What commitments will I have to make to Breakthrough Twin Cities?
If you are accepted to Breakthrough Twin Cities as a student, you are expected to participate actively in the program starting the summer before seventh grade through the end of your senior year in high school.
What is the Breakthrough Summer 2024 schedule?
The Summer 2024 schedule is Monday through Friday, starting Wednesday, June 29th through August 5, 2024. We hold a celebration in the afternoon and evening of August 6. There will be no Breakthrough on July 4th. Due to transportation scheduling, there may be some alterations to this schedule—if so, we will notify families as soon as possible.
Is it OK to miss a few days of the program for vacation?
Daily attendance at Breakthrough Twin Cities is mandatory, except in cases of illness or vacations outside the local area. If your family is planning an extended vacation during the Breakthrough dates, you should talk to Breakthrough staff before applying to the program.
Where is Breakthrough Twin Cities?
Breakthrough Twin Cities has two sites in Saint Paul and one site in Eastern Carver County:
Mounds Park Academy Site: 2051 Larpenteur Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55109
Saint Paul Public Site: To Be Determined
Eastern Carver County Site: To Be Determined (Either Chaska or Chanhassen High School).
Is transportation provided?
If you live in Saint Paul, buses will pick you up and drop you off at points near your homes. If you do not live in Saint Paul or change schools outside Saint Paul, families are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the program.
Are meals provided?
Yes. During the summer, we will provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack to all students. You may bring lunch if you desire.
How much does the program cost?
Breakthrough Twin Cities is free for students.
When do I find out if I am accepted?
Early decision applications are due by December 8, 2023. Regular decision applications are due March 11, 2024. BTC takes approximately two months to review all applications and notify families
What are the responsibilities of Breakthrough parents and guardians?
Parental support is very important for academic success and that holds true at Breakthrough Twin Cities. We will ask for your support in ensuring that your child attends the program every day and does their homework consistently.