Welcome to the first year of Lycée Français’ High School experience. We are proud and excited to open the doors, for the first time, to our 9th grade class, a pioneer class like no other. The high school experience at Lycée is rigorous and very different from any other offerings in the New Orleans or Louisiana secondary education landscape. Students have the opportunity to pursue the Louisiana high school diploma as well as the French-American Baccalauréat.
Students will focus on building on the knowledge and skills gained during their previous school years as well as specializing in specific areas of studies. Students will take core academic classes towards their diploma and TOPS University Pathway.
French-American Baccalauréat (FAB)
Created by the French Ministry of Education in partnership with the U.S. College Board, the FAB adds American Advanced Placement exams to French Baccalauréat exams. Depending on their area of concentration, students will take courses and exams in AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Micro- and Macro-economics, AP European History, or AP Biology. These courses, taught in English, count for the prestigious French diploma. Unlike the Louisiana diploma, the FAB includes an extended exam period that takes place at the end of the 11th and 12th grades. The successful passing of the FAB exams leads to a diploma that marks the completion of the French High School program.
Course choice and diploma pathways are very important for a student’s high school success and decisions are made with the assistance of an academic counselor, who will work with students on building a graduation plan. Decisions on diploma pathway also depends on a student’s interest, capability and ambition.
The Lycée unique program provides students with all the needed tools to be prepared for a successful college experience. The strengthening of students’ intellectual potential through educational frameworks designed to develop 21st century skills, will adequately prepare students for college and work. Students will be engaged in dialectic exercises, think analytically and critically among different branches of knowledge, craft an argument, delve into abstraction, and produce quality work in a stimulating intellectual environment where language, sciences, the humanities and the arts blend and are the cornerstone of their educational experience. Key for the attainment of these skills is the partnership among students, teachers, parents and all stakeholders. We welcome and encourage these essential dialogues.
Furthermore, bilingualism, biliteracy, multiculturalism, the embrace and celebration of our diversity, the importance of equity and inclusion, and the testament of their transformative power, are all Lycée’s extraordinary assets that students can build upon to find their right place in our society and contribute with strong citizenry.
Honors Courses in Middle and High School
Students meeting specific criteria including final class grades, teacher recommendations, and assessment data will earn seat priority in advanced courses in middle school. Courses include English I in 8th grade, Algebra I in 7th or 8th grade, and also 7th grade honors math.
Student Council is being offered as in the Middle School years.
Club activities such as National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society are being developed.
Exchange experiences with other schools are also being developed.
Foreign trip is being organized
High School Virtual Open House 2020 – Opening Presentation | DOWNLOAD
High School Virtual Open House 2020 – Culture & Facilities Presentation | DOWNLOAD
High School Virtual Open House 2020 – Academics Presentation | DOWNLOAD
French High School Exams Presentation | DOWNLOAD
International Trip Café Presentation | DOWNLOAD
Chana Benenson, Principal
Diane Duhesme, Director of the High School
Sophie Capmartin, Director of Academics
Mandi Lenherr, Director of Exceptional Student Services
Annie Neahring, Humanities Coordinator
Samantha Kreusher, STEM Coordinator
Laura Stryjewski, Academic Counselor
Vincent Wiemann, ESS Coordinator
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last updated: Nov. 20, 2020