(Source: Enrollment figures provided by individual schools to Uptown Messenger)
Earlier this week, the French consul general — his government’s top representative in New Orleans — announced that he has been actively exploring options to advance the creation of a French high school in the city.
The French flag flies between the American and Louisiana flags outside the front door of Ecole Bilingue. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)
Officials at a number of elementary schools that offer French immersion programs have long discussed such an idea, but one of the fundamental concerns has always been the same: that there are not enough students fluent in French to justify a high school.
A review this week of the enrollment at area French immersion programs, however, suggests that may be changing. Continue reading »