Newcomer centers are designed for students who are new to the United States, have a history of limited or interrupted education and have minimal literacy skills in both their native language and English. Newcomer Center students receive English instruction that focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing improvement with low student-adult ratios and state-of-the-art computer systems.
Students in the Newcomer Centers are served for one or two semesters to prepare them for participation in an ELA program.
An initial review of students’ educational background takes place during registration at the home school. If they meet the criteria to attend a Newcomer Center, students are referred to the appropriate Newcomer Center for further evaluation.
Newcomer Centers are located at the following schools: