The Newcomer Academy (NCA) seeks to provide a welcoming and respectful environment that meets the unique linguistic, academic, and social-emotional needs of sixth- through eighth-grade Multilingual Learners (ML) in the JCPS District. These students typically are in their first year of instruction in a U.S. school. They are usually at the beginning levels of English proficiency and may have had limited, or interrupted, educational experiences in their native countries.
Students are referred to NCA by the Welcome Center at the Office of Multilingual Learners (OML) where all families of a non-English language background register when they first enter JCPS. At the Welcome Center at the Office of Multilingual Learners (OML), new students complete an English language assessment, and students in middle and high school who score below a certain threshold are referred to NCA. Enrollment at NCA is completely voluntary, and parents may waive English as a Second Language (ESL) services at any time. NCA students transition to another middle or high school with an ESL Program after one to three semesters.
For more information on the Newcomer Academy, contact the school at (502) 485-6324.
Please note: You may register your child for school regardless of immigration status and/or a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Contact the Office of Access and Opportunity at (502) 485-3650.