Summer B.O.O.S.T. Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated on 6/16/2021
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 9:00am - 4:00pm. 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!
For current 8-11 students, B.O.O.S.T. is a half-day program running from 9:00am - 12:30pm. Each morning, students will participate in a 60 minute block of Math, a 60 minute block of English-Language Arts, and a 60 minute block dedicated to social-emotional learning. While this program ends at 12:30pm, B.O.O.S.T. will work with community-based organizations outside of the program to connect interested participants to additional college and career readiness programming. This may include paid work opportunities.
When is the Summer B.O.O.S.T. program?
The 2021 program will take place Monday - Thursday from June 28- August 4. Program will not be in session on Monday, July 5, 2021.
The K-7 program will run from 9:00am - 4:00pm
The 8 - 11 program will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm
Where will my child attend the program?
The program will be taking place in-person across a number of regional sites. Because of limited capacity in buildings, 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 2021 site locations.
K-4 Sites: Carmalt, Faison, Langley, Minadeo, Weil
K-7 Sites: King
5-7 Sites: Sci-Tech, South Hills
8-11 Site: Obama
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?
The application period for Summer B.O.O.S.T. has closed.
How do I sign my child up?
**Please note that the Summer B.O.O.S.T. application closed at 5:00pm on May 7, 2021**
My child receives services through PSE. Can they attend Summer B.O.O.S.T.?
Absolutely! The program enrollment was open to all PPS students in grades K-11.
When will I find out if my child is accepted into the program?
On June 16, 2021, District officials announced the need to postpone the start of the Summer BOOST program one week to Monday, June 28, to adjust for staffing shortages. During this one-week delay District staff will need to significantly reduce the number of students served throguh the program based on student need. Families will receive confirmation of their status in the Summer BOOST progam Friday, June 18.