French Immersion

There are two French Immersion Programs offered in Delta: EARLY French Immersion Program (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and LATE French Immersion Program (Grade 6 to Grade 12). Upon completion of the French Immersion Program, students who fulfil the BC Ministry of Education’s other graduation requirements, will receive a DOUBLE DOGWOOD, which means that they will graduate with two diplomas.

Early French Immersion Programs are offered at:
  • South Park
  • Ladner
  • Richardson
  • Devon Gardens
  • Sunshine Hills
 Late French Immersion Programs are offered at:
  • Cliff Drive
  • Chalmers
Secondary Programs
At the secondary school level, two schools offer French Immersion:
  • South Delta
  • Burnsview
Enrolment Process

There is an Enrolment Process by which families need to proceed if interested to register a child in a French Immersion Program, either for the Early French Immersion Program or the Late French Immersion Program. An application form needs to first be completed and submitted by the deadline of each year, which demonstrates a commitment by the families to register their child in the designated program if their child is accepted and to understand that there is a commitment for the child to stay in the French Immersion program until Grade 12, where families understand that their support and encouragement will be very important throughout the child’s journey of learning in the French Immersion program.

Application forms are made available as of the first day back to school in January of each year. They are available at the Parent Information Meetings, at all Delta elementary schools, and online.

The application deadlines change from year to year. The Early French Immersion application deadline is usually near the end of January/beginning of February. The Late French Immersion application deadline is usually in February/March.

It is very important that parents attend a French Immersion Parent Information Meeting some time in January/February.

2017-2018 Enrolment Process
Application forms for the EARLY and the LATE French Immersion Programs are made available in January of each year. They are available at the French Immersion Parent Information Meetings, online, and at any Delta elementary schools.
It is important for a parent/guardian to attend one of the French Immersion Parent Information Meetings.
Application Forms for 2017/2018 enrolment will be available as of January 3, 2017.

French Immersion Parent Letter 17-18

Early French Immersion (Kindergarten intake): Friday, February 3, 2017, by 4:00pm
Late French Immersion (Grade 6 intake): Friday, March 3, 2017, by 4:00 pm

Applications received after the deadline will only be considered, space permitting, in the order in which they are received.

REGISTRATION will take place shortly after applicants have been notified of the status of their applications.

(All meetings are at 6:30pm. It is highly recommended for parents to attend a meeting in order to be well informed.)

EARLY French Immersion Program (Kindergarten intake) – Parent Information Meetings
North Delta area
Monday, January 23 & Wednesday January 25, 2017
Burnsview Secondary
7658 112 St
6:30 pm
Ladner area
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Ecole Ladner Elementary
5016 – 44th Avenue
6:30 pm
Tsawwassen area
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ecole South Park Elementary
735 Gilchrist Drive
6:30 pm
LATE French Immersion Program (Grade 6 intake) – Parent Information Meetings

Late French Immersion – Parent Information Evenings

Wed., Feb. 8 (6:30 p.m.) – Chalmers Elementary, 11315 75 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 1H4

Thurs., Feb. 16 (6:30 p.m.) – Cliff Drive Elementary, 5025 12 Ave, Delta, BC V4M 2C2

Late French Immersion – Registration deadline:  Fri., March 3

Susan Jeffery
Modern Languages Coordinator