French Immersion

French Immersion is a vibrant program of choice for students in Grades 6-12. Offered in Trafalgar Middle School and LV Rogers Secondary, students who complete the program graduate with a dual Dogwood diploma - English and French. 

Students enter Grade 6 with a minimal level of French and through a structured emphasis on oral and written language they develop proficiency in both French and English opening up doors to travel, work and higher education throughout the world. French Immersion students are encouraged to stay in the program through to Grade 12 in order to attain a high degree of fluency and partake fully in the immersion experience.  

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Application Process

Creston French Immersion Pilot 2020/2021

Applications for Creston French Immersion are being accepted now at the SD8 Board Office in Nelson.  Applications can be submitted via email, fax or in person.  An information session will be held in Creston on March 5, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  (MST) at Canyon Lister Elementary School.  The application deadline for Creston French Immersion is April 30, 2020.

Fax: 250-352-6686
Address: 811 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC

Nelson Late French Immersion 2020/2021

Applications for Nelson Late French Immersion will be accepted at the Board Office at 811 Stanley Street in Nelson starting at 9:00 am on Thursday, February 27, 2020 until 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  Applications will be accepted in person to Nona Lynn, Learning Innovator, or by email to

On Friday, March 13, 2020, a lottery will be held to identify the successful applicants and to establish a waitlist, if necessary.  The lottery will be conducted by the Director of Innovative Learning Services (or designate), the Superintendent, the French Immersion Coordinator, and a DPAC representative.

A letter will be sent to each applicant, either offering them a spot in the program, or a numbered position on the waitlist.  The District will not be phoning successful applicants.

Out of District applications will be considered in September, pending available space.
Applications received after the closing date will be subject to Policy 461, School Choice & Catchment.

French Immersion program questions may be directed by email to Vanessa Finnie.
Application inquiries may be directed by email to Nona Lynn.