The mission of Breakthrough Magnet North Campus (formerly Breakthrough II) is for staff, families, and community members of diverse backgrounds to work in partnership to develop students as models of outstanding character. Students learn problem solving, responsible choice-making, and the value of keeping their agreements. Character development permeates our broad-based instruction, producing students with academic rigor, aesthetic appreciation, technological expertise, and physical expressiveness aimed at contributing to the well being of others. At Breakthrough Magnet North Campus, we celebrate our global community, and our students’ resultant lives are marked by vitality, effectiveness, health, and well being.
Breakthrough Magnet North Campus is a school where families and teachers work together for academic success. We stress purposeful learning in which students gain knowledge, utilize higher-order thinking, exercise the mind and body, and value the educational experience. Parent participation is key to student success. It can take many forms, including but not exclusive to: attending school assemblies, serving as a member of our school governance council, volunteering in classrooms, serving as a member of our PTO, attending school events and parent training, or chaperoning a field trip. We also support parents doing school-friendly activities at home such as reading with their child, supervising homework, preparing their child for school, or playing games together.
The Breakthrough Magnet North Campus model is organized around a rich character development theme, which permeates all that we do with students, parents, staff, and community members. Breakthrough students are instructed in various problem-solving strategies and communication techniques. These include HA HA SO strategies for handling bullies, the use of I-messages, use of committed complaints (those made with the commitment to finding a solution), making requests and negotiating agreements, and using a 4-step problem solving approach.
Breakthrough’s Character education curriculum raises student awareness in 5 major areas:
B Changing Breakdowns to Breakthroughs by applying problem solving strategies,
R taking Responsibility for being the author of one’s life by mastering one’s self talk,
I learning how Integrity (keeping one’s word) empowers relationships and goals,
C creating opportunities for students to Contribute within the classroom, school and community,
K engaging students to increase their Knowledge in all areas to better inform their choices
Be a BRICK not a marshmallow!!