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.
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.