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Baltimore City Offers Free Saturday Math Enrichment Program

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City introduces a new program and it could mean weekend classes for some students.

Meghan McCorkell explains what parents need to know.

That 10-week program runs from December through March and is designed for students who need a little extra instruction.

Some students in Baltimore City will soon be hitting the books on Saturday. It’s part of the Take 10 program, helping fourth through eighth-graders catch up on their math skills.

“It is to focus on two hours of math instruction around skills that are very necessary for our students to be successful on MSA,” said Ryan Salta.

The 10-week program will be offered in more than 60 elementary and middle schools and at four centralized locations starting this December.

Salta, the city schools’ director of mathematics, says this program comes at the right time of year.

“We’re starting to get into December and then there’s the holiday break and then you have snow days. This is our way of ensuring that we get in all the essential skills that we need,” Salta said.

Parents must register their students by next Monday.

The program will also include an enrichment activity, such as basketball or an arts class.

For more information about Take 10, click here.

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