Audubon is the only accredited public school in Louisiana
Adds new Mandarin Chinese teacher for middle schoolers to learn 3rd language
Audubon Charter School, a top performing dual program school, is proud to announce that its French Program has gained accreditation by the French Ministry of Education through 8th Grade. Audubon was previously accredited through 5th grade.
As an accredited French PK-8 school, Audubon is officially recognized as a school that conforms to the curricula defined by the French Ministry of National Education. Accredited schools are unique because they teach the official French curriculum, unlike French immersion schools, which teach the Louisiana curriculum in French.
“We are proud and honored to be given this accreditation by the French Ministry of National Education and to be the only public school in Louisiana to achieve this,” said Principal Janice Dupuy. “This proves Audubon’s commitment to academic excellence in an environment that celebrates multiculturalism.”
The official French curriculum taught at Audubon and other accredited North American schools is enriched by aspects of North American culture and educational practices and the mastery of English.
French curriculum schools are renowned for their outstanding educational standards and their dedication to bilingual (and trilingual) studies and multiculturalism. In this vein, Audubon is pleased to announce a new Mandarin teacher, Ganzhi Du, who will teach Mandarin Chinese as a third language to its French school students, as well as teach lessons on global cultures to 1st –6th graders in in both the school’s French and Montessori programs.
Audubon’s Mandarin teacher is funded and provided by the Teachers of Critical Languages Program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Audubon also offers a Montessori Program that is an initiate member of the American Montessori Society.
Pictured : Audubon Charter School's new Chinese teacher, Ganzhi Du (middle) and two new French teachers Anne-Laure Filoche-Deluen (left) and Mehdi Kamel (right).
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Contact: Sophia Griffies, Audubon Charter School, 504-324-7100 Heather Harper, Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools, 504-897-6110