The French Immersion program at David Suzuki Secondary School is gradually being phased out and has been relocated to Brampton Centennial Secondary School. The last French Immersion cohort started DSSS during September, 2013 and these students are currently enrolled in grade 10 French Immersion classes. Grade 9 French Immersion classes no longer exist at David Suzuki Secondary School.
What is French Immersion?
French Immersion is an optional program designed to give children an opportunity to become fluent in Canada’s second official language, French. It is a program offered nationally for children from primarily English-speaking backgrounds. Its purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to learn a second language whereby French is the language of instruction and classroom communication, not a separate subject studied in isolation of other subjects. Neither the child entering the program nor his/her parents need to have any knowledge of the French language or culture. Students who have completed their elementary school education in either an Immersion or French first language program have the opportunity to continue their French language education at David Suzuki Secondary School.
Students enrolled in the French Immersion program at David Suzuki Secondary School will complete a minimum of 10 credits in French. Upon graduation, students who have completed a minimum of 10 French Immersion courses, are eligible for the Immersion French Certificate of the Peel District School Board.
By the end of secondary school, students must complete ten credits in French. At David Suzuki Secondary School, French Immersion students will take the following courses:
FOR STUDENTS WHO BEGAN THE FI PROGRAM AT DSSS IN SEPTEMBER 2013
· FIF 4U0 - Grade 12 French Immersion (1.0 credit)
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements for David Suzuki Secondary School Students:
· 18 Compulsory Credits
o 4 credits in English (one per grade)
o 3 credits in Mathematics (at least one in Grade 11 or 12)
o 2 credits in Science
o 1 credit in Canadian History (French Immersion)
o 1 credit in Canadian Geography (French Immersion)
o 1 credit in the Arts
o 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
o 1 credit in French as a Second Language (French Immersion)
o 0.5 credit in Civics (French Immersion)
o 0.5 credit in Career studies (French Immersion)
o 1 additional credit in English, or a third language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education, or French as a second language (1.0 credit in French Immersion will be offered)
o 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education, or French as a second language (1.0 credit in French Immersion will be offered)
o 1 additional credit in science (grade 11 or 12), or technological education (grades 9-12), or cooperative education, or French as a second language (1.0 credit in French Immersion will be offered)
· 12 Optional Credits (3.0 French Immersion credits)
· Successful completion of the Grade 10 Literacy Test
· Completion of 40 hours of community involvement activities
Community (40) Hours Activity Record Sheet.docx