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    Summer B.O.O.S.T. Program

    Frequently Asked Questions 


    Last Updated on 3/24/2022

    What is the Summer B.O.O.S.T. program?

    The PPS Summer B.O.O.S.T. program is a no-cost summer learning program designed to support students with building positive relationships and creating opportunities for exploration that put youth on track for their future academic success in a thriving and fun environment.

    • B - Building Positive Relationships
    • O - Opportunities for Exploration
    • O - On Track for Your Future
    • S - Supporting Academic Success
    • T - Thriving in a Fun Environment

    For current K-7 students, B.O.O.S.T. is a full-day program running from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Every morning, students will participate in a 90 minute block of Math and a 90 minute block of English-Language Arts instruction, each led by a PPS expert teacher. Every afternoon, each participant will have the opportunity to engage in exciting and fun enrichment activities led by one of our community providers. Previous activities have have included kayaking, ceramics, LEGO building, and more! 

    When is the Summer B.O.O.S.T. program?

    The 2022 program will take place Monday - Friday from July 5 - July 29.


    Where will my child attend the program? 

    The program will be taking place in-person across a number of regional sites. Site placements will be informed by a number of factors. These will include a child's school, their home address, proximity to transportation routes, and classroom capacity. We anticipate being able to share site placement in June once the program application has closed and transportation has been determined. Please see below for Summer 20221 site locations.


    Pittsburgh Arlington | 800 Rectenwald St, Pittsburgh, PA 15210

    Pittsburgh Langley | 2940 Sheraden Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15204

    Pittsburgh Obama | 515 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Pittsburgh Conroy | 1398 Page St, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (for current Conroy students only)

    Pittsburgh Oliver Citywide Academy | 2323 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (for current OCA students only)

    Pittsburgh Pioneer | 775 Dunster St, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 (for current Pioneer students only)

    If you have recently moved, please confirm your new address with your child's school as this may impact camp site placement.

    Who is eligible to apply? 

    All students currently in grades K-7 at a Pittsburgh Public School are eligible to apply to attend BOOST, and eligibility extends to students in grades 8 - 12 at Pittsburgh Conroy, Pittsburgh OCA, and Pittsburgh Pioneer.

    How do I sign my child up?

    **Please note that the Summer B.O.O.S.T. application will close on May 13, 2022 at 5 pm**

    My child receives services through PSE. Can they attend Summer B.O.O.S.T.?

    Absolutely! The program enrollment is open to all PPS students who have completed K-7th grade, as well as students in grades 8-12 at our PSE center schools (Conroy, Pioneer and OCA). 

    When will I find out if my child is accepted into the program? 

    We anticipate letting families know their child's status in late May.

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