Summer Programs

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge will offer programs for rising 9th grade students within a four-week transition program structure. This program is designed for students that need to reinforce and improve upon 8th grade Math and ELA skills. Students will also build non- academic skills such as goal setting, leadership, time management, and collaboration. This program will include instruction in English and Math taught by School District of Philadelphia teachers. This program will be administered online in Google Classrooms, due to COVID-19. Your student will have an English Teacher and a Math Teacher.

Summer Bridge Program – Additional Information:

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31, Monday – Friday

Program Hours: 5 hours live instruction per week; 10 hours asynchronous learning per week; 7 hours live support via office hours per week

Parents can apply at:

For questions contact:

Startup EDU

Startup EDU (Rising 9th – 12th) is a four week program in which students gain an entrepreneurial mindset. Students will gain the skills needed to start a business by learning the integral skills needed when becoming an entrepreneur. Students will learn concepts such as presentation skills, targeting a market, finances and budgeting and much more! Students that successfully complete this program will receive an incentive at the conclusion of the program.

Startup EDU– Additional Information:

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31, Monday – Friday

Program Hours:  5 hours live instruction per week, 10 hours asynchronous learning per week; 5 hours live support via office hours per week

Parents can apply at

PYN REFERRAL CODE: 9th grade: IA013; 10th-12th grade: IA012



The Academy component of PennRSSA is a virtual four-week intensive summer program designed to immerse up to 2,500 rising seniors in an academic, career, and postsecondary preparatory experience. Instruction and mentorship will be offered to cohorts of 25 students each, supported by a dedicated network of approximately 100 Penn graduate and professional student teaching assistants and subject matter experts from all 12 academic schools at Penn. The program schedule, designed with the input of specialists of online learning, simulates the traditional Monday-Friday school week, with a combination of live instruction and asynchronous learning for students to complete on their own time. At-a-glance:

Who: All rising seniors attending School District of Philadelphia public and charter high schools;  up to 2,500 applicants will be selected

What: Virtual intensive summer program in academic, career, and postsecondary preparation
Where: Online modules in Canvas and Google Meet
When: Program runs July 6-31, 2020, with an orientation day in late June/early July

At the conclusion of the program, students may receive 1 humanities credit on their high school transcript and a certificate of completion.

Application dates:       May 18 – June 12

Information Session:  Thursday, May 28

Application Link:

Program dates:   July 6 – July 31 –  Monday – Friday