Summer Learning

Shift in summer program offerings

This summer, Tacoma Public Schools will not offer its own in-person, summer programs for elementary and middle school students. Instead, students can take advantage of a variety of opportunities across Tacoma - everything from free, online learning opportunities to paid in-person programs and others. 


Jump Start for 6th Grade and 9th Grade

Jump Start helps incoming students feel confident and ready for success in school.  In August, Jump Start programs will be offered for students entering 6th and 9th grade only. There is no kindergarten Jump Start this summer. Learn more about each program below.

6th Grade Jump Start
Aug. 19-20, 2024
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn more about middle School jump start

9th Grade Jump Start
Aug. 20, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn more about high School Jump Start

Tacoma-Pierce County Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Learning Tacoma-Pierce

Birney Classroom

In addition to summer programs through our schools, the Foundation for Tacoma Students partners with community organizations to offer a wide variety of summer activities. Explore this interactive site and find fun summer learning opportunities to fit all students and all budgets.

Tacoma Learns

Pierce County Skills Center

CTE Engineering Program - Robotic Arm

A variety of career and technical classes are offered. Students can choose from a catalog of course options and can earn .5 credits per session. Registration is through the Pierce County Skill Center.

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