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What are the eligibility criteria for the Newcomer Learning Academy?

In order to enroll in the NLA Program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a recent immigrant to the United States; less than one year in the country
  • Home Language Survey (EH-40) indicates that the student speaks a language other than English
  • Is 14-20 years of age (grades 9-12)
  • Student scores below 2 on the W-APT (English language proficiency test)

For more information, call the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs at 215-400-4240 (Opt. 1) or visit: