The Extended French program at Bishop Grandin is designed to meet the needs of students leaving Grade 9 early immersion, late immersion or francophone programs. The Extended French program enables students to continue to develop functional fluency in French and is enhanced by the opportunity to study French at a university level through the Advanced Placement program.
In order to gain a Bilingual High School Diploma, students must accumulate a total of at least 30 credits in the French language, including French Language Arts 10, 20 and 30. This is easily achieved at Bishop Grandin as both Social Studies and Mathematics are offered in French at all three grade levels thus giving students the possibility of accumulating up to 45 credits in French.
The Extended French program is greatly enhanced through numerous opportunities to experience French culture. These events include:
- Café Bistro
- Visits to local French restaurants and cafés
- Cabane à Sucre
- Bilingual debate
- French for the Future Conference
- La semaine francophone
- National travel to Quebec
- International travel to France
By gaining a Bilingual Diploma through the extended French program at Bishop Grandin, students continue to develop a second language, enhance their cognitive skills, enrich their personal and cultural growth, become more employable and gain the advantage of an enriched experience to travel.