In order to realize our mission and vision, we are proposing a school that, in addition to having a
rigorous program guided by high expectations, is made unique by characteristics that are both
shown to be beneficial to all students as well as craved by our community.

Our school will be defined by the following differentiating pillars:

● French-Language Immersion: The use of an immersion language pathway gives
students a rigorous academic training, as well as both the intellectual and cultural
benefits of bilingualism. Our school has partnerships with organizations such as the
Council for the Development of French in Louisiana through which we will be able to
recruit teachers who are native French speakers. This will support our language
immersion program.
● Extra-Curricular Community Engagement: One of the central purposes of our use of a
French-immersion program is to cultivate a strong sense of community among our
stakeholders and within our school. We will reinforce this characteristic central to our
school by engaging all of our students in extracurricular community service projects.
● Diverse Student Body: Our school is committed to having a socioeconomically and
racially diverse student body. There is a large body of data demonstrating that
socioeconomic and racial diversity is beneficial for all students and, in particular, at-risk