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Newcomer Programs

International Newcomer Center

Newcomer Programs are specifically designed for recent immigrant students with limited English language proficiency. They provide intensive instruction in a special academic environment.

The International Newcomer Center in the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language provides intensive English language development and cultural support to newly arrived refugee and immigrant students in grades 5-9 in their first year in MPS schools, allowing students to then make a smooth transition to their community school or school of choice.

Classes are aligned to state standards with intense focus on the language and culture required for high school success. After two years, students may choose to attend a school in their attendance area, one of the citywide secondary programs or continue at MACL.

The Bilingual Multicultural Office Immigrant Support Teacher (IST) works to support schools where newcomer students have been placed. The IST visits schools to meet with ESL teachers or administration to provide extensive support and resources.  A Newcomer Toolkit is also available to assist sites with their newcomers.

 

Contacts

Phone: 414-475-8732
Fax: 414-475-8188 

Immigrant Support Teacher: 
Laura Vargo

Contacts

Phone: 414-475-8091
Fax: 414-475-8188
Email: gueneylc@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Manager, Bilingual Multicultural Education:

Lorena Gueney

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