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 Immersion - Grade Primary Entry Point (approximately 80% of learning time in French)
  • Middle Immersion - Grade 4 Entry Point (Celtic Family of Schools only) (approx. 70% of learning time in French)
  • Late 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.
  • 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).

Information Sessions

Early French Immersion

Truro Elementary School
125 Curtis Drive, Truro
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 6 pm

A.G. Baillie Memorial
447 Victoria Avenue Ext., New Glasgow
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6 pm

Elmsdale District School
75 MacMillan Drive, Elmsdale
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6 pm

Spring Street Academy_CANCELLED 
59 Sprint Street, Amherst
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 6 pm

Middle French Immersion

West Pictou Consolidated
1999 Hwy 376 Pictou
Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6 pm

Late French Immersion

Redcliff Middle School
33 Sunset Lane, Valley
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 6 pm

Please note: Paper applications will no longer be accepted. You can REGISTER ONLINE by clicking here. If you are unable to register online, please contact: Jessica Hinton by e-mail or 902-324-9954 for EFI & MFI; or Stephanie Burke by e-mail or 902-324-9824 for LFI & Integrated French.

Please view the recording of the information session if you are unable to attend one of the following information sessions.

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Optional French Programs Contact Information

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