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International Pioneers

Welcome! 欢迎! Bienvenido! أهلا بك! স্বাগত!

Overview:

Are you fluent in languages other than English?
Have you recently arrived in the United States of America?
Are you interested in learning or improving your English language skills?
Do you want the opportunity to share and teach others about your culture?
Do you want to learn about exciting college and career opportunities?

The International Pioneers SLC has fun and exciting opportunities just for you. Learn English in real-life situations while enjoying trips around New York City. You will also have a chance to develop your artistic talents in music, art, and drama by joining the Chinese, Spanish, or Chess clubs.
 
  • We emphasize the learning of the English language
  • We provide and support a rich instructional program
  • We offer an intensive and interdisciplinary English as a Second Language course of study
  • We work together to create a nurturing environment that fosters multicultural competence
  • We advise students on creating a postsecondary plan
 

International Pioneers Mission

The mission of the International Pioneers Learning Community is to provide an environment which will foster and support learning English to support academic growth in content area subjects. Common Core Standards will be incorporated. Necessary resources in content areas and English will be implemented to allow ELLs to achieve high standards of performance as well as to prepare for career challenges and college readiness.
 
Goals
  1. Become proficient in English within four years of entering grade nine.
  2. Use English to communicate about our academic subjects.
  3. Build confidence and skills which supports strong, healthy social development.
  4. Become responsible, well-informed citizens and perform our civic duties.
Courses Offered:
  • Students in the international SLC can enroll in elective classes throughout the school. Many of them choose to take classes from the Foreign Language department to sharpen their skills or learn something new.
  • After School Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) program - This course is designed for former SIFE students and offers 2 days of English and 2 days of Spanish instruction

Clubs advised by International SLC Teachers
  • American Mahjong Club - Advisor: Ms. Levine
  • Chinese Club - Advisor: Ms. Cao-Bush
  • Arista and Key Club - Advisor: Ms. Berkowitz
  • Chess Club - Advisor: Mr. Beriro
  • Tolerance Task Group - Advisor: Ms. Aguancha

Tutoring
  • Chinese Tutoring - All Levels - Ms. Cao-Bush
  • Algebra I - Mr. Xue
  • Regents Prep - Ms. Berkowitz
  • Checo - Mr. US and Global History
  • Saturday Academy

Events
Field Trips
  • National Geographic field trip
  • College field trip 10th / 11th grade to St Joseph’s
Assemblies
  • Queensborough Community College presentation about the CLIP program. CLIP is a pre-college program, and its goal is to provide intensive, full-time instruction in English to students who are at a very low proficiency level based on their CUNY Skills Assessment Tests in reading and writing. The purpose of the CLIP is to bring their proficiency up.
  • Discipline Conduct Policy
  • Senior Assembly on Graduation and College Prep
  • General Assembly
  • Guest Speakers
Movie night
End of year party

SLC Program Directors:
Ms. Altomarino
Ms. Nieves