Summer Connections

Posted March 8, 2024

We would like to invite your student to attend Summer Connections, a free, five-week academic program that is open to all rising first through fifth-grade DPS students at eligible schools, including Carson! This full-day program focuses on preparing elementary students for future success. 

Students will engage with content they will see in the upcoming school year, which will include instruction in foundational literacy, math, science and technology. Our enrichment partners will provide enrichment opportunities daily. Students with IEPs are invited to participate in Summer Connections.

Summer Connections Details

  • The program will take place from June 17 to July 19, with the exception of holidays, at 10 locations. Breakfast and lunch are provided at all locations. 
  • Transportation in the morning and afternoon will be provided to students who live more than one mile from their assigned Summer Connections location. Students must register by April 26 to be guaranteed a bus stop. 


Registration will open Friday, Feb. 16 at noon and close Friday, April 26. Please ensure you have your Parent Portal account set up to be able to register. If you need support with Parent Portal please visit the My Portal Contact Us webpage. Submission of the application does not guarantee a seat.