Summer School Program

Summer School

The utilization of extended learning opportunities, including summer school, aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS), may be used by local education agencies (LEAs) to improve the academic performance of students. LEAs may hold summer school programs any time between the close of the regular school term and the beginning of the next regular term. LEAs with a “year-round” regular term schedule may conduct an approved component of summer school during the breaks in the regular term.

The 2024 Summer School Handbook is now available on the summer school website. It is designed to provide LEAs with references to the applicable statutes, rules, and policies governing the application and operation of a state-funded summer school program.

The 2024 Summer School Application is available in the DESE Applications Sign-In (DAS) on Core Data Screen 24A. Upon review and approval by DESE, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the LEA Summer School Director indicated on the application. Instructions for completing the application are included in the Summer School Handbook on Appendix B. The Summer School Application is due by June 3, 2024 and serves as notice that an LEA intends to offer summer programming. The School Improvement office will review applications, consult with local school officials as needed and approve eligible summer school programs for state aid.

If you have questions about summer school, please contact the appropriate DESE team member:

  • Summer School – Mary Werner, Supervisor, Office of Quality Schools at 573-751-4104
  • Core Data/MOSIS – Amber Castleman, Coordinator, Office of Data System Management at 573-526-2572
  • School Finance – Tammy Lehmen, Coordinator, School Finance at 573-751-7054
  • ESSER III – Kim Oligschlaeger, Coordinator, ESEA/ESSA Finance at 573-751-8643