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
- Devon Gardens
- Sunshine Hills
Late French Immersion Programs are offered at:
At the secondary school level, two schools offer French Immersion:
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.