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School District 5
T. M. Roberts Elementary School
​Immersion Curriculum
French Immersion is an authorized alternative program. Students in French Immersion follow the British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum. Instruction is in French at the elementary level with the exception of English Language Arts beginning in Grade 4. See time allotments below for secondary level. An emphasis is placed on language acquisition through the curriculum.

Time Allotment of English and French Instruction
The Board supports a French Immersion program that will ensure a strong French academic program for students in elementary and secondary schools. The time allocations for the instruction in English and French are as follows:

Kindergarten to Grade 3
100% instruction in French

Grade 4 to Grade 7
75% -80% instruction in French
20% -25% instruction in English Language Arts (A minor increase in English at the Grade 7 level may be appropriate.)

Grades 8 to Grade 10
Minimum of 50% (4 courses) instruction in French

Grade 11
Minimum of 25% (2 courses) instruction in French

Grade 12
Minimum of 12.5% (1 course) instruction in French