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Student Application

Application Deadline: April 23, 2021

Thank you for your interest in Breakthrough!  Students and parents should carefully read all of the information below.  


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)
  • Photograph of the Student
  • Most Recent FSA / Standardized Test Scores
            5th- 7th Grade Applicants:
PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Most recent FSA Scores (3rd, 4th or 5th grade scores) 
PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Submit most recent Standardized Test Scores from your school 
  • Student Transcripts for Current & Previous Year
  • Mutual Exchange of Information Form

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 2021:


Early Action Deadline: December 4, 2020

Early Action Admission Letters: February 12, 2021

Regular Decision Deadline: March 19, 2021

Regular Decision Admission Letters: April 23, 2021



Breakthrough Site Information:

  Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart 
  2045 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133 - shakeh@breakthroughmiami.org

   Ransom Everglades:
   2045 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133 - shakeh@breakthroughmiami.org and 
   webber@breakthroughmimi.org

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

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

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

Miami
PLEASE NOTE: Breakthrough Miami, Ransom Everglades 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.  Student Short Answer questions MUST 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
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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. Student Short Answer questions MUST be completed by the student.  If you have any questions as you complete this portion of the application, please reach out to an adult.

Breakthrough History

Names of family members, teachers, etc.
School Information
ID number issued to you by the school or district.
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 their email addresses in the family section of the application.
Please provide the teacher's full name.
Please provide the teacher's full name.
Short Answer Questions:  Please answer all of the questions below using at least 4-6 sentences.  We want to see your best work!  You may copy/paste from a word document if you like.
1.  If you were the Principal of your school, how would you change things?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
2.  What is one thing that would make your life easier? Is it something you can achieve?
Your answer is required in order to submit.
Essay:  Please answer the questions below using 250 words or less.  We want to see your best work!  You may copy/paste from a word document if you like.
1. NOT BEING USED BY MIAMI IN 2019, but keep as placeholder for future.
Your answer is required in order to submit.
2. NOT BEING USED BY MIAMI IN 2019, but keep as placeholder for future.
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 a Parent Packet (see page 1 for complete details) which includes: 1) Photograph of the Student 2) Most Recent FSA/Standardized Test Scores 3) Student Transcripts for Current & Previous Year 4) Mutual Exchange of Information.

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
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Employment History

Education History

Home Language

Please select all that apply.

Relationship Details

Other Parent / Guardian Contact Information

Relationship Details

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Employment History

Education History

Home Language

Please select all that apply.
Additional Parent / Guardian Contact Information
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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 last year 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.
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Can be specific ethnicity (Haitian, Hmong, Chinese, Nigerian), religious affiliation (Muslim, Jewish, Jain), or any other community your student identifies with.
Breakthrough Miami offers FREE transportation for its scholars.

Check all that apply.
Examples: Sports, Avid, Boys and Girls Club, Religious Activities, etc.

Breakthrough Miami 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.

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.  Why would you like your student to be part of Breakthrough?
2.  What do you love about your student?  What would you like us to know about them?
Student School Information
If you don't know you can leave this question blank.
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 2 teachers who would be willing to provide a recommendation for your student.  We will contact these teachers directly via email.  NOTE: If you need time to gather this information, you can save this application and resume it at a later time. You must remember your login email and password to be able to do this. We recommend writing this down and saving for reference.
Teacher 1
If this name is missing, incorrect or misspelled, please correct under the student section on page 3 of this form.
Teacher 2
f this name is missing, incorrect or misspelled, please correct under the student section on page 3 of this form.
Breakthrough Expectations
Breakthrough Miami is an academic 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 turn in a completed all Supplemental Documents required. 
Site Assignment
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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