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    NAHED CHAPMAN NEW AMERICAN ACADEMY K-8

    Gallaudet  

                                                                                 

       1530 & 1616 S. Grand

           St. Louis, Missouri 63104   

                                Office 314-776-3285                                   

                                                                                                                  

    Dr. Conaway  

                                                                 

    Principal: Dr. Nicole Conaway

    nicole.conaway@slps.org

    Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm

    Grades: K-8

     

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    MISSION:  We believe LEADers change the world!

    VISION:  We will model LEADership qualities for future success while serving the whole child.

    Home of the Chapman Cheetahs!

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Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Nahed Chapman New American Academy Principal's Corner

    Dr. Conaway & Chapman   


    Dear Families,

    After serving as a Principal in St. Louis Public Schools for the past 7 years, I decided I needed to begin a new challenge.  I have always had a passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds and requested to be at Nahed Chapman New American Academy. It is my pleasure to now serve you as the Principal of Nahed Chapman New American Academy.  

    As an educator for over 20 years and a mother of two children, I understand the importance of having a safe place for your child to learn and grow. 

    At Nahed Chapman New American Academy, our goal is to do just that; we will provide a safe, loving environment where your child can learn the necessary English language skills to be successful in the United States and beyond.

    We are committed to working with you and your family to make sure your child has the best school experience possible.  If there is anything we can do to support you through this process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    I can be reached at 314-776-3285.

    I look forward to working with you, your child, and your family.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Nicole L. Conaway

     

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: We believe LEADers change the world!

    Our Vision: We will model LEADership qualities for future success while serving the whole child.


    Nahed Chapman New American Academy is a St. Louis Public School that serves only children in grades K-8 who are new to the United States and have a score of 2.0 or below on the ACCESS Screener.  Students can only stay at NCNAA for a maximum of two years before they are able to transition to one of our ESOL Center Schools.  ESOL Center Schools provide ESOL support to students based on their individual need.

    At NCNAA, students are placed in grade specific classrooms based on age. Instruction is conducted primarily in English with a scaffold of supports based on student need.  Class sizes are kept as low as possible to maximize learning.  Teachers use SIOP strategies in the classroom to engage all students in learning.  Lessons have a clear focus on both a content and language objective.  Reading, Writing, Language, and Math are our core subjects.  Science and Social Studies concepts are imbedding within our Reading program.

    Since we share a campus with the SLPS ESOL Office, we have translators on site to communicate with parents and students when necessary. We have a full time counselor as well as a full time nurse. Students are provided with health care on site.  We work with many community partners to make sure our familes needs are met.  Proudly, we work in conjunction with the International Institute to settle families into our wonderful city.

     

    We currently have just over 200 students enrolled in grades K-8.  Our student breakdown of languages is shown below.

    Language

    Number of Students

    Percentage of Students

    Albanian

    1

    .4

    Arabic

    9

    4

    Dari

    14

    7

    Farsi

    1

    .4

    Other

    13

    6

    Pashtu

    19

    9

    Somali

    1

    .4

    Spanish

    120

    58

    Swahili

    21

    10

    Tigrinya

    5

    2

    Vietnamese

    4

    2

     

     

Dr. Conaway Reads to YOU!

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    All of the books below are read to you by Dr. Conaway! 

    Click on any book to see and hear Dr. Conaway read!

     

     

    So Many Cats!

     

    Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

     

     

    There's No Place Like Home

     

    Where the Wild Things Are

     

    Just For You

     

    Llama Llama Red Pajama

    I'll Meet You Halfway

     

    Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

     

    Possum Come a-Knockin'

     

    I'll Meet You Halfway

     

    I am Skippyjon Jones

     

    Green Eggs and Ham

     

    Are You My Mother

     

    Where's My Teddy

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