Jump Start Summer Program
Jump Start is a four‐week in-person summer program that helps current pre-K students begin kindergarten ready and excited to learn. The program focuses on building social‐emotional and academic skills through hands‐on, engaging learning experiences. Students will be more comfortable entering school on the first day in September and better prepared for the expectations of the kindergarten curriculum.
Please note that this progam is offered in-person only; there is no virtual component.
The Jump Start Summer Program is open to current City School District of Albany pre-K students who will enter kindergarten in September.
In general, participants are identified by current pre-K staff based on a number of academic and developmental factors. Staff will then contact parents and guardians to recommend their child participate.
If you feel that your child would benefit from this program, and are not contacted by June 2, you may contact the Early Childhood Department at (518) 475-6591 to inquire about possible enrollment.
|Apply by||By staff recommendation (see eligibility note above)|
|Grades||Current pre-K entering K|
|Start date||July 19|
|End date||Aug. 13|
|Hours||8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
|Location(s)||Pine Hills Elementary
Schuyler Achievement Academy
This program is offered in-person at two locations serving all pre-K programs. The assigned site for your child is determined by neighborhood attendance zones as indicated below.
Students currently attending pre-K in community locations will be placed according to proximity.
Please note that placements for all students is subject to change based on availability.
|Pine Hills Elementary||
|Schuyler Achievement Academy||Arbor Hill
All families are eligible for transportation to and from the program. Additional information will be provided if your child is offered a seat in the program.
Breakfast and lunch are provided each day as part of the program.
Please note that this program will adhere to all COVID-19 health and safety protocols including social distancing and face masks.
If you have questions about the program, please contact: