The Newcomer Center is a unique program in which students who speak little or no English spend up to 4 hours of their school day in a sheltered classroom designed to jump-start their English learning.

Students from many different nations come together in the Newcomer Center. They receive intensive English instruction through a variety of methods and study content areas such as math and science. The Newcomer Center also instructs students on American life and culture.

Once students are ready, they move into English Language Acquisition I (ELA), then ELA II. At the same time, they attend regular content classes, such as history, science and math.

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