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Student Application

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Breakthrough!  Students and parents should carefully read all of the information below.  Please click here to download and print a copy of this application for future reference.



Prospective families are asked to complete the following to be considered for Breakthrough:


1) Online application

    • Student Section (to be completed by the student)
    • Family Section (to be completed by the parent/guardian)
    • Teacher recommendations (2) (you will provide their email addresses and we will contact them directly)
AND

2) Supplemental Documents (can be uploaded to the online application or submitted directly to the site which you are applying)
Supplemental Documents should be uploaded to the online application or submitted to the designated Breakthrough Miami site to which you are applying to. Site assignments are determined by a student's zip code. Office locations are listed below as well as on the Breakthrough Miami website. 

Once all application materials are received, our team will review all information carefully, confidentially, and holistically.


Breakthrough Miami is committed to selecting a class of students who approximate the ethnic, racial, religious and cultural diversity of Miami.  Breakthrough Miami accepts students regardless of race, creed or color; we are committed to selecting a diverse group of students who benefit from the program.


Selection Timeline for Summer 2019:


Online Application and Parent / Guardian Packet Due Date: March 1st, 2019


Applications Reviewed by Breakthrough Miami Staff: March 1st - March 15th, 2019


Interviews: March 15th - April 1st, 2019


Decision Letters Mailed: April 1st - April 12th, 2019




Breakthrough Site Information:

   Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and Ransom Everglades:
   3747 Main Highway Miami, FL 33133 - shakeh@breakthroughmiami.org and 
   webber@breakthroughmimi.org

   Gulliver Schools:
   6575 North Kendall Drive Pinecrest, FL 33156 - dalia@breakthroughmiami.org

   Miami Country Day School:
   601 NE 107th Street Miami, FL 33161 - kierra@breakthroughmiami.org

   Palmer Trinity School:
   7900 SW 176th Street Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 - jonah@breakthroughmiami.org

Miami
PLEASE NOTE: Breakthrough Miami, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart will be accepting Supplemental Documents for BOTH Breakthrough Miami, Ransom Everglades and Breakthrough Miami, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart.

Student Section: We are interested in getting to know each student who applies to Breakthrough so this section should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT.  If you have any questions as you complete this portion of the application, please reach out to an adult.

Student Contact Information

Which Breakthrough Miami site would you like to apply to?


Which Breakthrough Miami site would you like to apply to?


Which Breakthrough Miami site would you like to apply to?


Which Breakthrough Miami site would you like to apply to?


Which Breakthrough Miami site would you like to apply to?

Student Section: We are interested in getting to know each student who applies to Breakthrough so this section should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT.  If you have any questions as you complete this portion of the application, please reach out to an adult.

Teacher Recommenders
Breakthrough Miami requires 2 Teacher Recommendations as part of the application process.  One recommendation from your Math Teacher and one from your Reading/Language Arts Teacher.   Please list the teachers who will provide your recommendations.  Your parent / guardian will be asked to provide the teacher email addresses in the Family Section of the application.
Please provide the teacher's full name.
Please provide the teacher's full name.
Breakthrough History

Names of family members, teachers, etc.
School Information
ID number issued to you by the school or district.
Short Answer Questions:  Please answer all of the questions below using at least 2 sentences.  We want to see your best work!  You may copy/paste from a word document if you like.
1.  Breakthrough is a long-term commitment.  See program description for a full explanation of the commitment.  Why do you want to be a part of Breakthrough, and why do you feel ready for this commitment?  What do you hope to gain?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
2.  What are your favorite things to do outside of school (hobbies, special interests, etc.)?  Why do you enjoy them?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
3.  What does a typical Saturday look like for you?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
4.  What subject(s) are you best at in school?  Is this also your favorite subject?  Why or why not.
Your answer is required in order to submit.
5.  What subject is the most challenging for you and why?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
6.  How much time do you spend on your homework on a typical school night?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
7.  What is your favorite book?  Why do you like it?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
8.  Tell us about the most interesting thing you have learned and why?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
9.  What three attributes or characteristics will you bring to Breakthrough?  How will you demonstrate these qualities in the Breakthrough community?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
10.  Name someone you especially admire and explain why.
Your answer is required in order to submit.
11.  What are your future goals?  How is attending college going to help you reach these goals?
Your answer is required in order to submit.

Family Section: This section of the application should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT / GUARDIAN.


In addition to the online application, you must also submit Supplemental Documents (see page 1 for complete details).  These documents can be uploaded to this online application or delivered to the Breakthrough Miami site you are applying to.  It is suggested you gather these documents prior to application submission so they are ready to be included.  This application can be saved and resumed at a later time if need be.   

The Supplemental Documents include: 1) Photograph of the Applicant 2) Most Recent FSA/Standardized Test Scores 3) Student Transcripts for Current & Previous School Years 4) Signed Mutual Exchange of Information Form.

Once all the application materials are received, our team will review all information carefully, confidentially, and holistically.

Breakthrough Miami is committed to selecting a class of students who approximate the ethnic, racial, religious and cultural diversity of Miami.  Breakthrough Miami accepts students regardless of race, creed, or color; we are committed to selecting a diverse group of students who benefit from the program.

Parent / Guardian Contact Information

Please select which days and times are best for contacting you (Check all that apply):
Morning Daytime Evening

Employment History

Education History

Home Language

Please select all that apply.

Relationship Details

I.e. grandmother, child care provider, step-parent, etc.
Other Parent / Guardian Contact Information

Please select which days and times are best for contacting you (Check all that apply):
Morning Daytime Evening

Relationship Details

Employment History

Education History

Home Language

Please select all that apply.
Additional Parent / Guardian Contact Information

Please select which days and times are best for contacting you (Check all that apply):
Morning Daytime Evening

Employment History

Education History

Home Language

Family Section: This section of the application should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT / GUARDIAN.  Breakthrough Miami will review all information carefully, confidentially, and holistically.

Breakthrough History

Names of family members, teachers, etc.

Family Background
Annual Household Income Estimator
Need help figuring out your annual pre-tax household income?  Input your average monthly income and the number of months you worked in 2018 in the boxes below to get an estimated calculation.

Family Section: This section of the application should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT / GUARDIAN.  Breakthrough Miami will review all information carefully, confidentially, and holistically.

Student Background

You may choose more than one.
If on a PC, hold down the Ctrl button to choose more than one. If on a MAC, hold down the Command button to choose more than one. Type the first letter to get to the country of origin easier.
Can be specific ethnicity (Haitian, Hmong, Chinese, Nigerian), religious affiliation (Muslim, Jewish, Jain), or any other community your student identifies with.

Examples: Sports, Avid, Boys and Girls Club, Religious Activities, etc.


If applicable (i.e. speech therapy, extra tutoring, medication, any accomodations, IEP, 504 Accomodation plans, RSP, etc.)

Family Section: This section of the application should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT / GUARDIAN.  Breakthrough Miami will review all information carefully, confidentially, and holistically.

Short Answer Questions: Help us get to know your student by responding to the questions below.  You may copy/paste from a word document if you like.
1.  What goals do you have for your student?  How do you see Breakthrough fitting into your student's future?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
2.  What do you love about your student?  What would you like us to know about them?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
3.  Please describe your student's strengths, talents, and academic abilities.
Your answer is required in order to submit.
4.  What are your student's interests and/or extracurricular commitments?  Please list any special activities your student is involved in and identify the days and times the student attends.  (Your answer will not determine admission.  This is meant for us to understand your child better).
Your answer is required in order to submit.
5.  Breakthrough is an 8-year academic enrichment program running for 6 weeks in the Summer (Monday through Friday) and 2 Saturdays a month during the School Year.  How will you help your student fulfill this commitment?  Please explain:
Your answer is required in order to submit.
Student School Information
If student school is incorrect, please correct under the student section on page 3 of this form.
Recommendation Information: Breakthrough Miami requires 2 Teacher Recommendations as part of the application process.  One recommendation from the student's Math Teacher and one from their Reading/Language Arts Teacher.  Please provide information for the two teachers who will be providing a recommendation for your student.  We will contact these teachers directly via email.  
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Math Teacher
If this name is incorrect or misspelled, please correct under the student section on page 3 of this form.
Reading/Language Arts Teacher
If this name is incorrect or misspelled, please correct under the student section on page 3 of this form.
Breakthrough Expectations
Breakthrough Miami is an academic-enrichment program that requires an eight-year commitment.  We expect our students to participate fully in all summer and school year programs throughout their middle and high school years.  Breakthrough Miami expects 100% of its students to graduate from high school and enter college, university, or a post-secondary educational opportunity.

By checking the box below, you are acknowledging that you understand the expectations Breakthrough Miami has for its students and families accepted into its program and that you agree to submit all Supplemental Documents required. 

Family Section: This section of the application should ONLY BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT / GUARDIAN.  Breakthrough Miami will review all information carefully, confidentially, and holistically.

Supplemental Documents Uploading
The Breakthrough Miami application requires Supplemental Documents to be included with this online application (see page 1 for complete details).  These documents can be uploaded to this online application or delivered to the Breakthrough Miami site you are applying to.  It is suggested you gather these documents prior to application submission so they are ready to be included.  This application can be saved and resumed at a later time if need be.   

The Supplemental Documents include: 1) Photograph of the Applicant 2) Most Recent FSA/Standardized Test Scores 3) Student Transcripts for Current & Previous School Years 4) Signed Mutual Exchange of Information Form.

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