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Since the early 1800’s, when New Hampshire’s first woolen and cotton mills were established right here in New Ipswich, the community has welcomed Newcomers from around the globe to the region.  More than ever, welcoming and supporting Newcomers mutually benefits our community’s sustainability and well-being. 

According to US News and World Reports, Newcomers are increasingly relocating to New Hampshire with an international population increase of more than 53% between 2000 and 2017 due to the State’s safety, culture of independence, and affordability and equality.  All of these factors bring an immigrant population that is largely college educated (64.5%), comprise 6.5% of the New Hampshire workforce, and who annually contribute $2.4 Billion (American Immigration Council)  in spending power to the State economy. In addition, multilingual students bring the world to our classrooms, offering new perspectives about language, culture, and life.  

In that same tradition, the Mascenic Regional School District welcomes students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  For qualifying students, our district’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program offers support in English language instruction and literacy skills to successfully access the school curriculum.  Furthering community well-being and sustainability, the Mascenic District proudly partners with other school districts,sharing ESOL support and extending access and experience among districts.

For more information about the district ESOL program, contact Molly Badrawy or  Melissa Gray.

For more information about the ESOL program please visit the New Hampshire Department of Education - English to Speakers of Other Language webpage.

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