Secondary School French Programs

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) offers French as a Second Language
(FSL) options of Core French, Extended French and French Immersion for Grade 9 to 12 students who are
interested in increasing their confidence and proficiency in the French language.

Learning another language provides significant cognitive and academic benefits, where students inspire
and motivate each other to become life-long language learners and active world citizens.

Secondary French Program Options

Secondary School French program information (pdf)

The secondary Extended French program at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute and French Immersion
program at Bayside Secondary School are intended for students who are graduating from French Immersion/
Extended French in Grade 8, or who have an equivalent background in French.


Programs  → Core French Extended French French Immersion
Schools Most HPEDSB secondary
schools offer Core French
in Grades 9 to12
Prince Edward Collegiate
41 Barker Street, Picton
tel: 613-476-2196
email: [email protected]
Bayside Secondary School
1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville
tel: 613-966-2922
email: [email protected]
FSL Requirements Core French is compulsory
in Grade 9 and offered
to Grade 12
7 of 30 course credits
are taught in French
10 of 30 course credits
are taught in French
Certification Certificate if Achievement in Core French Certificate of Bilingual Studies
in Extended French
Certificate of Bilingual Studies
in French Immersion
Students enrolled in a Grade 12 FSL course are eligible to participate in the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF), an internationally recognized test of French proficiency for candidates whose first language is not French.

Registration Process

  • Students currently enrolled in a HPEDSB school will select from the French language pathway
    options during the Grade 8 to Grade 9 transition process.
  • Students not currently enrolled in a HPEDSB school, who wish to attend French Immersion or
    Extended French, may inquire directly with the secondary school.

If transportation is needed, please contact the secondary school office.


Last updated: January 10, 2022 at 1:56 pm
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