2023 Summer Programs
Summer School Bus Information
Summer School bus information will be available through the WooEdu Parent Portal for your child beginning on Sunday, June 25.
If you are not able to find the information through the Parent Portal, you can contact the district Transportation Department at 508-799-3241. The office will open at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26.
If you need assistance accessing the Parent Portal or have other summer school questions, please call the District Office at 508-799-3499.
June 26 – July 20
The theme for Elementary Programs is the Celebration of Language. Students rising in grades 1-5 will explore the many ways that language has been used to communicate, express, and create throughout history. They will also participate in Math Explorations and Enrichment Activities.
- Clark Street – Contact Jenna Landry for more information
- Chandler Elementary – Contact Margaret Murphy for more information
- Elm Park – Contact Michael Dunphy for more information
- Jacob Hiatt – Contact Martha Dewar for more information
- May Street – Contact Maria Beaudette for more information
- Midland Street – Contact Tara Dexter for more information
- City View – Contact Erin Derr for more information
- Grafton Street – Contact Denise Hurley for more information
- Lake View – Contact Angelina LaRose for more information
- Roosevelt – Contact Carmen Garcia for more information
- Vernon Hill – Contact Kelly Boyd for more information
- Claremont* – Contact Cindy Grassechi-Roach for more information
- Canterbury Street – Contact Leandra Carey for more information
- Columbus Park – Contact Christina Brunelle for more information
- Goddard School – Contact Kara Scichilone for more information
- Heard Street – Contact Cindy Vail for more information
- Quinsigamond – Contact Lauren Racca for more information
- Woodland – Contact Yaribel Campos for more information
* This program provides students with opportunities to receive extra support in English Language Arts and Math, and participate in Physical Education and social skill development.
June 26 – July 20
This program provides students with opportunities to receive extra support in English Language Arts and Math, and participate in Physical Education and social skill development.
- Burncoat Middle – Contact Emily Zavaia for more information
- Claremont – Contact Cindy Grassechi-Roach for more information
- Forest Grove – Contact Jason O’Connell for more information
- Sullivan Middle – Contact Jamie Moreau for more information
- Worcester East Middle – Contact Bruce O’Connell for more information
Summer Registration is ongoing for enrichment at the school site.
June 26 – July 20
This program provides students with opportunities to recover credit for classes in which they earned a final mark of 55-64 in English Language Arts, Math, or Science. PLATO credit recovery is available for other courses
- Burncoat High – Contact Tom Gibbons for more information
- Doherty* – Contact Ron Mariano for more information
- North High – Contact Juliamy Saraiva for more information
- South – Contact Dan Little for more information
- University Park (at Claremont) – Contact Cindy Grassechi-Roach for more information
- Worcester Tech – Contact Patti Suomala for more information
* Students will attend the summer programming at Worcester Technical High School.
High School registration will be available at the summer location on June 26-27, 2023. After this date there is no more registration available for summer program.
Worcester Arts Explorers Camp
July 10-14, July 17-21, July 23-28
Worcester Arts Explorers (WAE) is a camp for arts-curious students currently in grades 4, 5, and 6. Register now!
Early College Summer Academy
July 31-August 4 (Session 1), August 7-11 (Session 2)
Grades 9 & 10
This FREE program is available for rising freshmen and sophomores who are interested in possibly attending the Early College Program, in which they receive college credits during high school.
Students participate in workshops, lab experiments, and hands-on learning in a college environment. Located at Worcester State University. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided.
Multilingual Education Programing
June 26 – July 20
Worcester Public Schools will hold in-person summer programs for Secondary Spanish Math Support, Middle School ESL Intensive, Secondary ESL and College and Career Readiness, Bilingual Elementary, and NCC Elementary.
- Secondary Spanish Math Support – Registration: English / Español
- Middle School ESL Intensive – Registration: English | Shqipe | العربية | Kreyòl ayisyen | नेपाली | Português | Español | Twi | Tiếng Việt | Kiswahili | Dari | Pashto
Quinsigamond Community College
- Secondary ESL and College and Career Readiness – Registration: English | Shqipe | العربية | Français | Kreyòl ayisyen | नेपाली | Português | Español | Twi | Tiếng Việt | Kiswahili | Dari | Pashto
- Bilingual Elementary – Registration: English / Español
Special Education Extended School Year Services (ESY)
July 10-20, July 31 – August 10
Worcester Public Schools will hold in-person Half-day ESY Program and Itinerant ESY Services (Speech, Occupational, Physical, and/or Learning Disability)
- Norrback – for students who attend the Primary SAIL and LAB program
- Roosevelt – for students who attends the Life skills and Transitional Life Skills Programs
- South High – All Secondary Level Programs (STEP, COAST, TLS/LS, LAB) and Transition Program
- Fanning – 4 ESOL Classes
Contact your child’s teacher and/or your evaluation team chairperson for clarification at 508-799-3055
This program is free for Worcester Public Schools students in grades 4-12 who have studied an instrument for at least one year. Students will participate in sectionals, lessons, and ensemble work with other students from throughout the Worcester Public Schools. In addition, we will also have plenty of fun!
Non-WPS Summer Programs
Fitness in the Parks
June 5 – August 27
Worcester Fitness in the Parks is a FREE 12-week program presented by the City of Worcester Department of Health and Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, in partnership with the YMCA of Central Massachusetts and YWCA of Central Massachusetts. The goal of this program is to create a healthier Worcester by providing residents with opportunities to engage in healthy eating, active living, and community building.
Girls Basketball Camp
The Worcester State Womens Basketball Team will be hosting a week long girls basketball summer camp at Worcester State University for those ages 6-18. The camp is designed to allow current and prospective basketball players to receive instruction to develop fundamental skills through individual and team skills, games and special contests.
YouthConnect Summer Evening Program
July 5 – August 25
Provide neighborhood-based summer, recreational, educational, and cultural activities to isolated and underserved Worcester middle school age youth.
July 3 to August 11
The Recreation Worcester program provides access to free, enriching youth development programs based in arts, athletics, academics, and social-emotional learning.
July 17 – August 17
Students entering 6th- 9th grade
The Audre Lorde Transformative Arts School (ALTAS) is a FREE summer learning opportunity for youth to engage in arts-integrated, literacy-rich, justice-oriented and community-based projects and get social-emotional support and leadership experience. ALTAS will be hosted at Clark University and serve a cohort of middle school participants (students entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall).
July 5 – August 11
Tenacity is a free tennis and reading program offered in collaboration with the City of Worcester in multiple locations in Worcester.
ASPIRE Community Academy (Latino Education Institute)
July 11 – August 11
Middle School Students
This is a summer opportunity for kids to have fun and engage in exploration activities. From July 11th-August 11th, from 9:30am-2:30pm at Worcester State University, Learning Resource Center Room 208, 486 Chandler Street.
For more information or to register contact Jenny Velez or call 508-414-8442
Youth Effect Summer Youth Program – Be a Star
July 5 – August 10
Youth Effect Summer Youth Program is a free initiative of South East Asian Coalition that will be offering a summer program for kids ages 8-17. It will take place from July 5th – August 10 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They will run two cohorts, one from 10am-2pm and one from 2pm-7pm. Activities include drawing and painting, mentoring, sports, and gardening. The program will take place at 50 Portland St #521 in Worcester, MA 01608.
For information call 774-214-0045 or email contact person
Youth Effect Summer Youth Program – Latin Dance Classes
July 5 – August 10
Free Admission Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00PM at 50 Portland Street #521 Worcester, MA 01608
For more information contact 508-791-4373.
ACE Summer Reading Program
July 10 – August 4
Students will work on completing their WPS summer reading requirement and engage in reading, thinking, writing and having fun with books; playing sports, games and doing computer activities; robotics, making art, and doing field trips. Monday thru Thursday from noon to 4:30pm. Lunch will be provided.
ACE Workforce Development Program
July 10 – August 4
Students will explore the job application process with a goal of getting a job. They will engage in activities such as: Producing a resume and cover letter, practicing completing applications, practicing interviewing skills, learning about finding, and applying for jobs and field trips. Monday thru Thursday from 10am to noon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.