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Mission Statement

>>  To promote the value of learning and self-worth among students and staff
>>  To promote quality performance among students and staff
>>  To transition all the students to become productive and responsible citizens within the society in which they may find themselves in the future
>>  To pursue academic excellence

School Philosophy

The Empire State Academy at Norman Thomas High School recognizes the need for English language learners to have both oral and written skills in order to function successfully in mainstream United States society. The ability to speak and understand English is insufficient for effective progression in school. Proficiency in reading and writing is critical to students' academic achievement and comprehension of content material in all subjects.

Why study empire state languages for business?

The Empire State Academy is designed to transition students from their native Language classroom setting to the monolingual classroom setting while developing the English language skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The Academy offers the students the opportunity to continue developing their native language skills (Spanish). This way, they can be ready to compete in today’s multilingual global market place. In addition, as the students develop their English Language Proficiency skills, they have the opportunity to take course in Microsoft Office application, Art History, Drama and Advanced Placement courses.

Program Coursework

Coursework in the Empire State programs involves training in Microsoft Office applications, ESL, Bilingual Transitional, Spanish Language Heritage and Native, Advanced Placement, Art, Drama. Courses offered include the following:

>>  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Desktop Publisher
>>  English as a Second Language Program
>>  Bilingual Transitional Spanish
>>  Art
>>  Drama
>>  Spanish for Business
>>  Advanced Placement (Spanish Language / Literature, US History, Global Studies, Math, English)
>>  Spanish Levels 1 - 8

Norman Thomas HS does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any
of its employment, educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, recreational, and other school-administered programs.
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