Extended French begins in Grade 7 and is offered at Sir Ernest MacMillan Public School in Burlington. Students who choose this program have 50 per cent of their instructional time in English and 50 per cent in French, allowing students to accumulate 475 hours of instruction in French each year. Bus transportation is not provided for this program. Students who study Core French up to grade 6 and then choose Extended French for Grades 7 and 8, will acquire a total of 1,330 hours of French instruction by the end of Grade 8.
Currently, Extended French is offered at Lester B. Pearson High School* in Burlington for Grades 9 - 12 **. To receive a certificate of completion for the Extended French program, students must complete 7 credits, including 4 French Language Arts courses and a minimum of 3 others courses where the language of instruction is French. This allows Extended French students to complete the requirements for an Extended French certificate with a strong level of French proficiency.
* Please note students who complete Grades 7 and 8 Extended French do not qualify for the French Immersion programs offered at other secondary schools.
** As of September 2018, students will continue the Extended French program at M.M. Robinson High School in Burlington. No transportation is provided.
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