During the summer, students in grades 6-9 work on in-depth academic projects and prepare brief presentations for community members. This is a valuable opportunity for students to practice their communication skills and put their knowledge to the test.
At the end of summer, students prepared presentations to share their new knowledge with the community. These Presentations of Learning were an invaluable opportunity for students to practice their communication skills and learn from community role models. We owe many thanks to the close to 100 volunteers and family members who shared their time with our students to review their presentations. Manor ISD Superintendent, Dr. Royce Avery, along with Manor ISD administration and members from around the community were in attendance.
History of Breakthrough in Manor
In 2011, Breakthrough began partnering with Manor Independent School District to expand its programs and services into the district, recruiting its first class of sixty rising 6th graders. These students began the program attending Breakthrough’s rigorous Summer Program at Manor New Tech High School, participated in comprehensive year-round after school and Saturday programming, and were exposed t college going role models.
Since the start of Breakthrough programs in Manor, 100 rising 6th graders have been admitted into the program each year, resulting in nearly 500 students in grades 6 – 12. Breakthrough is excited to have had its first group of high school graduates in May 2018 and assist them in continuing their journeys to and through college until they walk across the stage at college graduation.
Currently, more than 600 Manor students are engaged through comprehensive academic programs to help them succeed. Middle school students at Decker and Manor Middle School are engaged through after school programming, where students participate in project-based academic activities and community service while learning valuable skills. Ninth grade students at Manor and Manor New Tech High School participate in cultural capital building experiences and writing instruction through Breakthrough’s 9th grade writing program. Additionally, 11th grade students are engaged in ACT/SAT test preparation, as they begin their process of applying to colleges around the country.