Students Entering Grade 2
In the Halton District School Board, the only entry point for the French Immersion program is Grade 2, with 100% instruction in French language. In Grade 3, it is an 80/20 model, and all remaining Grades in Elementary are 50/50.
Registration for this program occurs during the last two weeks of December and the month of January each school year. The deadline to return the form to the home school is the last school day in January by 4:00pm.
Registration deadline has passed for the 2021-2022 school year
Parent Information about French Immersion
Please peruse the resources created for parents making the decision to register their Grade One student for French Immersion. We encourage you to discuss with your current teacher if you have any questions.
Transitioning into French Immersion
Students may be assessed for the French Immersion program if they meet the following conditions that would be demonstrated through a French language assessment done at the Welcome Centre
Students are coming from a French Immersion program where the hours of instruction in French are equal to or greater than the HDSB French Immersion program.
Students demonstrate a level of fluency (speaking, listening, reading and writing) equal to students in the French Immersion program resulting from regular opportunities to speak French at home or with francophones.