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
  • Gibson
  • 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
CONTACT:
Gwenaelle Oger-Black
Modern Languages Coordinator
604.952.5066

 

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.

It is very important that parents attend a French Immersion Parent Information Meeting.

How to Apply to French Immersion

  1. Online applications open Dec 21st, 2017- parents apply by entering their details, their child’s details (one application per child), choose their preferred top three French Immersion school choices and submit their application by the appropriate deadline:
    Early French Immersion (Kindergarten-Grade 12) 4:00pm Friday, February 2nd, 2018
    Late French Immersion (Grade 6-Grade 12) 4:00pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018
  2. An e-mail communication to each applicant will be automatically generated once the application form has been completed. If you have not received the e-mail Confirmation of Application then you have not successfully applied.
  3. If applications exceed space available, six priorities are used to select students:
    I. Students living in Delta or attending a Delta school within the immersion school’s French program attendance area, and who have siblings in the District’s French Immersion program.
    II. Students living in Delta or attending a Delta school within the immersion school’s French program attendance area, and who do not have siblings in the District’s French Immersion program.
    III. Students living in Delta or attending a Delta school outside the immersion school’s French program attendance area, and who have siblings in the District’s French Immersion program.
    IV. Students living in Delta or attending a Delta school outside the immersion school’s French program attendance area, and who do not have siblings in the District’s French Immersion program.
    V. Students living outside Delta and not attending a Delta school, who have siblings in the District’s French Immersion program.
    VI. Students living outside Delta and not attending a Delta school, who do not have siblings in the District’s French Immersion program.
  4. Where applications exceed places available in any priority, placement will be determined on the basis of a draw, that is not determined by order of application. The draw will take place on the following dates:The Early French Immersion (Kindergarten-Grade 12) draw will be Feb 7th, 2018
    The Late French Immersion (Grade 6-Grade 12) draw will be Mar 6th, 2018
  5. Successful applicants will be placed at a French Immersion school. All other applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  6. Successful applicants will have to register at the French Immersion School they have been accepted to and will need to provide the following documents at time of registration:
    • Proof of birth date (Original birth certificate or passport)
    • Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card)
    • Immunization record, Care Card, medical and emergency contact information
    • Proof of Residency (Property Taxes- current receipt, purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt with address)

    Please be aware that providing faulty information about one’s address on the French Immersion Application will result in the student losing their current Priority Category and applicant will be last priority for French Immersion placement.
  7. Applicants who have been waitlisted for Early French Immersion will need to register at their local catchment school.
  8. French Immersion spaces are filled by priority until all available spots have been allocated. Applicants that have been waitlisted will remain on the waitlist until if/when they are offered a space.
  9. If a student drops out of French Immersion before Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, the applicant who is next on the waitlist will be contacted.

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2018-2019 Application Deadlines
French Immersion Applications will be on-line this year. The proposed application deadlines are:
Early French Immersion 4:00pm Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Late French Immersion:
NOTE: Please be advised that the Late French Immersion draw has been postponed to the week of March 15th. Schools will be contacting applicants as soon as possible.

 

French Immersion Parent Information Nights

For Early French Immersion:

Ladner-January 23rd, 2018 at 6:30pm
Burnsview-January 24th, 2018 at 6:30pm
South Park-January 25th, 2018 at 6:30pm

For Late French Immersion:

Chalmers-February 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm
Cliff Drive-February 13th, 2018 at 6:30pm