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Latch Academic Support Program

The Latch program is a first-year support and learning community. It serves a diverse population of about 185 students per semester who are looking for support as they transition into college and develop their reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills. For nearly 50 years, Latch’s community approach to education has helped students establish successful independent learning strategies and set realistic academic and career goals.

Latch may be for you if:

  • You are looking to develop your reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills.
  • You tested into one or more developmental courses.
  • You have had unsatisfactory academic experiences in the past.
  • You have been away from school for a long time.

The Latch program offers a mix of academic advising, tutoring, peer mentoring, and seminars that together create a tight-knit learning community in which students learn together and from one another.

To learn more about the Latch program or to apply for enrollment, please contact us by phone 508-588-9100 ext. 1070 in Brockton or ext. 2000 in Canton, by email at, or by stopping by Room T-330 in the Technology Building on Massasoit’s Brockton Campus or Room C-109 on the Canton campus.

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Latch Academic Support Program Statement of Values

We strive to support each Latch student in their academic endeavors through flexibility and encouragement. We promote opportunities for each student to develop their unique potentials and interests through academic and civic engagement.

We provide a diverse and inclusive environment that challenges students and staff to think critically, collaborate, and strive for success. We value honest communication with an emphasis on academic integrity and universal respect.

We encourage each Latch student to seek out new opportunities and develop into a positive role model both in their academics and future careers.