What is the Newcomer Program?
The Newcomer Program is a part of the ESL program designed for recent immigrant English language learners. It is a multi-age program that prepares recent immigrant students with the academic language necessary for success for a total of one year.
Identified students who enroll into the program in the spring (second semester) may continue enrollment in the Newcomer Program for the next academic year (campus LPAC recommendation).
Who is Eligible for the Newcomer Program?
- Recent immigrant students who have lived outside of the United States for two consecutive years or more
- Newcomer students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade
- Identification, placement, assessment, and monitoring of students enrolled in the program are the responsibilities of the campus LPAC
Where is the Newcomer Program Offered?
For the 2020-2021 school year, the following schools offer targeted newcomer support:
- Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School
- Lee A. McShan Jr. Elementary School
- Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
- José “Joe” May Elementary School
- Stephen C. Foster Elementary School
- Herbert Marcus Elementary School
For more information about Newcomer Programs, please contact:
Supervisor of Newcomer Programs