This program is for students with less than two years in United States schools who are at the beginning levels of English proficiency (ELPAC Level 1) in grades 3rd through 8th.  Students receive intensive English instruction, while they learn about their school environment and culture in the United States, in addition to academic language in grade level content.  Students may participate in the Newcomer program for two to three years until they are mainstreamed into the SEI or ELM program.  This program is only offered at McKinna (3rd-5th) and Frank Middle School (6th-8th) with transportation provided for students not residing in that attendance area.