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 by building positive relationships and creating opportunities for exploration that put youth on track for their future academic success in a thriving and fun environment.
The 2021 Summer B.O.O.S.T. program is anticipated to run from June 28 - August 4.
The Summer B.O.O.S.T. program for current Kindergarten (K) - Seventh Grade (7) students will run from Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Summer B.O.O.S.T. program for current Eighth Grade (8) - Eleventh Grade (11) students will run from Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:30pm
On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, District officials announced the need to postpone the start date of the Summer BOOST program by one week (Monday, June 28) to adjust for staffing shortages through the reduction of the size of the program. On Thursday, June 24, 2021, families received information on their status in the Summer BOOST program. While we are extremely saddened and disappointed that any student will be turned away, it is because of the teacher and staff’s commitment we will be able to serve 1,500 of our students most at risk of losing ground ahead of the next school year.
Students have been prioritized for participation in the program based on need, including COVID Compensatory Services (CCS) and student performances in English Language Arts and Math. In addition to reducing the number of students served, the following changes have been made to summer programming:
- Approximately 50 students slated to attend Summer BOOST at the Pittsburgh Weil facility will now participate in the program at Pittsburgh King.
- Students set to receive both CCS and Extended School Year (ESY) at Pittsburgh Conroy will now only receive ESY beginning July 12th. There will be no CCS services provided at Pittsburgh Conroy during the summer. Families will receive additional information related to the rescheduling of services at a later date.
All students initially signed up for BOOST can keep their devices throughout the summer to access PPS programming and resources.
If you are looking for additional summer opportunities, we recommend visiting the Allegheny Child Care Finder at https://find.alleghenychildcare.org. This year-round resource allows you to search for summer, after-school, and childcare programs throughout Allegheny County. Families can also contact the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Family Hotline at 412-256-8536 (English) or 412-335-7446 (Española).