Welcome

Welcome to French Academy where our pride is our students.  On behalf of the staff of French Academy, I want to welcome you to the "Falcon" learning community.  Our commitment is to provide a challenging and supportive environment that will meet the learning needs of each child.  The staff works diligently to assist our students in developing skills necessary to become responsible members of a changing society, challenging them through a quality curriculum delivered by a caring educational community.  We appreciate our parent and community involvement and look forward to working together for the success of our students. - Julie Fane, Principal  

District Headlines

  • 5Essentials

    ATTENTION PARENTS! Due to weather conditions and school closings across the state over the past several weeks the survey window has been extended by one week, through March 20, 2015. Please take time and participate in this important survey. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Summer Camps - The Window Program!

    Space is limited, so act now to secure your child a spot this summer in one of the Window Programs.These programs are full of exciting hands-on and student-led activities offered exclusively in Decatur Public Schools.

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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  • Connect with DPS!

    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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Announcements

  • Parents/Guardians:
    On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school successes are:

    - Effective Leaders 
    - Collaborative Teachers 
    - Involved Families 
    - Supportive Environments 
    - Ambitious Instruction 

    The survey may be accessed at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and will take less than ten minutes to complete.

    Thank you for supporting our school. The survey will be available to families until March 13, 2015.

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