Summer Programs 2020

The City School District of Albany will offer summer school to more than 2,000 students in kindergarten-grade 12 to bolster their existing academic skills and prepare them to succeed in the next grade.  

Almost all programs will be online, similar to instruction that took place this spring during COVID-19 school building closures. The exception is the Extended School Year program for students with disabilities, which will take place at Montessori Magnet School.

Students will attend based on teacher or administrator recommendation and academic performance during the 2019-20 school year. Families were notified by mail about summer school. 

The list of programs follows.

Dates: Aug. 3-28

Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For: Students from kindergarten-grade 5 who would benefit from extended summer learning to prepare for next school year

About: Using Google Classroom, students will hone their reading, writing and phonics skills in English language arts (ELA) and focus on meeting grade-level standards in math.

More information: Email Dawn Castle at

Dates: July 7-Aug. 7

Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 8:30-11-30 a.m.

For: Students in grades 6-8 who were unsuccessful in two or more core classes

About: Students will be taught using Google Classroom, and they are required to attend the full three-hour program, which consists of two co-taught classes in English language arts/social studies and math/science. Download this flyer to learn more.

More information: Email Meghan D’Alessandro at

Dates: July 7-Aug. 12

Days: Monday-Thursday

Time: 8 a.m.-12;30 p.m.

For: Students in grades 9-11 who were unsuccessful in two or more core classes 

About: Students will have access to a variety of online offerings through Google Classroom or Apex Learning’s online credit recovery program; download this brochure to learn more

Schedules for registered students are available on their SchoolTool profiles. Students should also check their emails and Google Classroom accounts for instructions, including accessing Apex.

More information: Email Kenneth Klein at, Nicole Newman at or Mike Lopez at


Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Period 1
8-8:45 a.m.

Electives Electives Electives Electives

No classes

Period 2
8:45-9:30 a.m.

Math Math Math Math

Office Hours
9:30-10:15 a.m.


Period 3
10:15-11 a.m.

Science Science Science Science

Period 4
11-11:45 a.m.

Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies

Period 5
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

English English English English

Apex teachers are also available periods 2-5

New assignments for Math/Science are given Monday/Wednesday

New assignments for ELA/Social Studies are given Tuesday/Thursday


Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dates: July 7-Aug. 14

Location: Montessori Magnet School, 45 Tremont St.

For: Students identified as having a disability in their individualized education plan (IEP)

About: Students will receive in-person instruction in English language arts and math individually, in small groups and with the entire class. The district has implemented health and safety practices with guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information: Email Christine Lebrecht at

Dates: July 7-Aug. 12

Days: Monday- Friday 

Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

For: English as a New Language students in grades 9-12

About: Students will be taught English language arts, math, science and social studies in Google Classroom with the goal of building background knowledge for the next school year. Students also will learn civics and other lessons to help them understand customs and practices of the United States. 

More information: Email Christina Zontini at

Thanks to our partners at Capital Region BOCES, students from kindergarten-grade 5 can take part in eight weeks of free and fun summertime activities on a new website.

The Summer Adventure website will provide a wealth of activities for kids and their families, ranging from cooking to science to arts and crafts to mindful moments. With a mix of independent learning and family fun, parents will have the freedom to choose from a variety of summer adventures for their kids. 

The program launched on July 3, and new activities will be unveiled every Friday through Aug. 21 to keep kids active all summer long. Sign up here for Summer Adventure activities delivered to your inbox each week.

Summer reading

Summer is a great time to relax with a good book – or several good books! Summer reading supports and builds on lessons of the previous school year and prepares students for success in the coming year.

Check out our summer reading suggestions here.