Summer Rising

Summer Rising Enrollment is Open!

This summer, DOE and DYCD plan to serve a record number of students through Summer Rising, a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K-8. 

We encourage families to apply early to secure a spot at their preferred location. Enrollment is quick and easy, and it can be completed from any device with an internet connection or by contacting your school’s Parent Coordinator.

This year, families can submit one enrollment per child, so please choose your site carefully. You can enroll at any Summer Rising location with seats available for your child's grade band (K-5 or 6-8). Many schools will be located in a different building for the summer; if you are unsure where your school will be operating Summer Rising, contact your school or view the building list posted further down on this webpage.

If your child has a 9-digit OSIS (student ID) number, make sure you have it on-hand to complete your enrollment.

Please Note:

  • We will be reserving Summer Rising seats for students who need to attend summer school for promotional purposes.
  • We will be reserving Summer Rising seats for students whose IEPs recommend 12-month programmatic services (participating in D75 Ch. 683 and D1-32 ESY programming), and therefore these students do not need to enroll via the Enrollment Portal. We will share more information with families in the coming weeks on how to sign up for afternoon enrichment programming.
  • Students in ASD Nest/Horizon programs, students in D75 Inclusion programs, and students with 12-month related services (who would like to participate in Summer Rising and are not already in 12-month Ch. 683 or ESY programming) will need to enroll in Summer Rising via the Enrollment Portal. Families have received communications with additional details and should reach out to their principal for more information or with questions.
  • We encourage charter school families to contact their school about programming they may be offering through Summer Boost NYC, a new summer initiative focused on supporting charter school students this summer. Charter school families can enroll in either Summer Rising or Summer Boost NYC programming, but not both.

Program Overview

Students in grades K-8 will have access to both academics and enrichment programming over the course of the day, including field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. Programs will be full-day, in-person, and planned and operated collaboratively by school principals and community-based organizations. The environment will be safe and supportive with staff prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

A typical day for students in grades K-8 will include a mix of academic support, social emotional learning, and enrichment activities. Academics will be provided by licensed teachers in the morning and enrichment will be led by community-based organization staff. Students with disabilities who may require additional supports to participate in programming, such as a paraprofessional, will receive those supports as needed. We are actively developing a transportation plan for this summer and will share details as soon as possible.

Children in DOE 3-K and pre-K who have an IEP that recommends an extended school year (12-month) special class program will participate in a summer program at an Extended School Year (ESY) or District 75 site. 

Summer Rising 2022 is a partnership between New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).

Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can I go to for support with enrollment?  Families should email, call 311, or speak to their Parent Coordinator, for support with Summer Rising enrollment. Families who do not have internet access or cannot access the enrollment portal should reach out to their Parent Coordinator, who can help them complete the application.
  • Is the Summer Rising Enrollment Portal available in multiple languages? Yes. Users can select their preferred language using the “widget” at the top right of the page. 
  • Can families with children in charter schools or nonpublic schools apply for Summer Rising? Yes. Any student who lives in NYC and is currently in grades K-8 is eligible to apply for Summer Rising 2022. 
  • Can I enroll my child at any site across the city? How can I search to find the best location for them? Yes, you can search by zip code, CBO, or school name and select any site that displays in the application. 
  • How is this enrollment process different from last year? This year, our new Summer Rising Enrollment Portal will provide one centralized place for families to enroll in a Summer Rising program. Unlike last year, families will enroll in a single program (they cannot submit multiple applications) and will be able to confirm their spot immediately upon completing the enrollment process.
  • Why is the list of programs visible in the application shorter than the list on this webpage? The application will only show sites that serve your child’s grade level and still have seats available in their program. When a program is full, it will no longer display in the application. This means there is no need for a waitlist or for families to rank options. As soon as a family completes their enrollment, they will receive a confirmation email and have a spot in the program. 
  • Can I sign up my child for only a portion of the day? Families enroll in a Summer Rising seat, which includes programming from Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. 
  • What should I expect after completing my child’s enrollment? The DYCD CBO paired with your child’s Summer Rising program will be reaching out to support you in completing and collecting a short follow-up form. 
  • When will the Enrollment Portal close? We strongly encourage families to apply as soon as possible; the sooner a family applies, the more likely they are to receive a seat at their preferred location. For best availability, families should sign up by May 22.
  • Can I change my child’s summer site choice after registration? What happens if I make a mistake on the application? Families can only enroll once per child. For this reason, they should review their application carefully before submitting. For support or questions, please email




K-5 Summer Rising

Academics, social-emotional learning, and enrichment activities for 6 weeks, followed by a 7th week of DYCD CBO-led enrichment and trips

July 5-August 19

Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm, followed by extended day enrichment until 6pm

Grades 6-8 Summer Rising

Academics, social-emotional learning, and enrichment activities, including field trips to parks and other venues

July 5-August 12

Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm followed by extended day enrichment until 6pm

Students with 12-month IEPs (District 75)

Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning (in collaboration with CBOs/enrichment providers for grades K-8)

July 5-August 12

Monday to Friday, 8:10am to 2:40pm (or similar 6.5-hour day)*

Students with 12-month IEPs (Districts 1-32 Extended School Year)

Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning (in collaboration with CBOs/enrichment providers)

July 5-August 12

Monday to Friday, 8:10am to 2:10pm (or similar 6-hour day)*

ASD Programs

K-8 students in current ASD Nest and Horizon programs who have IEPs that recommend 12-month related services receive their related services, specifically speech, by a trained provider with a focus on social and pragmatic communication skills

July 5-August 1

Monday to Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm*

Students with 12-month IEPs will have the option to participate in extended day enrichment hours (described above) and programming through August 12, 2022 (6-8 students) and August 19, 2022 (K-5 students). We will share details in the coming weeks.