Talented and Gifted (TAG) Latino Program

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Saturday Programs

Since 2005 TAG has offered three academies at UMass Boston: Saturday, winter, and spring.

During the Saturday academies, BPS teachers offer math and English classes (MCAS prep, or Algebra 1 & ESL 1-2), science classes with a lab, and a UMass Boston professor offers a college writing seminar. The program runs for two semesters, with 12 sessions in each semester. Students take the academic classes in the morning and participate in recreational activities in the afternoon, including TAGames, dance, and sports. Approximately 70 students are served each year. Students who have participated in the Saturday Academy have improved their MCAS scores; MEPA scores, a test that measures their English language development; and their grades in their English, math, and science classes. The majority of the students hail from Boston International High School.