2015 Heritage Language Academy
Congratulations to all parents and students who completed the 2015 Heritage Language Academy (HLA) program. The HLA program was developed as a university-school collaboration between the TESOL program at UNCG and Asheboro City Schools (ACS) in 2008. It aims at developing students’ bilingual skills. Parents are invited to participate in home literacy activities and a computer skills class. Students and parents from Balfour Elementary School and North Asheboro Middle School participated in HLA this year. Dr. Ye He, from the School of Education at UNCG, awarded certificates of completion to HLA participants at NAMS. The HLA received the University-School Teacher Education Partnerships (USTEP) grant and was supported by ACS superintendent Dr. Terry Worrell, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Smith, principals Jusmar Maness and Candace Call, assistant principals Holly White and Yajaira Owens, and ESL lead teacher Dubraska Stines. HLA teachers included Carlie Abercrombie, Adriana Paschal, Claudia Rodriguez, Izamar Delgado, Jennifer Williamson, Marilu Arellano, and Sharon Cagle.