The Niskayuna Central School District offers a variety of opportunities for students to further their education during the summer months. The available programs are listed below.

Nisky “Summer Sonata”

The Nisky “Summer Sonata” music program is a two-week program designed for students entering grades 5-9 in the fall, who are already members of the Band, Choir, or Orchestra program (Grades 5-8 for Orchestra, Grades 6-8 for Band and Grades 6-9 for Choir). This exciting opportunity is for students who enjoy music and wish to continue developing their musical skills during the summer with Nisky Music Faculty.

Students will have the opportunity to further their musical aptitude and performing skills through a variety of educational settings including both large ensemble and small group instruction.

Upon completion of the program, students present a culminating afternoon showcase for their family, friends and the community.

Please contact Music Department Director Eric Hughes, ehughes@niskyschools.org, (518) 382-2511, ext. 21711 for more information.

Engineering Institute for Young Women

Female students entering grades 7 through 9 in the district, who have a strong interest in science and engineering technology, can take part in the Engineering Institute for Young Women. The week-long summer camp is offered by the Niskayuna Central School District in partnership with GE Global Research.

The camp offers students a week of exploration and discovery into the “STEAM” fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Engineering Institute Registrar Amanda Vickerson at avickerson@niskyschools.org, Niskayuna High School teacher Paul Scott at pscott@niskyschools.org, or call 382-2511, ext. 21713.

Summer Enrichment Programs

Niskayuna Central School District is pleased to offer summer enrichment classes to Niskayuna students. Classes blend academic subjects with hands-on exploration, and are taught by NCSD faculty.

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Acceptance into a class will be confirmed as soon as it is clear that a class has reached its minimum number of students. Specific class locations will be included in those confirmations.

Please enroll your child according to her/his current grade level. Families are responsible for providing transportation.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Ober, Summer Enrichment Coordinator, at pober@niskyschools.org or (518) 377-4666, ext. 50731.

Summer School

Summer school programs are available at the middle and high school levels. The district participates in a BOCES operated regional summer school program located at Schenectady High School.

High school students typically attend summer school to meet course and Regents exam requirements for graduation.

At the middle school level, summer school is offered to students who need instruction during the summer months to make grade level progress.

Please contact Chris Perrella, CPerrella@niskyschools.org, at the Office of Instruction for more information.

Kindergarten Readiness Program

The district offers a summer Kindergarten Readiness Program to provide incoming kindergarten students with extra support and experience prior to the start of the new school year.

Please contact Chris Perrella, CPerrella@niskyschools.org, at the Office of Instruction for more information.