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Fremont International Academy Brochure - 2020

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FREMONT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

A World Class Education

Here in Battle Creek


Fremont Students

Think Differently

Fremont International Academy reopened

in 2019 as a new, academically rigorous

elementary magnet school with a

curriculum and design based on the

International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary

Years Programme.

At Fremont, we see our students as

internationally-minded critical thinkers.

Every student will learn how to ask

questions, embrace challenges and

empathize with others through a cuttingedge

learning experience that includes

foreign language instruction and a

world culture focus. A Fremont education

prepares students to be open-minded,

reflective lifelong thinkers who positively

impact the world.

WHAT IS IB?

IB — which stands for International

Baccalaureate — is an education

organization known worldwide for

excellence in education, focused on

developing students as global citizens. At

Fremont International Academy, we want to

stimulate the inquiring minds of our students,

so they can gain a deeper understanding

of the world around them. The IB Primary

Years Programme prioritizes not just helping

students learn, but also teaching them “how

to learn” through inquiry, problem-solving

and communication.

Note: Fremont International Academy is currently an

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

candidate school. We are currently working through

our candidacy phase, with the goal of completing

authorization by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.


THE IB

STUDENT

EXPERIENCE

At Fremont International

Academy, we see every

student as an IB student.

Fremont students are exposed

to other countries and cultures

across all subject areas

through the International

Baccalaureate Primary Years

Programme model.

The learning experience at Fremont

International Academy features:

• All four core subjects with instruction

in English (Math, Science, English

Language Arts and Social Studies)

• Teacher-created units to develop

students’ inquiry skills

• Daily Spanish language instruction,

with an additional extended Spanish

class period once each week

• Daily elective classes such as Art

and Physical Education

• Exploration of world cultures

• Character building through

collaboration


LEARNING

SPANISH AT

FREMONT

All Fremont students

receive dedicated

Spanish language

instruction time

every day, weaving

language skills into

their educational

experience.

Instruction in a second

language is a core tenet of the

International Baccalaureate

Primary Years Programme

educational model — studies

have shown that in addition

to the practical benefits of

bilingual fluency, speaking

more than one language can

also improve critical thinking

and listening skills.

At BCPS, we aim to develop

well-rounded students who are

globally-minded and ready

to succeed in today’s world.

Language skills are a key part of

that vision.

With the City of Battle Creek’s

large Hispanic population,

Spanish is the perfect language

to start with for our students

to connect with both our local

community and the rest of the

Spanish-speaking world.


THE BEARCAT ADVANTAGE:

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

AND SERVICES

Fremont International Academy was designed to feature a

learning environment where students can flourish and develop

the inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication

skills that will prepare them to take on the world! Student success is

bolstered at Fremont through a number of supportive partnerships,

programs and services. We call it the Bearcat Advantage:

• Daily Operation Fit

programs that increase

physical activity, improve

nutrition and create

healthy habits early on.

• Special education

curriculum and support

• Integrated technology that

helps build early computer

literacy skills.

• Before and after school

programs through YMCA

and Voces

• Communities in Schools

Site Coordinator on-site

to connect students with

community resources like

Reading Buddies.

• Parent University courses

COMMON DRESS GUIDELINES

In order to create a sense of community among our Fremont

students while maintaining a focus on learning, all students

adhere to a set of common dress guidelines that were

developed in conjunction with parents.

Learn more at battlecreekpublicschools.org/Fremont


“WHAT FAMILIES

ARE SAYING:

My kindergartner’s reading capacity has sky-rocketed since

the beginning of the year; it’s been a wonder to behold.

Fremont International Academy has

believed in and supported our

son more than any school has. They

have shown from day one that they

will not give up on him.

The school affirms our children’s

language and cultural heritage,

while also exposing them to a wide

range of cultures and perspectives

from around the world.

I love the family atmosphere for all students, staff and parents.

The faculty involvement is purely amazing!

Not only does my child

get great care during the

school day, his Before &

After Care with the YMCA

extends his learning,

builds his character,

and keeps him fit with

healthy living classes and

swim lessons!

WHAT TEACHERS

ARE SAYING:

There are lots of opportunities for exploration. Students are

encouraged to reflect on their thinking and connect it to the real world.

[The daily Spanish instruction] has allowed students to take

on a new and exciting challenge through language

and to integrate these words into their daily lives.

The kids are so curious about other countries and

cultures, and are becoming globally minded

citizens! Fremont is a great place to be!


COME JOIN THE

FREMONT FAMILY!

All students in the Battle Creek area are

encouraged to apply.

Learn more about how to apply at

battlecreekpublicschools.org/FREMONT

Fremont International Academy

115 East Emmett Street

Battle Creek, MI 49017

**Fremont will expand by one grade each year

through fifth grade by the 2022–23 school year.

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