Newcomer Toolkit

While CCSD welcomes over 320,000 students each year to our schools, there is a special group of approximately 5,000 students entering U.S. schools for their first or second year. The Newcomer Framework addresses the needs of these students.

Welcoming Practices (Intake)

Student/family questionnaires, adaptable PowerPoints, and diagnostic tools to assist with acclimation to the U.S.

Instructional Supports

Lessons on how to help students acclimate to U.S. schools, build literacy and language, and develop peer mentors.

Culture and Language

Find information on countries and cultural groups.

Family Engagement

Tools to help families engage in their child’s education.

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Newcomer Model creates a safe and respectful learning environment that welcomes students with cultural and linguistic diversity. In partnership with schools, this framework will provide recently arrived students with opportunities and supports to engage in grade-level curriculum. The ultimate goal is to empower newcomers to graduate college- and career-ready.