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Ms. Gwen Snow


Mr. Elisha Beardsley
ESL Program Coordinator


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4018 West Market St
Louisville, KY 40212

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Amy Dennes

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Diane Porter

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The ESL Newcomer Academy

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The goal of the ESL Newcomer Academy is to provide a welcoming and respectful environment to meet the unique linguistic, academic and social/emotional needs of sixth through tenth grade English language learners (ELLs) enrolling in the Jefferson County Public School district, who are at the beginning levels of English proficiency, in their first year of instruction in a US school and may have had limited, or interrupted, prior educational experiences in their native countries.

As a community, by utilizing intensive curriculum and research-based English language learning methodologies and strategies, we collaborate to promote the language and academic skills that provide the necessary basis for participation in comprehensive classrooms.

ESL Newcomer Academy students transition to another middle or high school with an ESL program after one to three semesters.

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Last modified October 28, 2014