Optional French Programs

Core French is a compulsory course for all students in Nova Scotia from Grades 4 to 9, as per the Public School Program.  Students develop their French oral, reading and writing skills by participating in a variety of French literacy-based learning opportunities for approximately 10% of their instruction.

In addition to the Core French Program, CCRCE also offers the following Optional French Programs for students who wish to spend more time learning in French:

Where are Optional French Programs offered?

Where are Optional French Programs offered?

  • Early French Immersion: Truro Elementary School, Spring Street Academy, Elmsdale District School and A.G. Baillie Memorial School.
  • Middle French Immersion: West Pictou Consolidated.
  • Late French Immersion: Redcliff Middle School, Bible Hill Junior High (Grades 8 & 9), Cobequid Educational Centre (Grades 10-12)
  • Integrated French Program: Dr. W. A. MacLeod Consolidated (Riverton), E.B. Chandler Junior High (Amherst), Springhill Junior/Senior High (Springhill), Redcliff Middle School (Bible Hill), Truro Junior High School (Truro), Central Colchester Junior High (Onslow), Riverside Education Centre (Milford), South Colchester Academy (Brookfield).

Optional French Programs Contact Information

If you would like to learn more about Optional French Programs:

Programs Administrative Assistant
Claudette Lanteigne

Programs Coordinator
Stéphane Duguay (Acting)

Regional French Consultant  
Cheryl Ann LeLièvre 
Phone: 902-755-8135
Cell: 902-301-1976   

French Math Mentor
Melinda Crowell
Base School – Riverside Education Centre

Core French Literacy/Technology Integration Mentors Grades 4-12:
Jana Marcus
Base School – Hants East Rural High School
Lindsay Crossman
Base School – E.B. Chandler Junior HIgh School

Early Literacy French Consultant P-3 and P-6 Immersion Literacy Mentor:
Jessica Hinton
Base School - Bible Hill Junior High School

For more information on one of our Optional French Programs, please select program level in the right menu.