Optional French Programs

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Core French is a compulsory course for all students in Nova Scotia from Grades 4 to 9, as per the Public School Program. Students develop their French oral, reading and writing skills by participating in a variety of French literacy-based learning opportunities for approximately 10% of their instruction.

In addition to the Core French Program, CCRCE also offers the following Optional French Programs for students who wish to spend more time learning in French:

  • Early French Immersion - Grade Primary Entry Point (approximately 80% of learning time in French)
  • Middle French Immersion - Grade 4 or 5 Entry Point (approx. 70% of learning time in French)
  • Late French Immersion - Grade 7 Entry Point (approximately 70% of learning time in French)
  • Integrated French - Grade 7 Entry Point (approximately 25-30% of learning time in French)

Where are Optional French Programs Offered?

  • Early French Immersion: Starting in Primary at Truro Elementary School, Spring Street Academy, Elmsdale District School and A.G. Baillie Memorial School.
  • Middle French Immersion: Starting in Grade 4 at West Pictou Consolidated and Grade 5 at Redcliff Middle School.
  • Late French Immersion: Starting in Grade 7 at Redcliff Middle School, Bible Hill Junior High (Grades 8 & 9), Cobequid Educational Centre (Grades 10-12)
  • Integrated French Program: Starting in Grade 7 at E.B. Chandler Junior High (Amherst), Truro Middle School (Truro), Central Colchester Junior High (Onslow), Riverside Education Centre (Milford), South Colchester Academy (Brookfield), Redcliff Middle School (Valley), Dr. WA MacLeod (Stellarton).

Optional French Programs Contact Information

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