Last year, Breakthrough Schools received one of the largest grants in the country to open more schools, hire more teachers, and -- most importantly -- serve more students. Meet Kyndall, Justise, and DeTwan.
Want to work with our students? Keep reading to learn more about building your Breakthrough career.
Achievement gap? Not here.
State Senator Nina Turner proudly calls our students "cycle breakers." Our students & teachers together have not only closed but completely REVERSED the Black-White "achievement gap" that exists in major cities around our country. Here are our students' most recent results:
While tests are only one way to gauge student learning, these most recent results show how hard our students and teachers work to ensure our students are prepared for success in college and in life.
Many ways to do college prep.
We know that students thrive in different settings, and that teachers thrive in different settings. That's why we have multiple schools with distinct approaches to providing an outstanding, college prep education. Learn more about our unique schools, and see how some of our teachers and leaders have built their careers at Breakthrough Schools, in and out of the classroom.
Supported locally & nationally.
We are committed to ensuring every child in Cleveland has access to an outstanding free, public education. To make this happen, we have partnered with our local school district in Cleveland & teamed up with Teach For America (now in Cleveland!). Local foundations like The Cleveland Foundation & The George Gund Foundation, local businesses like Cliffs Natural Resources and Lubrizol, and national funders like The Charter School Growth Fund and the U.S. Department of Education themselves have provided millions of dollars in funding to our schools to help make this dream a reality.
Teach and learn with the best.
Our schools have been recognized nationally for their outstanding work. The Intergenerational School was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as 1 of 7 charter schools in the country to be featured their guide to K-8 Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap. Citizens Academy was just selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School, 1 of only 305 schools in the entire country. Cathy Whitehouse, Co-Founder of The Intergenerational School, was just selected School Leader of the Year by the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools. And our own Alicia Sadonick, who was selected "Teacher of Year" by the OAPCS a few years ago, is our Founding Principal of Citizens Academy East. Teach and learn with great colleagues...
Ready to join us?
We are growing fast, and we need bright, talented, hard-working, mission-driven teachers & leaders to ensure each and every one of our students receives an outstanding college preparatory education.
We need to hire outstanding teachers to support our growing network of schools. We also have opportunities in operations, leadership, and development. Learn more about our careers & contact us with any questions. Hope to meet you soon!