• Breakthrough's Program is a long-term commitment (12 years) where students enroll in the Spring semester before their 6th grade year.

     Attendance/ Punctuality:

    Our expectation Is that students are present and on time to every Breakthrough activity, except in case of illness or emergency. Since attendance is fundamental to fostering a strong Breakthrough community, a pattern of absences may lead to a parent conference and/or dismissal from our program.


    Students should spend an hour a night of academic enrichment. Students will typically be assigned 30 minutes of reading and 30 minutes of homework. Our goal is to prepare Breakthrough students for the rigorous demands of higher education. A student with a pattern of missing homework will have opportunities during the day to complete assignments. Those opportunities may include a working lunch or time during other non-academic time. Homework and other academic habits will be discussed during family conferences.

     Dress for respect:

    Please dress comfortably and appropriately. The following kinds of clothing or accessories are not acceptable:

    •  Items that advertise drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or other inappropriate messages.
    •  Items that do not appropriately cover the wearer’s body (for example, cropped shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, short shorts and short skirts.)
    • Expensive accessories like ipods, cell phones, video games, or other such items are not allowed.  Since they are both distracting and are at risk getting lost or stolen, we ask that they remain left at home or turned off and in student backpacks at all times.  


    We hope you make long-lasting friendships while at Breakthrough. Romantic relationships, however, should be expressed elsewhere.

    Summer Program Contacts

    Leslie Tucker, Summer Director 

    Cell: (512) 653-0535

    Email: leslietucker@breakthroughctx.org 

    Sarah Perry, Chief Program Officer

    Cell: (860) 874-2804

    Email: Sarahperry@breakthroughaustin.org

     Krystal Cantú Cossey, Summer Director

    (512) 293-8272

    Email: Krystal@breakthroughctx.org


    El programa Breakthrough es un compromiso a largo plazo (12 años) en el que los estudiantes se inscriben en el semestre de primavera antes de su sexto grado.

    Asistencia y puntualidad:

    Nuestra expectativa es que los estudiantes estén presentes y lleguen a tiempo a todas las actividades de Breakthrough, excepto en caso de enfermedad o emergencia. Dado que la asistencia es fundamental para fomentar una fuerte comunidad de Breakthrough, un patrón de ausencias puede llevar a una conferencia con los padres y/o al retiro de nuestro programa.


    Los estudiantes deben pasar una hora por noche de enriquecimiento académico. A los estudiantes normalmente se les asignan 30 minutos de lectura y 30 minutos de tarea. Nuestro objetivo es preparar a los estudiantes de Breakthrough para las rigurosas demandas de la educación superior. Un estudiante que no completa sus deberes tendrá oportunidades durante el día para completarlas. Esas oportunidades pueden incluir un almuerzo de trabajo o tiempo durante otro actividad no académica. La tarea y otros hábitos académicos serán discutidos durante las conferencias familiares.


    Esperamos que hagas amistades duraderas en Breakthrough. Las relaciones románticas, sin embargo, deben expresarse en otra parte.

    Contactos del programa de verano

    Leslie Tucker, Directora de Verano

    Celular: (512) 653-0535

    Correo electrónico: leslietucker@breakthroughctx.org

    Sarah Perry, Directora de Programas

    Celular: (860) 874-2804

    Correo electrónico: Sarahperry@breakthroughaustin.org

    Krystal Cantú Cossey, Directora de Verano

    (512) 293-8272

    Correo electrónico: Krystal@breakthroughctx.org

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