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

Applications for Late French Immersion will be accepted at the Board Office at 570 Johnstone Road in Nelson starting at 9:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2019 until 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019.  Applications will be accepted in person to Shannon Ellis, Executive Assistant, or by email to sellis@sd8.bc.ca.

On Friday, March 15, 2019, 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 Shannon Ellis.