Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet School (FLAIM)

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Basic Information

Address: 802 Mayflower Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
County: East Baton Rouge Parish
School District: East Baton Rouge
Phone Number: 225-343-6630
Fax Number: 225-344-4962
Principal: Cheryl Miller

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Additional Information

School Type: Foreign Language (French or Spanish) Immersion Magnet Elementary
State District ID: Area 1
Founded: Became an immersion school in 1999, we were Spainsh only. We added French in 2001.
Ages/Grades: Pre-K through 5th grades
School Setting:

We are located in the downtown area of Baton Rouge. As a magnet school, we do not have an attendance zone and children come to us from all over the school district. We have combined an academic magnet using an advanced curriculum with the added feature of an immersion component, making students bilingual by the end of fifth grade.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00 am until 3:25 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: maroon and navy
School Mascot: bears
Cluster: NA
School Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, MLK, Mardi Gras, Easter/Spring Break
Community:

Downtown

School Size: 280
Classroom Size: 20 o 25 students depending on the grade level
Student/Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1
Departments:

Music, PE, ELA, Spanish K-5th and French K-5th

Curriculum:

We use an advanced version of the state's comprehensive curriculum. The academic subjects of math, science, social studies as well as all interaction with their homeroom teachers is done in the target language of French or Spanish. These subjects are not re-taught in English. Only the ELA block is done in English.

School Performance: We are in the top 4 schools in the district and are rated 3 out of 4 stars by the state.
Percentage of Graduating Class: NA
Support Services: Strings, Speech, school nurse
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

All classrooms have 3 to 5 computers, smart boards, etc. We also have a computer lab where teachers can bring the entire class to work.

School Clubs:

We have clubs once a month, including gardening, volleyball, Kiwanis K-Kids, dance, arts and crafts.

Awards & Recognition: We have been awarded national recognition by the Magnet Schools of America. They have awarded us their annual "Magnet School of Excellence" award for the second year in a row. We have been recognized by the Baton Rouge City Council and the State Legislature for our outstanding achievement.
Parking Spaces/Availability:

2 visitor spaces in the driveway. We currently have road/sewer work being done by DPW.

Admissions Requirements:

Students enroll at the kindergarten or first grade level with no French or Spanish language experience.  After grade one, students must be coming from an approved foreign language immersion school.  Children beginning in K or first are not required to have any previous language experience to enroll.

 The first application period begins after the district's Magnet Mania Event, usually held in mid to late October and runs until the first week in January.  We have a second application period that is from approximately mid-March to June 1st.

 

Admissions Deadline: We are in the second application period which ends on June 1st.
Mission Statement:

Preparing future citizens of the world today.

School History:

The school was built in 1949, having been designed by a noted Baton Rouge architect, Hays Town. It was a regular elementary school until Magnet programs became popular. The name "South Boulevard Elmentary" was changed in 2010 to Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immrsion Magnet School to reflect the immersion focus. The original magnet focus was extended day services.

Notes/School Information:

 We have teachers from all over the world who are native speakers of French or Spanish.  They are certified and highly qualified in their countries.  Our student body is an ecclectic mix of nationalities and socio-ecomonic levels.  We receive many visitors from around the world, musicians, dancers, and educators who come to see our students in action and have them participate in various activities.

  Our students learn not only their grade level curriculum, but are enriched by the language and cultures of their teachers.  All grade levels study different French and Spanish-speaking countries in depth each year.  They present their research at the International Festival in the spring.  Performances of skits, songs, dances, and information about the history, culture, and geography of these countries are presented to the parents and the public in 2 spectacular shows.  Students also prepare displays in the school's hallway to show what they have learned about the countries of study.

School Motto: We are the "beary" best

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