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Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (BR FLAIM or FLAIM) elementary school is Baton Rouge's only public elementary foreign language immersion school for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade*. Academic immersion is a teaching method where the teacher speaks in the target language to teach students the academic material and a second language at the same time. FLAIM students are taught math, science, art and social studies by French, Spanish or Mandarin speaking teachers. 

FLAIM is also an academic magnet. We set high expectations for every student. Our teachers use Louisiana Student Standards as the rest of the state/district public schools, but they accelerate the curriculum so that the students are consistently challenged. FLAIM teachers also use body language to teach the skills and concepts of the vocabulary, mechanics, and syntax of the language itself through song, dance, hands-on activities, art, and play. While FLAIM students spend 60-70% of their school day in immersion, the academic standards are not neglected and students perform above average on standardized tests.

* BR FLAIM has a Pre-K 4 Program that is NOT immersion.

 

 

Vision

Our vision is for students to be culturally diverse, independent learners with the skills for success in the global community and a tolerance and respect for our world.

Purpose

The purpose of Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (BR FLAIM) is to teach children to become citizens that strive for excellence in life. We achieve this goal with rich educational experiences while broadening minds through foreign language. Through immersion, we prepare our students to be college ready and leaders in the global community. Our culturally diverse faculty equips students with a second language, deep academic skills, a high interest in learning, and the tools to solve real life problems. Through the BR FLAIM program, our students become successful, happy citizens.

 
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Academic Successes

In 2017, FLAIM was recognizes as a NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL.   Internationally, FLAIM received the LabelFrancÉducation Award from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2016.  100% of 5th graders earn a DELF diploma by the French Ministry of Education for passing the DELF Exam, which assesses their competency in French.

  • 2nd highest performing elementary school in EBR School System
  • Over 95% of students are on or above grade level
  • Maintained "A" rating in Louisiana's school accountability system for the last 7 years
  • 2017 certified World Language Site for the second time
  • Nationally recognized as a Magnet School of Merit by the Magnet Schools of America
  • FLAIM students scored in the top 2% of public schools statewide on the 2016-2017 LEAP Exams.