Integrated French with a Grade 7 Entry Point (approximately 25-30% of learning time in French)
Integrated French is an Optional French Program designed for all students who are willing to make a minimum three-year commitment to the program although completing the full six-year program brings the best results. Integrated French begins in Grade 7 and ordinarily lasts until Grade 12. Integrated French students take French Language Arts and another course in French (usually Social Studies) for a total of 25-30 percent of instructional time. Language Arts instruction is in both French (20 percent of their learning time) and English (10 percent). At the Senior High level, Integrated French students must complete 6 Integrated French courses in order to earn an Integrated French Certificate.
Although the Integrated French Program begins in Grade 7 with the intent of continuing until Grade 12, if any Integrated French class dips below 15 students, and a combined class is not possible, the class may be discontinued. Parents/Guardians will be informed in advance if this appears necessary. At the senior high level, course offerings in French will also depend on student enrolments. The availability of qualified teachers will also be an important factor in how many courses may be offered.
Integrated French Program Locations:
The Integrated French Program begins in grade 7 at the following CCRCE schools, when numbers warrant:
- Celtic Family: Dr. W. A. MacLeod (Riverton)
- Chignecto Family: E.B. Chandler Junior High (Amherst)
- Cobequid Family: Redcliff Middle School (Bible Hill), Truro Middle School (Truro) and Central Colchester Junior High (Onslow).
- Nova Family: Riverside Education Centre (Milford) and South Colchester Academy (Brookfield)