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Replication Meeting Dates

Below are the dates of the replication committee standing meetings, which occur on the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise specified:

  • August 2, 2017
  • September 6, 2017
  • October 4, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
  • April 10, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
To view the Replication Application, please visit OPSB Charter Applications Online
FAME Board Replication Committee Meeting # 1
5 PM @ Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
March 9, 2017
FAME Board Replication Committee Meeting # 2
5PM @ Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
April 6, 2017
FAME Board Replication Committee Meeting #3
5PM @ Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
May 4, 2017
FAME Board Replication Committee Meeting # 4
5PM @ Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
September 6, 2017
FAME Board Replication Committee Meeting #5
5PM @ Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
April 10, 2018
Replication Q & A

Have burning questions about the replication process?  Send your questions to replication and we will post responses to our most frequently posed questions.

Q:  How will a replication affect the current school?       

A:  The two schools will be two, separate and distinct entities.  The schools will have separate school leaders, teachers, students and identities.

Q:  If a student gains entry to the current school, will they be able to transfer to the replication school and vice versa?

A:  No.  Families will have to apply for entry to each school seperately.

Q:  Will the replication site offer a seperate French school program?

A:  No, the new school will feature a Montessori French Immersion curriculum which incorporates aspects of both programs.

Q:  When was the idea of replication introduced to the FAME board?

A:  The idea of replication was introduced to the entire board, including both parent representatives (French and Montessori) at the annual FAME board retreat on July 30, 2016.

Q:  Why was the ideology of replication introduced?

A:  Replication was introduced for a myriad of reasons, but mainly because ACS turns away over 800 students who make application every year. Secondly, because of the need for stronger “A” rated schools within the city of New Orleans! A child’s academic foundation permeates every aspect of that child’s life; as an ACS community, we all know that we are the trendsetters within this arena. As a board, we believe that it is our duty to provide a free quality education to all of the children in our city.

Q:  Why not invest in a high school?

A:  ACS has perfected a system that academically prepares and educate children in grades PK-8. To embark upon a high school would not be beneficial at this time because of cost (extracurricular activities, sports, etc) and the risk of not being able to maintain enough students to cover the expenses. Many of the quality high schools are currently struggling to maintain enrollment because of the advance curriculum’s, in which most students are not prepared. Although the ACS community has expressed the support of a high school, the time that we would have to wait for each of our precious “Rarebirds” to reach that level, would not sustain this charge. As a board, we believe that we should allow high schools who provide quality education at that level to lead that charge at this time.

Q:  What is the role of the parent representatives (Montessori and French) regarding this process?

A:  The role of the parent representatives on the board and throughout the replication process is to inform the ACS parent community timely, as information is provided and articulated in meetings and via written correspondence.

Q:  Where can I find out more about the common enrollment process?

A:   Visit the common enrollment system website at Enroll Nola
Q:  Will the new school give a geographic preference?
A:  We are seeking to provide a preference for students located within our assigned catchment area.  For more information on OPSB catchment areas, click here.