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 5 at Redcliff Middle School. Starting in Grade 4 at West Pictou Consolidated.
  • 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, Truro Middle School, Central Colchester Junior High, South Colchester Academy, Redcliff Middle School, Dr. WA MacLeod.

Registration for the 2024-25 School Year is now closed.

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