McKinley Elementary School

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McKinley offers a Structured English Immersion (SEI) program called Newcomers. Newcomers is a one-year self-contained intensive English classroom experience for students who have recently arrived in the United States and have a CELDT level of 1. The state-approved ELD curriculum facilitates achievement of state ELA standards by focusing on the ELD standards. Students’ personal cultural background and experiences are used in lesson design and implementations. Skill-based, small-group instruction plays a crucial role in differentiating instruction to meet individual needs. McKinley houses the Newcomers’ Program for all elementary schools in the District. More information...