Extended French Program (Grade 5) 

HCDSB currently offers an Extended French Program beginning in Grade 5 at various sites across our school district.

About the Program

The Extended French Program is an optional program with limited enrolment. The goal of the Extended French Program is to develop functional proficiency in students through the provision of a significant amount of curriculum with French as the second language of instruction.

Students must be entering Grade 5 in their September start date, in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French Program. 

Where is this Program Offered?

The Grade 5 Extended French Program is offered regionally, and sites will change from time to time to address student enrolment and other considerations. 

View the schools that will accept new registrations for the Grade 5 Extended French Program beginning in September, 2019.

Registration​s for the 2019-2020 School Year

The online registration process for the 2019-2020 school year took take place earlier this year – in November, where in previous years it has taken place in February.

The online registration form was available for 2 weeks, beginning Monday, November 5, 2018 and ended on Monday, November 19, 2018. 

NOTE: The online registration process for the 2019-2020 Grade 5 Extended French Program will re-open between February 11-22, 2019 for the following schools only: St. Andrew, St. Matthew and St. Teresa of Calcutta. Parents with children currently attending Grade 4 at one of these schools will receive an email with more details.

About the Random Selection Process

Student enrolment in the (Grade 5) Extended French program is determined through a random selection (lottery) process.

Staff are currently in the process of validating registrations for the Extended French Program. The lottery process will take place on Friday, November 23, 2018, and during that time, parents will be notified if their child was selected through the lottery for a spot in an Extended French class, or notified if their child is on the waiting list.

Learn More

Watch the following video to learn more about Grade 5 Extended French.