French Immersion Program – Secondary

French Immersion Program

By the end of the four-year high school program, students will be able to converse in French, take French courses at the college or university level, and work at a job where French is the working language. A certificate in French Immersion is granted for successful completion of four courses and a minimum of six courses in other subjects taught in French.

“Trillium Lakelands District School Board supports the French Immersion Program and intends that the program be inclusive and accessible to all students within the Board. The Board also intends that graduates of the secondary school French Immersion Program will be able to communicate and function in French and be able to pursue work or post-secondary education in French.”
Knowledge of a second language is valuable for a number of reasons. Students can strengthen their first-language skills, enhance critical thinking abilities, and become more knowledgeable of other cultures.

French Immersion is designed for children from non-French speaking families. The standard entry point is SK. There are no entrance requirements. Students who successfully complete 10 credits at the secondary level will be granted a French Immersion certificate.

To develop and refine students’ ability to communicate in French.
To expand students’ knowledge of the language through the study of francophone literature and culture.

In senior kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, and 3, instruction in French is provided 80 –100% of the time.
Grade 4 to 6 students have a minimum of 60% French instruction.
In Grades 7 and 8, the balance between English and French is 50/50.
Math is taught in English from grades four to eight. Science is the other subject that is primarily taught in English after Grade 3.

NOTE: English is used to communicate between the school and home.

Watch for details on French Immersion Kindergarten information and registration evenings in late January.

Children entering the program may register for JK at the school they will attend for French Immersion. The program usually starts at the SK level.

All TLDSB French Immersion schools are dual-track, which means there are regular English classes as well as French Immersion.

Yes. Teachers use the same curriculum documents to plan programs.
No. French Immersion is intended for English families.
Research shows that there may be a lag in the development of some English language skills in the early years, but by Grade 6, Immersion students have caught up.
Read in English to your child and discuss experiences on a daily basis. No special activities are required.
Standard French vocabulary and grammar is taught. Students are exposed to regional accents and terminology.
A secondary school program offering 7 credits in French.

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French Immersion Schools

City of Kawartha Lakes

Leslie Frost Public School (Lindsay)
(705) 324-5602

I.E. Weldon Secondary School (Lindsay)
(705) 324-3585

Haliburton Area

J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School (Haliburton)
(705) 457-2922

Stuart W. Baker Elementary School (Haliburton)
(705) 457-1342

Muskoka Area

Monck Public School (Bracebridge)
(705) 645-9986

Riverside Public School (Huntsville)
(705) 789-2282

Huntsville Public School (Huntsville)
(705) 789-2318

Bracebridge & Muskoka Lakes S.S. (Bracebridge)
(705) 645-4496


Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Canadian Parents for French