College Counseling for Breakthrough Juniors

On Saturday, October 18th, Breakthrough Manchester students who are juniors in high school are invited, along with their families, to a morning session of college counseling with Brennan Barnard, the Director of College Counseling and Outreach at the Derryfield School.  Topics covered will include the timeline and tips for a productive college search and selection process, testing, resources and financial aid.  The session will begin at 9:00...

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Super Saturday Dates Set for 2014-2015

Super Saturdays are required half-day sessions during the school year when the Breakthrough middle school student community convenes at the Derryfield School for teaching and learning, laughter and friendship, and a keen focus on college-bound academic and personal excellence.  Super Saturday teachers are local high school and college students who apply and are selected each fall. Super Saturday sessions in the 2014-15 school year will run from...

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Teach or Tutor this Year

Teach or Tutor this Year

Breakthrough is now accepting applications from local high school and undergraduate students who are interested in teaching in the Super Saturday program or tutoring students this year.  For more information about these nationally recognized volunteer opportunities, follow these links: Super Saturday Teaching Internship or Seasonal...

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Apply to be an Instructional Coach for Summer 2013!

Apply to be an Instructional Coach for Summer 2013!

DID YOU KNOW that Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10 is national Teacher Appreciation Week? Be sure to thank and appreciate your awesome teachers this week! On the topic of great teachers, we’re still looking for some standout professional teachers to apply to be Instructional Coaches this summer. Please share this link with any teacher you may know who could make a great coach for our teachers this summer! Thanks! Click on this link and...

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Jolie: The Picture of Persistence

Jolie: The Picture of Persistence

Dear Breakthrough Friend, Jolie is the picture of persistence. I first met Jolie when she was only eight years old, the younger sister of a Breakthrough student, Jonathan. She was reserved, yet eager, and I knew to expect a Breakthrough application from her when she reached fifth grade. On her application to Breakthrough, I was struck by Jolie’s thorough completion of every section. I loved her imagination and creativity in writing about her...

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