• Summer Experience Web Banner - June 20

    Our 2023 Summer Experience kicks off Tuesday, June 20 for all Columbus City Schools students. Here are a few more details to help you and your student have an unforgettable, immersive summer break.


    • Elementary & Middle School: Four-Week Program Runs June 20 - July 14

    • High School: Six-Week Program Runs June 20 - July 28

    • Elementary & Middle School Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

    • High School Hours:  Monday - Thursday, Hours Vary by Building

    • Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily to all students. 

    • Extended Day Offered at All Elementary Schools from 1 - 5 p.m. (Space is Limited)

    • No school Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

    Student Expectations

    • School sites will provide all other supplies such as pens, paper, pencils, etc. 
    • During the Summer Experience, students are expected to follow all the policies, rules, and guidelines outlined in the Guide to Student Success.


    • Yellow School Bus Transportation is provided this summer for the following students: 
      • Elementary School students 
      • Middle School students
      • ONLY High School taking courses at Spruce Run. 

    CCS Students at Columbus Zoo

    Transportation to Spruce Run

    • Transportation for high school students registered for Spruce Run this summer will be provided Monday through Thursday.. 
    • The bus will leave from AIMS at 8:30 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. 

    • Suggested Dress for Spruce Run: Close-toed shoes, long pants or shorts, and knee socks to prevent ticks, a hat, and sunscreen applied at home.

    Student Success Cards

    The District is expanding its pilot Student Success Card program to additional school sites this summer. The CCS Success Card is a personalized ID featuring a photo, name, and ID number. Students will receive their student success card during the first week of the Summer Experience. The Student Success Card will be used for: 

    • Board the school bus in mornings and afternoons
    • Serve as ID during the school day
    • Access online learning
    • Check-out books from the Columbus Metropolitan Library
    • Students must wear the Success Card each day.

    Communicating with your Child’s Teacher and School

    • Check your child’s backpack regularly for notes, fliers, and other information from your child’s teacher, including the teacher’s email address.

    English as a Second Language Students

    • ESL Intervention Specialists will be available at all school sites to assist ESL students in the classroom. 
    • Parents can also reach out to the ESL Language Assistance Center: Summer Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    • Spanish- 614-365-5118 or 614-365-5334
    • Arabic-  614-365-6920
    • French- 614-365-5327
    • Somali- 614-365-8972
    • Nepali- 614-365-3105

    Questions and Concerns

    • For transportation questions, call the Transportation Call Center at 614-365-5074 between 7 a.m - 4 p.m. on weekdays.
    • Device issues, call the HelpDesk at 614-645-8425.
    • For all other Summer Experience questions, call 614-365-5010.
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