Supporting Students New to America


Classroom Resources

Local Resources

Arts Ed & Learning
Through arts education and learning, we aid in the nurturing of intelligent, capable, compassionate individuals who will be tomorrow’s artists, arts patrons, innovators, and creatives.
First Ascent Scholars
First Ascent Scholars cultivates, encourages and enables academically focused students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to:
  • Attend the Eccles School
  • Connect with the University of Utah, local and global community, and Reach their full academic potential


Granite School District Tumaini Welcome & Transition Center (pdf)
The Tumaini Center helps newcomer students successfully transition into their home schools. Participants receive an intensive two-week instructional program focusing on academic and social skills in English. The curriculum includes: oral language, school culture, literacy, numeracy, computers, and collaborative learning.


Curriculum Resources

Analyzing Maps to Better Understand Global Current Events & History
In this lesson, we provide strategies to help students gain that confidence so they can interpret even the most complex historical or current maps. We also suggest ways for using current events maps as a tool to better understand both history and what’s going on in the world today.
The Choices Progam
Choices materials incorporate the latest scholarship from Brown University and beyond to draw connections between historical events and contemporary international issues.