• multisensory
  • Individualized
  • ​​effective

An Arizona private, special day school

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See What Breakthroughs Your Child
Will Make!
Education for ALL students!

visit our "About" page to learn about our curricula

Update 3/29/2015:  We are happy to announce that Breakthrough Academy - East Campus ("BTA East") will open for the 2015-16 School Year!  Enrollment is now open.  

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Our Mission:

Focus on learning rather than teaching

in order to reach understanding.
                                                                                                                 - Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory


Our Beliefs:


      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                                                                                                                                           
   
Our Pillars:
  1. Guided by the Common Core State Standards.
  2. Provide Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE).
  3. Implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with fidelity and with a focus on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  4. Teach social cognition and pragmatics.
  5. Remediate Executive Functioning (EF) skills.
  6. Remain aligned with Evidence-based Practices (EBP). 
  7. Use the Socratic Method.​                          


2014-15

SCHOOL HOURS:


MONDAYS-THURSDAYS:  8:15-3:10


FRIDAYS:  8:15-12:30 

(early release for
weekly teacher meetings & training)

Our school year operates on a modified year-round basis, which runs for ten full months from early August to mid-June.  There are six weeks off for summer, but we strongly encourage students to participate in our FREE online summer enrichment program to prevent significant regression. 

General Information


Kristina Blackledge, 
Founder & Executive Director

Bob Lorgeree,
Director of Operations