Article VI: France
|Section A: Areas of France
|Section B: Beauxbatons Houses
Subsection (1) Beauxbatons proudly has three houses for your students to be sorted into. Like each of us, there are general positive traits and some that need improvement. Please remember that no one is perfect and that while we try here at Beauxbatons to be the best we can be, each of us will have flaws and imperfections. Each house has a dormitory that is a private place for just the house members to visit and socialise in their house. Each dormitory is password protected.
Subsection (2) Soleil. The House of Soleil houses students and staff who are focused on inner strength, ambition and the truth. They are disciplined students in any field they undertake and value hard work to meet their end goals. They are by far the most courageous and confrontational of the houses, often standing up for causes they believe in. The house is not beyond using alternative means of subterfuge and intrigue to find the truth and their successes, especially when protecting others.
Subsection (3) Bellelune. The House of Bellelune is home to students who, much like the moon itself, are tranquil and peaceful. The students who call this house their home are level-headed and logical. Some may call them introverted, but their focus on self enhancement and mind over matter should never be perceived as cold. More accurately they are also thoughtful and reflective, often seeing the patterns of a situation.
Subsection (4) Etoile. The House of the Etoile is not afraid to reach for their dreams. Their inspiration drives them to great achievements, occasionally at the cost of those around them though never intentionally. They have developed a strong sense of self preservation, often needing to rely on their own ideals, imagination and creativity to fulfil their dreams. Students this house values their ability to create happiness in the word around them, and desire to leave a lasting legacy.
|Section C: Beauxbatons House Points
|Subsection (1) House points in Beauxbatons Academy of Magic can be given or docked by the Directors, Heads of Houses, Head Healer, Professors, Healers, Head Students, or Prefects. Points can also be deducted for various reasons. All house point submissions are verified by HOS Governors.
Subsection (2) RP Challenges
Subsection (3) Contests
Subsection (3) House Cup
|Section D: Beauxbatons Discipline
|Subsection (1) Beauxbatons prides itself on being a center for excellence, which only comes through dedication, diligence and discipline. There are occasions that do call for disciplinary actions. Here is what you can expect:
Subsection (2) Prefects. There are 6 prefects, 2 from each house. Normally this will be one male and one female student, though it is not a requirement. These six are the voice of the students and their mentors. They are charged with the duty of watching over the students in their house and making sure they stay out of trouble, but they must also be ready to deduct points from those that misbehave. They work directly with Head Students and report to their peers in the chain of command. These will normally be selected by the Heads of House, under the advisement of the Headmasters.
Requirements: Students are generally chosen at 2nd year or above. You must be extremely active. You must exhibit qualities of responsibility. You must be a good role model. Students must demonstrate the characteristics and qualities of their house. You must pass at least three classes a term to be considered for the position. Students must be online at least three times a week.
Requirements: Students are generally chosen at 5th year or above. You must be extremely active. You must exhibit qualities of responsibility. You must be a good role model. Students must demonstrate the characteristics and qualities of their house. You must pass at least three classes a term to be considered for the position. Students must be online at least three times a week. Students must have professor endorsements (3 recommendations) Students who receive disciplinary action are disqualified from this position. If you feel that you should not be disqualified from the position due to disciplinary action (like detention) please write a letter of intent and summation of why you think you should be considered for this leadership position.
|Section E: Beauxbatons Academics
Susbection (1) Programs In the traditions of French education, classes and structure at Beauxbâtons is going to seem dramatically different than the course structure that you’re used to from either school. Students of the same year will share the same course structure for First Year through Third Year and are required to take their program classes, and earn 3 quills per term. They may select one or more elective courses for their third class!
Students in Fourth Year will choose a Program to specialize in, like you would choose a major in school to reflect what fields of study you will take for a career. Students are required to earn 3 quills per term to pass a year. Quill accumulations are not accepted. Each program has two required classes for each year of your Program studies; if you're not sure what you want to specialize in, consider taking the Advanced Magical Studies program. Students will be allowed to select one or more electives as their third required class. At 4th year and above, students may choose any classes as electives including classes from the elective list, any program studies, or classes of a lower year.
During Seventh Year, students will be in their internships in their chosen field. Students will be required to take one class, which documents their internship.
Regardless of years, students may select more courses through electives if they wish a busier academic schedule.
After careful consideration and reviewing of the academic schedules, we have realized that each student should have exposure to the major subjects. We have put together a system which will give every student a broad education in all necessary matters during years One through Three.
Each of these required courses will cover two or three different subject matters in one “lesson” per subject, to signify a broader learning of the subject throughout the year – since we have an entire “year” pass per term. This gives students the capacity to not have to take an entire course in on subject (such as charms, herbology, etc.) and explore some of the more unique options that Beauxbâtons has to offer!
Subsection (2) Testing at Beauxbatons
The PEQ or Primary Education Query
During the Fourth Year students must pass primary examinations which will show an understanding of material covered in the first three years. The PEQ is relevant to the classes being taught and the information will be taken directly from the presented coursework. These exams will be administered in mission style events, involving problem-solving scenarios and possibly in a position of "Oral Examinations". Foreign Exchange students do not have to participate in the PEQ, but may if they are considering the options of a full transfer.
The BAC or Baccalauréat Examinations
During the Sixth Year , students will need to pass specialized examinations relevant to their Program Studies, which should show a comprehensive understanding of material covered during years four through six. The BAC will be very similar in style to the PEQ exam, but will be specialized to the specific program or course lines of study. Foreign Exchange students do not need to participate in the BAC.
Subsection (3) Grading System
Beauxbâtons has its own unique grading system which rates students on a 20-point scale as follows:
Subsection (4) Awards
At the completion of each term and/or month awards are given out to deserving students and Beauxbâtons members for their dedication and hard work throughout the past term.
Most Valuable Beater
Most Valuable Chaser
Most Valuable Keeper
Most Valuable Seeker
Most Valuable Player
Subsection (5) Graduating and Alumni
Alumni are recognized on Beauxbâtons as members who have invested their time and energy into their characters, passing these monumental steps. Their play-bys are reserved and off limits, and the character no longer counts towards the players 10-character per setting limit. Alumni are allowed to remain a part of the school and participate in their alma matters functions, simply by sending a PM to the Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster and the current Head of House.
To qualify as Alumni in France you must meet the following requirements:
Students who meet the quill requirements to graduate but do not complete the testing or internship will NOT be considered alumni. Special cases will be made for transfer students, who do not have the opportunity to take equivalent testing.
Subsection (6) Foreign Exchange Program
The Beauxbâtons Foreign Exchange Program allows students who are regularly enrolled at Beauxbâtons to spend one term abroad at either Hogwarts or Durmstrang. Each student who is accepted into the program will live, eat, drink, sleep, and take classes directly at the host school lasting one full term of study.
â— Students must be third-year or higher to be considered for the program.
â— Students who are accepted into the program can spend no more than two terms abroad (one at Hogwarts, one at Durmstrang).
â— At this time, students are not allowed to return to the same school more than once to study abroad. If you wish to go back to the same school for a second term, you should consider a full transfer.
|Section F: Beauxbatons Organization
A. Chain of Command
Director of Academics