2024-25 Optional French Programs

2024-25 Optional French Programs
Posted on 01/19/2024

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.

Information Sessions

Early French Immersion (Grade Primary Entry Point)

Truro Elementary School
125 Curtis Drive, Truro
Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6 pm

A.G. Baillie Memorial
447 Victoria Avenue Ext., New Glasgow
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6 pm

Elmsdale District School
75 MacMillan Drive, Elmsdale
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 6 pm

Spring Street Academy
59 Sprint Street, Amherst
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 6 pm

Middle (Grade 5 Entry Point)
Late & Integrated French Immersion (Grade 7 Entry Point)

Redcliff Middle School
33 Sunset Lane, Valley
Monday, January 29, 2024 at 6 pm

Middle French Immersion (Grade 4 Entry Point)

West Pictou Consolidated
1999 Hwy 376, Lyons Brook
Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 6 pm

If you are unable to register online, please contact Jessica Hinton at  or 902-324-9954
for Early French or Middle French Immersion OR Stephanie Burke at  or 902-324-9824 for
Integrated or Late French Immersion.

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

View Information Session Here

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