Students may continue Core French, Extended French and the French Immersion studies at the secondary level for Grades 9-12.
The TDSB offers a certificate to all students who successfully complete the Core French, Extended French and French Immersion programs. Below you will find the descriptions of those certificates.
- Core French: Students who complete all 4 credits (Grades 9-12) in Core French qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Core French. Most secondary schools offer Core French through Grade 12.
- Extended French: To qualify for the Certificate of Bilingual Studies (Extended French) students must complete 7 credits in French (4 credits in Extended French and 3 credits in subject courses where French is the language of instruction). Students completing 8 or more credits in French qualify for an Honours Certificate of Bilingual Studies (Extended French).
- French Immersion: To qualify for the Certificate of Bilingual Studies (French Immersion) students must complete 10 credits in French (4 credits in French Immersion and 6 credits in subject courses where French is the language of instruction). Students completing 11 or more credits in French qualify for an Honours Certificate of Bilingual Studies (French Immersion).
Access to secondary Extended French and French Immersion programs for students currently in French Immersion or Extended French in the TDSB is designated through a pathway from the Grade 8 school.
Please note: Due to recent changes to the Out-of-Area Admissions
procedure, students in French Immersion/Extended French programs at a school
other than their French program school based on their address, must return to
their designated pathway school by address for middle/secondary school. If students
wish to attend a middle/secondary French Immersion/Extended French program that is not
associated with their address, they must apply to that school via the
Out-of-Area Admissions process.
Students not currently in a TDSB school but who wish to attend a TDSB secondary school for French Immersion or Extended French may inquire directly at the secondary school. Admission MAY be granted (but cannot be guaranteed) based on the following criteria:
- Available space
- Equivalent background in French
There are 11 secondary schools across the TDSB that offer the continuation of the Extended French Immersion Program:
There are 12 secondary schools across the TDSB that offer the continuation of the French Immersion program: