Teaching Fellows return to BTSJC

The summer program is rapidly approaching. We have hired 20 Teaching Fellows, 4 Junior Teachers, 5 Instructional Coaches, and 1 Dean of Students to join us for our 10th summer. Of our summer staff, we are welcoming back former Teaching Fellows Qunsia Daniel, David Pham, Kelsey McKeag, and Jannet Galicia as well as a former […]

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Celebrating another year of middle school tutoring

Our middle school tutoring program for 2014-2015 came to a close last Thursday with an awards ceremony, graduation, and potluck. Top performing students in both 7th and 8th grade won awards for ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Reader of the Year’ and two 8th grade Valedictorians were chosen. Assistant Director Alex Serna also acknowledged the volunteer […]

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Students get a head start on college applications at Junior Retreat

We held our annual Junior Retreat on May 16th to give Breakthrough SJC juniors an opportunity to learn more about the college admissions process. During the retreat, Assistant Director Alex Serna and Director Lorena Martinez delivered workshops on researching colleges, creating a preliminary college list, writing personal statements and creating a resume. Throughout the day […]

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Breakthrough SJC students tour Library and Bookstore

To celebrate April’s reading theme, a group of fifteen middle school students and their teachers took a trip to the SJC Library and Bookstore. Librarian Nicole Orth lead a tour of the local library and educated students about the online and print resources that are available for their use. Students also got a look at […]

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