Summer Academy

summer-academy-logoThis year, the Dubuque Community School District will offer a Summer Academy for students enrolled in the district in Grades 1 and 2. Enrollment is by invitation only and is offered to students who are in danger of being retained after Grade 3.

The Summer Academy is a FREE six-week learning experience designed to give students a reading-focused morning combined with amazing afternoon enrichment.


Reading instruction is delivered Monday through Thursday morning, with enrichment activities in the afternoons and all-day on Friday. Remember: Summer Academy will not be held the week of July 4.

8:15 a.m. Breakfast (FREE for all students)
8:30 a.m. Literacy instruction (M-TH) / Enrichment (F)
11:45 a.m. Recess / Pick-up for morning-only students
(Students electing to stay for lunch should be picked up at 12:20 p.m.)
Noon Lunch (FREE for all students)
12:30 p.m. Recess
12:45 p.m. Afternoon enrichment
3 p.m. Summer Academy concludes

Participation is key to your student’s success in the Summer Academy. Please do your best to ensure attendance. If for some reason your student must miss class, please contact the office. If your child has not arrived by 9 a.m., we will call to check on the reason for the absence.


FREE transportation on the district’s yellow school buses will be available at express stops throughout the community.

Kennedy Elementary Route

Sageville 7:13 a.m. Depart Kennedy 3 p.m.
Fulton 7:23 a.m. Carver 3:10 p.m.
Marshall 7:29 a.m. Eisenhower 3:22 p.m.
Audubon 7:36 a.m. Marshall 3:28 p.m.
Eisenhower 7:51 a.m. Audubon 3:43 p.m.
Carver 8:04 a.m. Fulton 3:48 p.m.
Arrive at Kennedy 8:15 a.m. Sageville 3:58 p.m.

Prescott Elementary Route

Table Mound 7:33 a.m. Depart Prescott 3 p.m.
Bryant 7:42 a.m. Lincoln 3:05 p.m.
Hoover 7:54 a.m. Hoover 3:14 p.m.
Irving 8:02 a.m. Irving 3:20 p.m.
Lincoln 8:07 a.m. Bryant 3:29 p.m.
Arrive at Prescott 8:15 a.m. Table Mound 3:37 p.m.

The Summer Academy is offered in partnership by the Dubuque Community School District, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Every Child Every Promise.


Our team is here to answer any questions you have during Summer Academy.

Summer Academy Facilitator
Emily Blue

Kennedy Elementary School

Prescott Elementary School


Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are offered free of charge to every student attending the Summer Academy.

Breakfast Menu | Nutrition

Lunch Menu | Nutrition


There are regular field trips throughout the afternoon and Friday portions of Summer Academy. Want to volunteer for field trips? I’ve you’ve already had the district’s volunteer background checked, you’re all set. If not, download and complete the paperwork at

See June’s Enrichment Calendar >>

Kennedy Elementary School

Prescott Elementary School

See July’s Enrichment Calendar >>

Kennedy Elementary School

Prescott Elementary School