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Will Make!


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An Arizona Private Education Service Provider


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Breakthrough Academy has been approved to join Arizona STEM Network by Science Foundation Arizona and is transforming into a STEM learning model beginning Fall 2016!


Our Mission:

Focus on


rather than


in order to reach

- Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory

Our Beliefs:
      "forget what you know...
  ...move from Learning to Thinking to Creating."
​                                                                - Jacob Barnett

Students should be judged not by what they cannot  
                                      do, but what they CAN do.                                                                           ​                                                                  - Author Unknown        
To enable students as fully as possible to choose
           and, in freedom, to realize their individual path
                                      through life as adults. 

                                                               - Waldorf\Rudolf Steiner Education    

   It's not how smart you are, it's how you're smart! 
​                                                              - Dr. Howard Gardner                                                                                                                                           

````` - Copyright 2013. BREAKTHROUGH ACADEMY, INC.. All rights reserved.

What does this mean for a Breakthrough learner?

  • Interdisciplinary units
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math units to explore our world
  • Multisensory, Structured Education will continue
  • Remediation and curriculum designed to meet unique needs

​visit our "About" page to learn about our curricula​​​​


May and June 2016

May 25     Off campus Bowling Field-Trip
May 30NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day
June 3Packing Party 4pm; Bingo/Potluck 6pm
June 6-10Spirit Week, Look for Flyer and show your school Pride.
June 9Trip to Mall
June 10Promotion Ceremony 10:30

Our Seven Pillars for Quality Education:

  1. We are guided by the Common Core State Standards
  2. We provide Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE)
  3. We implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with fidelity and with a focus on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  4. We teach social cognition and pragmatics
  5. We remediate Executive Functioning (EF) deficits
  6. We remain aligned with Evidence-based Practices (EBP)
  7. We use the Socratic Method to foster critical thinking   


Executive Director:

Kristina Blackledge


2015-16 HOURS:

FRIDAYS*:  8:00-12:00 

*early release to allow for 

 weekly teacher meetings

Our services are provided on a modified year-round basis, which runs for 10 and a half months from early August to mid-June.  There are six weeks of summer "break", when our learners are expected to continue on their online learning paths to prevent significant regression.​​​

  • multisensory
  • ​Personalized
  • ​​​effective