Become a Breakthrough SJC Student

Applying to Breakthrough SJC is a very selective process. The program is free to students, but we expect all students to work hard and fully commit to Breakthrough all the way through college graduation.

2020-2021 Key Dates

Application Deadline

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Student Interviews

Monday, March 1st, 2021 by Zoom

Breakthrough SJC applicants should:

  • Have grades that show skills proficiency at or above grade level.
  • Have grades that show strong academic growth in the past year.
  • Want to attend a four-year college/university.
  • Be excited to attend summer sessions for three years and Breakthrough programming for 10+ years.
  • Attend Marco Forster Middle School.
  • Be in the 6th grade (few spots may be available for 7th or 8th grade students – please inquire with specific questions).

How to apply?

  1. Submit an online application with transcripts.
  2. Attend a virtual interview.

Apply here:

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If you have any questions about applying to Breakthrough SJC, send your message to

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