FAQ: Frequently Asked Question.
In this section, we answer FAQ related to school life, school tuition, community but also FAQ related to Covid 19.
How do you function during a pandemic?
The French American Academy abides by the Federal (CDC), State and local guidelines. As long as it is authorized we welcome students in school and we offer “in person” education. If we have to close, we switch to “Remote Learning”.
What is “Remote Learning”?
The term was developed in February 2020 while we were preparing to close the school due to Covid 19. The management team set up a task force and started assembling education concepts and protocols to keep maintaining school while the students were sheltered at home. This set of rules became known as “remote learning” protocol.
The term “remote learning” defines now the concept of “school at home”. It is also known as “distant learning” or “distance learning”.
What is your health protocol related to Covid 19?
During Covid 19, we have assembled a committee of doctors and health experts also parents of students enrolled at The French American Academy. Indeed we felt the need to consult and discuss with health professionals. As a result we were able to compile a set of rule under the term Covid 19 Handbook. While this handbook is a dynamic tool and will most likely be updated as we go, it provides numerous answers to Covid 19 related questions. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
How many students are in a class?
Answer valid for “non Covid” period.
We truly believe big things happen in small classes. Our classes don’t exceed 16 students in Pre-K and K. On average, our elementary school classes have 14 children. Smaller classes allow us to give our students more individual attention, which helps them excel both academically and socially.
In Elementary and Middle School, classes can welcome up to 20 students.
Do you give homework?
It is our belief that homework fosters student achievement, independence, and responsibility and serves as a vital link between school and home. It is the intention of the French American Academy staff to assign relevant, challenging and meaningful homework that reinforces classroom learning objectives. Homework should provide students with the opportunity to apply information they have learned, complete unfinished class assignments, and develop strong work habits. Next homework serves as one form of communication between the teacher and the family by providing parents with further information regarding their child’s learning. Finally homework is a vital part of each student’s academic year.
It is important, however, that homework is managed in a way that does not add stress to family life.
Recommended Time Allotments for Homework
We know that the amount of time it takes each student to complete homework assignments will vary.
The following chart indicates and approximates what we believe is the appropriate amount of time for children in each grade to spend on homework.