Congratulations to our seventh grade student Jennifer L. who created the District 26 STEAM Logo.
Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Summer!Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in Septembercan apply now to attend exciting summer STEM enrichment and experiential learning programs. A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; MakerSpace NYC Futureworks; Museum of the City of New York; New York Aquarium; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences. Discover almost any STEM topic under the sun! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 5. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now to investigate, design, and create with us this summer. For questions, contact Camps@schools.nyc.gov
Other Programs for Students
Middle Schools New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) Essay Contest for Student in Grade 8 Submission Deadline: March 6, 2019 Contact: Jennifer Purcell/518-463-1185 Students in grade 8 are invited to participate in the third annual statewide essay contest addressing the topic, “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” Winning students will receive $150 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place in addition to being highlighted on the NYCOM website and in the Municipal Matters magazine. The first place winner, along with their parents, teacher, and mayor will also be invited to and recognized at the NYCOM Annual Meeting in May in Cooperstown and will receive an overnight stay near the Otesaga Resort for May 5. Submissions must be between 350-500 words. Learn more(Open external link) and apply(Open external link). 2019 Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp Application Application Deadline: April 17, 2019 Event: August 5-16, 2019 Contact:Ellen Mauser(Open external link)/917-521-3762 Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week program to help middle school students prepare for admittance to screened NYC DOE high school arts programs. Students who are enrolled in a Title I school, entering grade 8 in September 2019, and are interested in auditioning for screened high school arts programs are welcome to apply. This is an intensive ten-session, half-day program for up to 350 students. This intensive program is administered by the NYC DOE Office of Arts and Special Projects and will be held at Lincoln Center Education in Manhattan. Admission is by online application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only one studio. Auditions will be held on May 4 and May 5, 2019. Learn more and apply(Open external link). Middle and High Schools Summer Travel Scholarships for Trip of a Lifetime Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 Event: Summer 2019 Contact: Stan Rosenberg(Open external link)/914-438-5834 Trip of a Lifetime is now accepting applications for its summer travel scholarships. Trip of a Lifetime sends underserved students from NYC on teen tour and community service trips to the Ghana, Costa Rica, and within the United States. This opportunity is available to students who are entering grades 7-11 and can demonstrate financial need. Learn more(Open external link) and apply(Open external link).
Free Class Visits to the 9/11 Tribute Museum Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019 Event: January-March 2019 Contact: Kristine Pottinger(Open external link)/212-422-3520; ext. 126 The 9/11 Tribute Museum is offering a limited number of free class visits for NYC public school students. Class visits start with an age-appropriate discussion with a trained school guide who is also a member of the 9/11 community. The guide will detail their experience and share a message of empathy and empowerment with the students to encourage them to pay it forward through acts of service and kindness. After the guide’s presentation, students will be able to go on a self-guided tour of the Museum. Class visits cover up to 35 students per class free of charge. Learn more and register(Open external link). GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive Application Deadline: March 18, 2019 Event: July 8-August 16, 2019 Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org(Open external link) The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum is now accepting applications for the GOALS Summer Intensive STEM program. The program is free and open to female students in grades 8 and 9 who reside in New York City, have an interest in STEM, possess a growth mindset, and are able to commit to the full six-week summer program. The program takes place at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and includes off-site trips and workshops. Learn more and apply(Open external link).
After School Programs - After-school programs give students opportunities to learn skills, explore their interests, and discover new things. Most programs are free.
College and Career Planning - A college education is more important than ever before. The Department of Education of New York City is here to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college and the 21st-century workforce.
With the IDNYC identification card, City residents can access many of New York City's great cultural and educational resources, including museums, concert halls, and botanical gardens free of charge. For more information about the IDNYC program, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page.