Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Tulsa school receives distinction from French government for dual-language program


Tulsa school receives prestigious distinction for French dual-language program

TULSA (Oct. 1, 2019) – Eisenhower International School in Tulsa is being recognized for a second time with an international distinction by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The school received the prestigious Label Franc Education 2019 seal for its French dual-language program for Pre-K through fifth-graders.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister praised the school for its dedication to high-quality curriculum and specialized instruction in French language and cultural proficiency, which has resulted in higher outcomes in English and mathematics.

“I continue to be impressed with the dedication and innovation at Eisenhower International School, which exemplifies the gold standard of immersion schools,” Hofmeister said. “Their students have shown remarkable academic achievements, modeling excellence in education in Oklahoma and demonstrating how world language studies can develop exceptional knowledge in linguistics and strengthen analytic skills.”

Eisenhower first received the Label Franc Education seal in 2016, which is a three-year distinction. Eisenhower is one of 53 schools in 13 U.S. states to do so. As a benefit of the seal, Eisenhower will receive access to online media libraries and other educational resources in partnership with the French Ministry of Education. Worldwide, the Label Franc Education seal is shared by 395 schools and programs in 59 countries.

Education in Oklahoma has a unique connection with France. Earlier this year, the state renewed its partnership with the Académie d’Amiens in the Picardy region of France. The alliance allows both Oklahoma and Amiens to identify connections between the two communities, exploring new benefits to their students and teachers in language and culture. In addition, Tulsa has a sister city agreement with Amiens.

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