As part of the objectives, methods, goals, and activities, students in grades one through five receive the official French curriculum from France for a total of two and a half hours daily, in addition to required core subjects in English and attend school for an additional hour. This enables students to obtain the goal of acquiring a second language empowering them to speak, read, write, and communicate. Coursework, taught by native French language teachers, includes French language instruction in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Students in the program have an extended school day. Kindergarten and 1st grade students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. In 2nd -5th grade, students attend school from 8:35 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. On Wednesdays, students are released an hour earlier.
The French International Studies Magnet Program has the LabelFracÉducation seal of quality for bilingual education in French which is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to schools promoting French language and culture as part of their specific curriculum. The LabelFrancÉducation promotes outstanding education in French among students and parents.
*The French IS Program is certified by the French Ministry of Education.