Overview

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The core of the school is the Two-way Bilingual concept. ISB provides instruction in the following five areas:

  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Connection
  • Comparisons
  • Communities

Students learn to communicate and perform academically in content subjects in French through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students formulate and answer questions about the literary elements in French. Students identify themes, ideas, or viewpoints on social behaviors and/or interactions of various cultures and discuss these cultural differences as they participate in age-appropriate cultural activities.

The goals of the concept are:

  • Bilingualism: Processing in English and a second language (French)
  • Bi-literacy: Academic proficiency in English and a second language (French)
  • Multi-Cultural Competence

Understanding of various cultures and the development of positive self-esteem allows students to acculturate in other cultures and not live their own culture as a frustration. The design of the program is the implementation of the 50/50 model, which makes use of two teachers, one who instructs in English and the other in French. Instruction is conducted through not only conversation and direct instruction, but through role-playing, cooperative-learning groups, including native and non-native speakers of the language of instructions. Peer tutoring, use of thematic units hands-on activities, and graphic organizations is utilized.

Code of Conduct: 2014 - 2015

Parents and Students, in August, the 2014/15 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools' Web site at http://www.browardschools.com/index.asp under the Additional Information tab for the Code Goes Green.