The winter and spring academies have served approximately 30 students each year during the school vacation weeks. Students take one project-based or prep class, and present their work on the fifth day to all program participants. Students take part in activities in the afternoon and on a field trip on the fifth day. TAG students in their junior or senior year are hired as teaching assistants in the academies. The academies serve to diminish learning-loss during the vacation week; introduce learning as a fun, interactive, and hands-on experience; and help students spend their free time productively.
TAG academies serve approximately 85 students during the school year, with more than 60 percent of the students participating in more than one academy.