Newcomer Summer School
Newcomer Summer School is designed to help newly arrived students develop beginning English language skills by delivering appropriate content area instruction, with specific language support. The program will also support students as they acclimate to the U.S. school system, while also building and strengthening our students’ native language skills.
Please note that this program is enrolled based on academic criteria and proficiency level.
All eligible students will be provided with an application by their ENL teacher.
Students who are English language learners currently in grades 6-12, with a proficiency level of entering and emerging, are invited to attend.
Please note that this program is enrolled based on academic criteria and proficiency level. All eligible students will be provided with an application by their ENL teacher.
|Apply by||June 20|
|Start date||July 6|
|End date||Aug. 6|
|Location(s)||Albany International Center (50 North Lark St)|
This program is offered in-person at Albany International Center, which willl be located at 50 North Lark Street.
Program structure and grading
Newcomer Summer School will have a strong emphasis on teaching literacy skills while also teaching vital life skills necessary for navigation within the school and community. This program will provide an academic-rich day that fosters the understanding of local civics, while also providing social emotional support to all students.
The district has adopted a pass/fail grading practice for the 2021 Newcomer School Summer Program. In order for students to pass they must:
- Actively participate in instruction and learning activities
- Respond to feedback provided by the teacher
- Submit work in a timely manner
- Demonstrate evidence of learning
Attendance and behavior
Participation is critical to student success in the program and will be documented. Staff will be reaching out on a regular basis to ensure that students are completing work. During classroom times, students are expected to login to their Google Classroom and complete work the teacher assigns.
As per the district attendance policy, students who exceed three absences will not receive credit for summer courses.
Students will be held to behavioral expectations and consequences of the district Code of Conduct.
All students who attend in person summer school will receive on CDTA pass. The pass will be activated for the months of July and August.
Breakfast and lunch are provided each day as part of the in-person program.
Please note that the in-person portions of this program will adhere to all COVID-19 health and safety protocols including social distancing and face masks.
If you have questions about the program, you can contact your child's ENL teacher or the program coordinator listed below.