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Information for New Parents

Summer Programs

2023 Summer Programs

Click Here to View Summer Reading Web Page

View the 2023 Summer Meal Truck Schedule

Infographic: Summer Programs: Worcester Public Schools

School-Based 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.

Burncoat Quadrant
Doherty Quadrant
North Quadrant
South Quadrant

* 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.

Elementary Summer School Registration

Middle School

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.

Summer Registration is ongoing for enrichment at the school site.

High School

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

* 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!

Worcester Arts Explorers Camp Registration

Contact Lisa Leach with any questions.

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.

Early College Summer Academy Registration

Contact Dan St. Louis with any questions.

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.

Multilingual Summer Academies Overview

Claremont Academy
Quinsigamond Community College
Flagg Street
Clark Street

For additional information and/or questions regarding these programs please contact Steve Alzamora.

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

Worcester UNITES

June 26-29

Grades 4-12

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!

Worcester UNITES Registration

Contact Lisa Leach with any questions.

Non-WPS Summer Programs

Fitness in the Parks

June 5 – August 27

All ages

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.

Fitness in the Parks Overview

Girls Basketball Camp

July 17-21

Ages 6-18

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.

Girls Basketball Camp Registration

For more information please contact Coach Tessmer.

YouthConnect Summer Evening Program

July 5 – August 25

Grades 6-9

Provide neighborhood-based summer, recreational, educational, and cultural activities to isolated and underserved Worcester middle school age youth.

YouthConnect Summer Evening Program Overview

Recreation Worcester

July 3 to August 11

Ages 7-13

The Recreation Worcester program provides access to free, enriching youth development programs based in arts, athletics, academics, and social-emotional learning.

Recreation Worcester Overview


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).

ATLAS Registration

Contact for questions regarding ATLAS


July 5 – August 11

Ages 6-15

Tenacity is a free tennis and reading program offered in collaboration with the City of Worcester in multiple locations in Worcester.

Tenacity Overview

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

Ages 8-17

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

All ages

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

Grades 3-12

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.

For information contact Sly Dwyer.

ACE Workforce Development Program

July 10 – August 4

Grades 10-12

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.

For information contact Sly Dwyer.