Exceptional virtual learning for the 2020-21 school year—everywhere

Building on the success of the National Summer School Initiative, we're partnering with districts, charter schools, and independent schools everywhere to deliver outstanding virtual schooling in the time of the pandemic.

Engaging academics and vibrant enrichment activities taught by award-winning teachers come together to create an entirely new distance learning experience for America’s children.

  • The programs
  • Partner with us
The programs

Vibrant daily programs across the grades


Enthusiastic Parents

I am satisfied with my child’s experience in the summer program run by the National Summer School Initiative.

86 percent of more than 1,000 parents responding to the survey agreed or strongly agreed

On a scale of zero (very unlikely) to 10 (very likely), how likely are you to recommend other students attend the summer school offered by the National Summer School Initiative?

92 percent were very likely to recommend the program, responding with a 9 or 10 to the question.

The teachers are extremely encouraging and accessible. I really appreciate them.

I like that my child is asked to think critically and that it is so engaging.

I love the extra options that they have for my son to choose from. He is so excited about learning another language. It's optional and he is choosing to do it.

My child is learning, moving every day, and is happy to see her friends online.

Mentor teachers

The finest teachers chosen from across the country

Our partner network

Join district, charter, and independent schools partnering with us to offer a singular experience in the new school year.

From a partner teacher

Online learning has become the new norm of our everyday life due to COVID-19. I have seen firsthand how students have fallen behind on essential skills because of this worldwide pandemic. It has definitely been a challenge for both my students and myself. 

However, NSSI has built a great summer program that helps fill in these gaps in an innovative way. It is great to hear discourse from like-minded teachers from all over the country who want to help students thrive! When educators come together on a national level, it creates a type of power and positive change. As educators, we want and believe that we can help all types of students from all around the country thrive and not fall behind. 

I have never experienced teaching like this. It is definitely a privilege to be a part of something that is making real change in the way in which students access education.

Kylie Gempler,

NSSI fifth-grade English Language Arts partner teacher,

Las Vegas

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