner Summer Program is for English Learners (ELs) currently in grades 5 to 7 (rising 6th to 8th graders) who are new to the country (less than 3 years).  The morning program will include instruction in English and math taught by School District of Philadelphia teachers. The afternoon program includes enrichment courses such as art, music, and drama.  These courses will be facilitated by Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).

Parkway Accuplacer and Center City Bridge

  • The Accuplacer Enrichment Program will support current 9th grade students in developing skills needed to successfully pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam at Community College of Philadelphia. The programming and curriculum will be based on the Diagnostic Test administered to students earlier in the school year. The Summer Accuplacer Enrichment Program is geared towards all students in the 9th grade who have not placed at college level in either Math or Reading or both. This summer opportunity will further enhance and reinforce their education from the previous year, as well as support their needs as they prepare for the placement test.
  • The purpose of Parkway CC Summer Bridge is to provide students with a jumpstart on their 9th grade year. The school is becoming a middle college high school and the bridge program will help prepare them for the rigorous coursework that they will be taking on.  Students will take a college course in the morning and come back to the school in the afternoon to work with teachers.

Senior Center

  • 11th GRADE – Students can remediate no more than two (2) credit recovery classes in the area of English, History, Math, Science or Spanish. These credit recovery courses are offered to 11th grade students enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia as indicated in Infinite Campus (IC).
  • 12th GRADE – Students can remediate no more than two (2) credit recovery classes and/or the Multi-Disciplinary Project and are eligible to graduate at the conclusion of summer school. These credit recovery courses are offered to 12th grade students enrolled in The School District of Philadelphia as indicated in Infinite Campus (IC).

Summer Bridge

  • Summer Bridge is geared towards providing programming in order to support incoming 9th grade students in a successful transition to high school, improve the quality of relationships between new students, teachers, and staff prior to enrolling in the fall.

All Programs

  • Current SDP employees may apply within their current area of appointment.
  • Contracted employees and long-term substitutes are NOT eligible for summer employment.
  • All teachers MUST hold current, valid PA teaching certifications in the area of application.
  • You may not apply if you are teaching under an emergency permit in your area of appointment.
  • All School Nurses must have current, valid PA School Nurse certification that will cover the entire period of the summer program.
  • All Counselors, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists must have the appropriate current, valid PA licensure

Extended School Year (ESY)

  • Employees currently appointed in the following areas:
    • Assistant Principals
    • Classrooms Assistants (Deaf/Hard of Hearing Classroom Assistants, School Aides III, School Aides III Widener, Special Education Classroom Assistants, and Special Education One to Ones)
    • Counselors
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Physical Therapists
    • School Nurses
    • Secretaries
    • Sign Language Interpreters
    • Speech Therapists
    • Teachers of Art, Music, Physical Education, and Special Education
      • ESY must provide services for all levels of support (Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Deaf/Hearing Impaired Support, Learning Support, Life Skills Support, Multiple Disabilities Support, and Vision Impaired Support). You may be assigned to serve under a different Special Education exceptionality from your role in the school year.

English Learner Summer Program

  • Employees currently appointed in the following areas:
    • Assistant Principals
    • School Nurses
    • Secretaries
    • Teachers of English (7-12), ESOL, Middle-Years English (4-8),
    • Middle-Years Mathematics (4-8), Middle-Years Science (4-8)

Parkway Accuplacer and Center City Bridge

  • Employees currently appointed in the following areas:
    • School Nurses
    • Secretaries
    • Student Climate Staff

Senior Center

  • Employees currently appointed in the following areas:
    • Assistant Principals
    • School Nurses
    • Secretaries
    • Teachers of Biology, Chemistry, English, ESOL, Math, Physical Education, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, and Special Education

Summer Bridge

  • Employees currently appointed in the following areas:
    • Assistant Principals
    • School Nurses
    • Secretaries
    • Student Climate Staff
    • Teachers of ELA (7-12) and Math (7-12)
      • ELA teachers will be expected to use the i-Ready program as part of their role in Summer Bridge.

All Programs

  • Program coordinators and special positions will be interviewed and assigned by the organizing office.
  • Assistant Principals and Secretaries have the home school option, but they MUST submit an application on the Employee Portal and the Principal MUST inform the Program Lead and summerquestions@philasd.org of this by email before April 1, 2019.
  • Preference is given to staff who have worked each summer program in the past. Placement is made based on program seniority, then system seniority.
  • It is possible that, due to leveling of classes, an employee may be moved to another site within the same summer program after the program has begun. If layoffs are needed they will be done based upon program seniority, then system seniority.
  • You can find you seniority listed on your application screen in the Summer Programs application.

All Locations

  • See exact locations with SDP’s School Finder. Schools are listed below by program and name with neighborhood and zip code

Extended School Year (ESY)

  • E. Washington Rhodes School (Allegheny West, 19132)
    • Formerly located at Ethel Allen
  • Hancock Demonstration at Labrum (Northeast, 19114)
  • High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) (Hawthorne, 19147)
  • High School of the Future (West Philadelphia, 19104)
    • Formerly located at West Philadelphia HS
  • John B. Kelly School (Germantown, 19144)
    • Formerly located at Martin Luther King HS
  • Julia de Burgos School (West Kensington, 19133)
    • Formerly located at Kensington CAPA
  • Juniata Park Academy (Juniata, 19124)
  • Lincoln High School (Holmesburg, 19136)
  • Overbrook Educational Center (Millbourne, 19151)
    • Formerly located at Barry School
  • Thurgood Marshall School (Olney/Oak Lane, 19120)
    • Formerly located at Fels High

English Learner Summer Program

  • Gilbert Spruance (Oxford Circle, 19149)
  • Henry C. Lea (Walnut Hill, 19139)

Parkway Accuplacer and Center City Bridge

  • Parkway Center City Middle College High School (Center City, 19123)

Senior Center

  • Franklin Learning Center (Spring Garden, 19130)

Summer Bridge

  • Abraham Lincoln High School (Northeast/Mayfair, 19136)
  • E. Washington Rhodes (Allegheny West, 19132)
  • Horace Furness School (Pennsport, 19148)
  • Overbrook High School (Overbrook, 19131)
  • Parkway Northwest High School (East Germantown, 19138)
  • On Fridays, trips will be held during work hours. All employees are expected to report to the assigned school and travel with the students.

Extended School Year (ESY)

  • 7/8/19 – 8/16/19, Tuesday – Thursday (no students on 7/8 & 8/16, online training will be shared before ESY starts)
    • Assistant Principals: 8AM – 2PM
    • School Nurse: 8:30AM – 1:30PM
    • School Police Officer: 8:30AM – 1:30PM
    • Secretary: 8AM – 2PM
    • Teacher: 8:30AM – 1:30PM
    • All Other Staff: 8:30AM – 1:30PM
    • Students: 9AM – 1PM

English Learner Summer Program

  • 7/1/19 – 7/26/19, Monday – Friday (PD days on 6/6, 6/7 & 6/27, no program on 7/4 and 7/5/19)
    • Assistant Principal: 8AM – 3:30PM
    • EL Point Person: 8AM – 3:30PM
    • School Nurse: 8:30AM – 3PM
    • School Police Officer: 8AM – 3:30PM
    • Secretary: 8AM – 12:30PM
    • Teacher: 8:30AM – 12PM
    • Students: 8:30AM – 3PM

Parkway Accuplacer and Center City Bridge

  • 7/9/19 – 8/7/19, Monday- Thursday (PD days on 6/6 and 6/7)
    • School Nurse: 10AM – 2PM
    • Secretary: 8:15AM – 3:30 PM
    • Student Climate Staff: 8:15AM – 11:15AM

Senior Center

  • 6/17/19 – 7/19/19, Monday – Friday (no program the week of 7/1-7/5)
    • All Staff: 8AM – 1:30PM
    • Students: 8AM – 1:30PM

Summer Bridge

  • 6/17/19    – 7/12/19, Monday – Friday, (no program on 7/4 or 7/5/19)
    • Math Teachers PD: 5/11 and 5/18/19, 8:30-3:30PM
    • ELA PD will be announced at a later date
    • All Staff: 8AM – 2PM
    • Students: 8:30AM – 1:30PM

Extended School Year (ESY)

  • Assistant Principals, Special Education teachers, school counselors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers of the visually impaired, teachers of the hearing impaired and school nurses will be compensated at their daily rate. The daily rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same daily rate.)
  • Classroom assistants including one to one assistants, school aide IIIs, secretaries, and sign language interpreters will be compensated at their true hourly rate based on their current salary step for the hours that they work. The hourly rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same hourly rate.).

English Learner Summer Program

  • Employees will be compensated at an hourly summer rate from July 2, 2019 to July 27, 2019.
    • All professional development sessions will be compensated at the teacher’s professional development rate (Teachers: $29.45/hour; All other support staff will receive their hourly rate). Teachers will not be compensated for lunch during the organizational/professional development sessions.
    • Assistant Principals: $54.64/hour
    • Secretaries will be compensated at their true hourly rate based on their current salary step for the hours that they work. The hourly rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same hourly rate.).
    • Teachers and School Nurses: $41.30/hour
    • For the EL Summer Program, employees will be paid at the end of the program (not every two weeks).

Parkway Accuplacer and Center City Bridge

  • School Nurses: $41.30/hour
  • Secretaries and Student Climate Staff will be compensated at their true hourly rate based on their current salary step for the hours that they work. The hourly rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same hourly rate.).
    • School Nurse: 10AM – 2PM
    • Secretary: 8:15AM – 3:30 PM
    • Student Climate Staff: 8:15AM – 11:15AM

Senior Center

  • Assistant Principals: $60.59/hour
  • Secretaries: $22.76/hour* (Senior Secretary rate will vary, please check with Classification and Compensation at compensation@philasd.org)
  • Teachers & School Nurses will be compensated based on their current pay step (not every employee will have the same hourly rate, please contact Classification and Compensation with questions at compensation@philasd.org).

Summer Bridge

  • Assistant Principals: $54.64/hour
  • Secretaries and Student Climate Staff will be compensated at their true hourly rate based on their current salary step for the hours that they work. The hourly rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same hourly rate.).
  • Teachers & School Nurses: $41.30/hour

Have an additional question? Please contact us at summerquestions@philasd.org. You can expect a response to your email within two business days.