Summer School 2020

  • COVID-19 Update

    On Tuesday, July 21, a federal judge ruled that the school district can only provide summer school classes if students complete a COVID test by Monday, July 27.  Although we, as a District, disagree with this decision because it requires Detroit parents to do something that non-Detroit parents are not required to do,  we want to continue to provide you with the type of educational service that you feel is best for you and your child this summer. With that said, we can provide your child with a free test at your child’s summer school site through the Detroit Health Department on Thursday or Friday.   Your child can attend on Thursday, but will need to have a test completed by Monday, July 27 to attend in person.

    Please review the attached consent form for your child to test at their summer school site. Please complete the form for testing to occur on Thursday, July 23, 2020 or Friday, July 24, 2020 and return the form with your child tomorrow. You may attend testing with your child if your time permits.  

    Drive through testing is also being offered to our summer school students on Saturday and Sunday at the Detroit Health Department at 100 Mack Avenue from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m., please register in advance at if you prefer to take your child to that location.  

    If you do not want your child tested,  then you can enroll your child in online learning or no longer attend face to face instruction.

    We are happy to continue to offer the face-to-face option and will continue to faithfully adhere to the guidelines provided by the health authorities and in accord with the state’s return to learn plan.

    If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s summer school site.


    Detroit Public Schools Community District will be offering Face-to-Face and Virtual Learning instruction for Summer School. Both of these instructional modalities will offer K-8 enrichment in literacy and Math, 6-12th grade credit recovery and 9-12th acceleration, or dual enrollment. For students with special needs, based on their IEP, we offer Extended School Year (ESY) and the 200-day program.

    Summer school is only offered for students who were enrolled in the district for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Enrollment Information

    From Monday, July 13, 2020, the first day of summer school, to Wednesday, July 15, 2020, we will continue to enroll students in summer school.

    To monitor enrollment at each site, and to allow summer school directors to focus on addressing safety protocols and classroom instruction, no enrollment will occur at the school sites. 

    Parents interested in summer school should email or call 313-240-4377.


    Summer School will be offered from Monday through Thursday. 

    Start: Monday, July 13, 2020
    End: Thursday, August 6, 2020


    8:30 am - 12:30 pm


    For questions regarding transportation and bus routes, please call 313-945-8600.

    Face-to-Face School Assignment

    Students that will be participating in Face-to-Face instruction will receive an assignment letter informing them of their Summer School location the week of July 6th. The letter will be sent to the student's school email. If your child does not receive an assignment letter by Thursday, July 9, please contact the Help Desk at 313-576-0100. 

    For more information about Face-to-Face Summer School, please click here. 

    Dress Code 

    Students will not be expected to wear their school's uniform during face-to-face Summer School but will be expected to comply with the district's dress code policy. Information about the district's dress code policy can be found here. 

    Virtual School Assignment 

    Students enrolled in Virtual Summer School will be expected to participate in instruction and academic advisement from Monday through Thursday. 

    VIRTUAL Summer SCHOOL Resources 

    For more information about virtual Summer School resources, please click here.

    Contact Information

    For additional questions, please contact