Academy for New Americans
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Focus on children who have just arrived in the United States
Students stay just one year
A tiny middle school that admits children year-round, Academy for New Americans serves students who have recently arrived in this country and are still learning English. Students stay for just one year and then transfer to their neighborhood middle school or to a regular a high school.
Children come from 38 countries and speak 18 languages. Staff members serve as interpreters in Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Greek, according to the school’s yearly plan.
The Academy for New Americans, also known as MS 235, shares a building with PS 234.
Admissions: Open to students and residents of District 24 and 30 who have been in the country less than one year. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 2019)Read more