Newcomer Programs


Newcomer programs provide specialized instruction to beginning-level English Learners who have recently arrived in the U.S. These programs can be useful for districts with a large number of students with limited or interrupted formal education who may have low literacy in their native language. In addition to academic language support, the newcomer program serves to familiarize newcomers with U. S. cultural and educational systems. 

Who Qualifies? 
• K- 12 Elementary Students
• Residents of the Appleton Area School District
• New to the United States (One year or less)
• Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education
• English Proficiency Level 1 Fluency based on initial English language screener

Length of Newcomer program in AASD
• Up to 2 years, based on arrival date in the United States

AASD Schools with Newcomer programs
• Lincoln Elementary
• McKinley Elementary
• Kaleidoscope Academy
• North High School

Amy Swick
English Learner (EL) Program Coordinator
(920) 832-1729