For students who have just arrived in Cleveland from other countries and Puerto Rico, Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy provides a welcoming learning environment to help you get used to your new surroundings. The PreK-12 school is designed to help you find your way in a new country with a different language and different customs.
Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy provides rigorous English as a Second Language (ESL) intervention classes and a comprehensive academic program to help you graduate and go on to college and a career.
You will be supported with the help of:
highly trained staff endorsed by Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
bilingual instructional aides who speak in your native language to provide academic reinforcement.
English as a Second Language in the four domains (speaking, listening, reading and writing) to help you keep up with your grade-level curriculum.
increased cultural acclimation through enrichment activities.
opportunities to acclimate parents and families to the community and make them aware of available resources.
individualized educational and social-emotional interventions for those who need additional support, including after-school tutoring, social groups, cultural groups and clubs.
Last week, at the 39th conference, the club honored the District’s top seniors and connected them with civic leaders to discuss issues that are important to the seniors and articulate their visions of the future.
Our Mission - The International Newcomers Academy’s mission is to develop language skills and academic content with a diverse multilingual population. Working collaboratively, the highly trained and dedicated staff provides an enriching and supportive learning environment that motivates students to strive for academic and personal achievement.