2020/21 French Immersion Review
The board began offering FI in 2015/16 at St. Anne (K) and Sir Edgar Bauer. Additional FI sites were added in 2016/17, 2019/20 and in 2020/21. Since 2015/16 the board has refined the approach to school direction for FI from creating service areas to associate regular track/English schools with FI locations.
In 2017/18 a French Immersion Program Review was undertaken to develop proactive planning to guide future accommodation decisions, FI growth and ensure quality programming for all students.
The 2020/21 review provided an opportunity to revisit those recommendations coming out of the 2017/18 review, review and reconfirm elements including school organization, entry point, transportation and site selection criteria. As the first cohort of FI students will graduate from Grade 8 in 2022/23, the review also explored secondary course selection options and location criteria.