Summer Learning

Jump Start for Kindergarten, 6th Grade and 9th Grade

Jump Start helps incoming students feel confident and ready for success in school.  All kindergarteners, 6th graders and 9th graders are encouraged to attend. Learn more about each program below.

Kindergarten Jump Start

Learn more about kindergarten Jump Start

6th Grade Jump Start

Learn more about middle School jump start

9th Grade Jump Start

Learn more about high School Jump Start

We offer summer programs and activities that can give students a boost, help them catch up or ease the transition to a new school. All our summer programs are offered FREE to registered Tacoma Public School students.

Summer Learning will return with in-person and online opportunities for students this summer. Please stay tuned for updates regarding programming here on the Summer Learning homepage and announcements from your schools.

Summer Learning

Individual programs will contact you to complete the registration process. Follow-up communication will provide you with program details. If you do not receive any communication please contact the summer learning office

Frequently Asked Questions

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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