• Welcome to The International Newcomer Academy!

    Our program serves high school students who have recently arrived to the United States and are new to the English language. By providing our students with personalized instruction, it is our goal that they experience success when they return to their home schools. Our students generally stay with us for 1 or 2 years, depending on their individual needs. We provide a full schedule for all students, regardless of language background or when they enter the program. Classes include a double block of English and math, social studies, PE/health, and reading instruction. 

    While academics are at the core of the Newcomer experience, we feel that education doesn’t stop at the end of the school day. By working together with Adult Education, our teachers and staff meet with families in their homes and help connect them with other community organizations and evening classes. Our after-school programs help provide students with cultural connections to what they are learning during the day. Many of our students participate in home school extra-curricular sports and clubs. Finally, to reduce the digital divide, we work with our technology department to loan needy families computers.

    Most importantly, we see our Newcomer students and families as bringing a wealth of experience and diversity to our school and community. Everyday, our dedicated staff helps our students navigate through a new system so they can experience academic success and make a successful transition.

    Janice Aponte, Associate Principal of The International Newcomer Academy and Early College Center
    janice.aponte@d214.org  |  847-718-7836

    Diane Guzman, Administrative Assistant
    diane.guzman@d214.org  |  847-718-7937