Extended French

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

About the Program

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

View the designated schools for the Extended French Program​ and their associated feeder schools.​


Extended French ~ Registration Opens December 1!

The online portal to register for Grade 5 Extended French will be available on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 until Friday, December 17, 2021.

Parents and guardians are required to create an account if this is their first time completing the PowerSchool Enrolment form. Once signed in with an email address and password, you can save your form and come back at a later time if necessary.

If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form (parents and guardians must use the same account to complete forms for multiple children).

Important Notes:

  • When you have finished entering your information and completed the form, select “Submit”. This will send all of the information you have entered to your school. If you cannot select this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.
  • If you have more than one child to register, you will need to provide information that is specific for each child. It is recommended that you submit an application for each child. This will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save time.

If you have any technical questions when registering through this online form, please email the SIS team at SIS@hcdsb.org


About the Random Selection Process

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

Parents will be notified if their child was selected through the random selection (lottery) process for a spot in an Extended French class, or notified if their child is on the waiting list.

Please note that only one (1) registration per child will be accepted and included in the random selection process. All duplicate registrations will be CANCELLED.

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