Project ALERTA

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

April Academy

ALERTA April Academy is a 4-day enrichment program during BPS April vacation week where students have the unique opportunity to receive a full range of intensive academic  support on a university campus! The program is designed for 3rd-5th grade students in the Boston Public Schools.

Participants receive thematic based curriculum with a focus on math, writing, and test-taking. The year's theme is "Wild about Weather", which highlights extreme weather patterns around the world, climate change, and natural disasters. Students also engage in creative art activities related to the theme.

Applications available NOW! (please email us for mor information on how to recieve one)

Program Dates/Time:

Tues-Fri, April 18 – April 21nd, 2015 9:00AM - 2:30PM          


Free for all BPS Students only


University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center

Daily lunch will be provided at no extra cost. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation. Parent/guardians are responsible for their children’s transportation.

Submit your application by:

  • Email: Send digital copy as attachment to
  • Drop-Off In Person: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, TAG office room 172(by the back elevators)
  • Mail:  Project ALERTA, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125
  • Fax: 617-287-7664 Attn: Project ALERTA


Giancarlo Vizcaino-Vargas, ALERTA student, says:

“You do fun projects and go on field trips and learn a lot. Also, ALERTA is awesome because you learn a lot about water, the White House, history, and about a lot of stuff.”

Giving to UMass Boston

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