About the Extended School Year (ESY) Program

  • computer and books Extended School Year (ESY) services are offered during the summer for students who receive special education services and who the IEP team find eligible to receive ESY services. ESY is not the same as summer school, which school districts may or may not offer to district students.

    ESY services generally begin in June, either Monday to Thursday or Monday to Friday. Most programs run three to four hours in the morning. SSD attempts to match the timing of special education ESY services to regular summer school/enrichment programming in a student’s home district.

    Student enrollment forms for ESY will be mailed to qualified families in February. Forms should be signed and returned to the student’s case manager in March. Information regarding ESY can be found on the Special Considerations page of the students’ IEP, as well as on Form B.

    If you have questions about ESY and/or your child’s eligibility, contact his or her IEP case manager/chairperson. You may also contact your child’s area coordinator or SSD principal with further questions.

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