The New America School (Charter)
More than 500 students representing 27 different countries attend New America School to get the education they need and the high school experiences they desire.
The New America School is a public high school dedicated to providing intensive English language instruction to non-native English speaking young adults. Students ages 15-21 years old can learn English for free, take advantage of both day and night classes and earn a high school diploma.
English Language Learners begin their first year at New America taking full English immersion classes for four hours a day. English Language Learners also develop an understanding of what it takes to be successful in America through a societal competency lesson in ESL classes.
Classes are taught using "scaffolded" learning, in which teachers build on concepts to reinforce learning in several different ways.
Teachers use a variety of methods to deliver information. For example, a teacher may explain a concept in English and then act out the information or use illustrations to reflect the same concept. This teaching method helps English Language Learners gain a solid understanding of lessons and classroom material.
The New America School curriculum follows Colorado State and Mapleton Public School District standards. In every lesson, teachers communicate and reinforce English through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Student life at New America School is very similar to student life at a traditional high school. Students may attend the New America School prom, play on a soccer or basketball team and can participate in a ski and snowboard program in the winter.
For more information visit www.newamericaschool.org
New America Charter School students are:
New to country students looking to improve their English language skills.
Students who excel in a flexible learning environment with both day and night classes.
Students looking for top-quality education and the opportunity to earn a diploma based on the same state standards as all other schools.
Students who want to participate in extra curricular activities and events.
Students who want to learn in a safe environment and want to be proactive in keeping New America School a safe environment.
Students interested in a four-day schedule with the opportunity to take both day and night classes.
The New America School
School Address: (Map)
601 E. 64th Ave.
Denver, Co 80229
Phone: (303) 991-0130
Fax: (303) 252-9254
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Students ages 15-21
District Upcoming Events
June 25 - Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., Administration Office, 591 E. 80th Ave., Denver
July 4-5- All District offices will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday
Aug. 19 - First day of school, grades 1-12. Check your school calendar for more information!