Newcomer Center 

High School District 214 was awarded a Bilingual Education Grant from the U.S. Department of Education on January 28, 2002. As a result, 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 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (847) 718-4022
Elk Grove High School 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, IL 60007 (847) 718-4422
John Hersey High School 1900 E. Thomas St., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (847) 718-4822
Prospect High School 801 W. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 718-5222
Rolling Meadows High School 2901 W. Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (847) 718-5622
Wheeling High School 900 S. Elmhurst Road, Wheeling, IL 60090 (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 open 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, students 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, social studies, PE/health and reading. The overall purpose of the program is to accelerate English language acquisition.

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

Director: Angela Sisi, (847) 718-7836 |
Coordinator: Mario Perez, (847) 718 7936 |
Assistant: Diane Guzman, (847) 718-7937 |

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