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Breakthrough’s Schoolwide Postsecondary Advising Program (PSAP)

The Schoolwide Postsecondary  Advising Program is a year-round advising services partnership that supports students to realize their postsecondary goals by providing direct advising services to every junior and senior at a campus. Additionally, the PSAP works with the campus through capacity-building support to shift the goal for students beyond high school graduation to success in higher education.

Serving All Students

When we say college, we include pursuing any postsecondary education pathway that allows a student to attain a credential, certificate, diploma, or enrollment in the military while pursuing their passions and preparing for their career. At Breakthrough, the terms ‘college,’ ‘higher education,’ and ‘postsecondary’ are used interchangeably.

Serving Students To and Through College

The Schoolwide program doesn’t stop at high school graduation! PSAP program graduates can enroll in Breakthrough’s Postsecondary Completion Program to receive up to six years of support to complete their postsecondary goals!

 

PSAP School Sites

2021 Launch

Manor New Tech High School

2023 Launch

Eastside Early College High School

HOW DO WE SUPPORT Psap STUDENTS?

  Student Services

  • Meet regularly with every junior/senior at least once a month
  • Support goals and plan creation for education and career pathways after high school
  • Help with research for colleges, universities, technical and vocational schools
  • Provide individualized support on completing college and financial aid applications
  • Planning support for how to afford college and research scholarships 
  • Support testing preparation for entrance exams for colleges and the military
  • Partner with the high school to create college and careers experiences
  • Customized support the summer after graduation

Meet Your Advisors

MANOR NEW TECH HIGH SCHOOL

KENDRA STRANGE

Chief Schools Officer
kendra@breakthroughctx.org

YESENIA HERNANDEZ

PSAP Advisor
Manor New Tech HS
AmeriCorps Member
yeseniahernandez@breakthroughctx.org

JOHANA ORTIZ SUCHIL

PSAP Advisor
Manor New Tech HS
Program Coordinator
johana@breakthroughctx.org

RICARDO CHAVEZ

PSAP Advisor
Manor New Tech HS
AmeriCorps Member
ricardochavez@breakthroughctx.org

JARVIER PEEPLES

PSAP Advisor
Manor New Tech HS
Program Coordinator
jarvier@breakthroughctx.org

EASTSIDE EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

RANDALL ISCHY

PSAP Advisor
Eastside Early College
Associate Director
randall@breakthroughctx.org

Sascha

CHRISTINA HILLARD

PSAP Advisor
Eastside Early College
Program Coordinator
christinahillard@breakthroughctx.org

ARELIA VELAZQUEZ

AmeriCorps Leader
Eastside Early College

Interested in the Breakthrough Schoolwide P.S.A.P. Program and want to learn more, please contact Kendra Strange, Chief Schools Officer, kendra@breakthroughctx.org