Extended French

At a Glance: St. Joseph’s Extended French Program


The Ministry’s vision for all French as a Second Language programs is that “Students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world” (The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, French as a Second Language).



What courses will be offered?

A minimum of 7 credits: Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Extended French Language courses & Grade 9 Geography Grade 10 History, Grade 11 World Religions.


 Who may enroll in our Extended French program?

At the secondary level, the LDCSB offers both Extended French and French Immersion programs. These programs are only available to students enrolled in a French Immersion or a French First Language program at the elementary level.


 Is transportation available?

Any student who graduates from a FI or French First Language Elementary program is eligible to study in the Extended French. The Extended French program is offered at St Mary’s High School and St Joseph’s High School, all students in these boundaries will receive transportation. Students who live outside these school boundaries and enroll in the EF program will not receive transportation.


 Do parents/guardians need to speak French?

Parents/guardians are not expected to have French language skills to send their child to an Extended French program. Parent/teacher interviews and reporting on student achievement are in English.


 Can students currently on an IEP take Extended French or French Immersion in Secondary?

Yes. As long as the student graduated from an FI or French First Language program in grade 8, they can continue to study in either program at the Secondary level.


 How do I enroll in the Extended French Program?

You can go on our school website, under departments and guidance and contact any of our very helpful guidance counsellors.  Mrs. Jennifer Boin - [email protected], Mrs. Ana Martins - [email protected], Mrs. Ella Michalski - [email protected].