Newcomer Center (LINC)

Township High School District 214 was recently awarded a Bilingual Education Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. On January 28, 2002, District 214 opened the doors to a new program, the Language Immersion Newcomer Center (Newcomer Center). Immigrant students with limited English language skills enroll in the Newcomer Center for a maximum of one or two semesters and one summer school session (6 weeks). The Newcomer Center is designed to meet the learning needs of high school aged second language learners who recently arrived in the United States and have minimal years of schooling. After completing the program, students are transitioned to their home high school.

All students need to register at their home high school's Student Services Department.

Buffalo Grove High School

1100 West Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Telephone #: 847-718-4022

Elk Grove High School

500 West Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, IL 60007

Telephone #: 847-718-4422

John Hersey High School

1900 East Thomas Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Telephone #: 847-718-4822

Prospect High School

801 West Kensington Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Telephone #: 847-718-5222

Rolling Meadows High School

2901 West Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Telephone #: 847-718-5622

Wheeling High School

900 South Elmhurst Road, Wheeling, IL 60090

Telephone #: 847-718-7022

After completing the proper registration forms, eligible students will be given directions to the Newcomer Center. No student can be enrolled at the Newcomer Center until he/she completes the registration forms at the home high school. The Newcomer Center is opened Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (summer, Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). For registration, student should go to building A, room 337 (signs are posted).

At the Newcomer Center staff will review transcripts and administer diagnostic and placement assessments to ensure that each student will have an appropriate program of instruction. Each student will receive instruction in English, math, science, and social studies. The overall purpose of the program is to accelerate English language acquisition.

Newcomer Center
Forest View Education Center - Building A
2121 South Goebbert Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Newcomer Website

Director: Norman Kane, 847-718-7836; e-mail:
Coordinator: Mario Perez, 847-718 7936; email:

Assistant: Diane Guzman, 847-718-7937; e-mail:

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