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Newcomer A Program 6-8

Newcomer A

Mrs. Erickson's Classroom


Welcome! Please use this site to learn more about the Newcomer A Program here at Skyline Middle School!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at merickson@harrisonburg.k12.va.us. Enjoy!

The Newcomer A Program

Here at Skyline Middle School, we have a very unique language and acculturation program called the Newcomer Program.  We have a Newcomer 5-6A and Newcomer 7-8A. I teach our Newcomer 7th and 8th graders. Our program serves students who recently moved to the US with limited English abilities. We provide an opportunity for Newcomers to develop their English through accelerated, intentional instruction.  Another significant aspect of our program is to help students adjust and be successful within a new school setting, culture and community. Once they have reached a level of English that they are able to transition into a Newcomer B, they will have the opportunity to experience mainstream classes for part of the day. We believe this will make the transition from a self-contained classroom into the mainstream classroom much easier and beneficial. 

Updated: March 2015