Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


The focus of this Capstone Project is on the support systems that schools can provide to newcomer immigrant students. This is important because immigrant students need all the support they can get when they are attending a new school environment. Three action options emerged from an analysis of the data and were explored as ways to address the issue presented. Schools should have after-school tutorials solely for the newcomer immigrant students, have a welcoming environment, and have an English Learner class where immigrant students learn based on their knowledge. Based on this evidence, the combination of having a welcoming environment and having an English Learner class is argued to be the most effective way to provide the support system these newcomer immigrant students need when attending a new school environment.