Project ALERTA

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Spring Academy

ALERTA Spring 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! (Click on links to download below)

2016 Spring Academy Application

Solicitud 2016 Programa Primavera


Program Dates/Time:

Tues-Fri, April 19 – April 22nd, 2015 9:00AM - 3:00PM          

Free for all BPS Student, $65 for non-BPS         


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 123(by the back elevators)
Mail:  Project ALERTA, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125

or Fax: 617-287-7664 Attn: Marc Tangvik, 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

Your gift to Project ALERTA helps ensure that Boston’s Latino and English Language Learners achieve academic success. Please note ALERTA in the “Other” field.

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