French Immersion is a form of bilingual education. Students are taught the curriculum mandated by Alberta Education using French as the medium for instruction.
Students have opportunities to participate in cultural events and extracurricular activities that enhance their understanding of the French language. Students become functionally bilingual by Grade 12 and receive a certificate of completion.
CCSD French Immersion Handbook for Parents
Early French Immersion is available for entry at the kindergarten or Grade 1 level.St. Teresa of Calcutta (K-Gr. 6)Holy Name (K-Gr. 6)Madeleine d’Houet (Gr. 7-9)Our Lady Queen of Peace (K-Gr. 7)St. Cecilia (K-Gr. 6)St. Gerard (K-Gr. 6)St. Luke (K-Gr. 6)St. Martin de Porres (Gr. 8-12)St. Matthew (Gr. 7-9)St. Michael (Gr. 7-9)St. Pius X (K-Gr. 6)St. Rose of Lima (K- Gr.9)St. Sylvester (K-Gr. 6)
Students who have completed Grade 6 in an all-English regular program may enter a three-year Late Immersion program in Grade 7.Madeleine d’Houet (Gr. 7-9)St. Matthew (Gr. 7-9)St. Michael (Gr. 7-9)St. Rose of Lima (Gr. 7-9)
Extended French describes the continuity of the French Immersion program into high school. Students are able to take a maximum of three courses in French per year: French Language Arts, Etudes sociales and Mathématiques. Students graduating from the Extended French program with a minimum of 30 credits including FLA 30, receive a certificate of completion. The senior high Extended French program is offered to students entering Grade 10, who have completed the Early or Late French Immersion program in Grade 9.
All Saints (Gr. 10-12)Bishop Carroll (Gr. 10-12) *offered online onlyBishop Grandin (Gr. 10-12)Bishop McNally (Gr. 10 -12)St. Francis (Gr. 10-12)St. Mary’s (Gr. 10-12)