Nogales High School
At Nogales High School in Los Angeles County, the English Language Development program specialist collaborates with school staff and students to produce welcome videos for students new to the United States in their primary languages.
Fellow newcomer students help develop the content and record the messages, relaying what to expect at school and where to go for assistance. Newcomer students report that this welcoming environment has helped them feel comfortable asking for academic help. The school also has a counselor dedicated specifically to serving newcomer students who regularly checks in with them and monitors their progress.