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The French Immersion program is currently transitioning to Royal Bay Secondary School. The 2023-2024 school year will be the last with a French Immersion cohort at Belmont, with Grade 12 classes being the only course options.

Upon successful completion of the French Immersion Program and of all other graduation requirements, students will receive a Bilingual Dogwood Diploma from the Ministry of Education of the Province of British Columbia.  This is sometimes considered the “Double Dogwood”.   Here are the French Immersion courses on this pathway.

Grade 9:

  • Français Langue 9 FFRAL09
  • Mathématiques 9 FMTHF09
  • Sciences 9 FSCF-09
  • Sciences Humaines 9 FSCHF09

Grade 10:

  • Éducation à la vie professionnelle  FCLE-10-90
  • Français Langue 10 FFRAL10
  • Sciences Humaines 10 FSCH-10
  • Sciences 10 FSCF-10

Grade 11:

  • Exploration en sciences humaines et sociales 11 FEPSS11
  • Langue et culture de la francophonie 11 FLCF

Grade 12:

  • Français Langue 12 FFRAL12
  • AP French 12

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I do a French course in the summer? No. French Immersion courses are not offered in the summer.

Can I do a French course online? No. French Immersion courses are not offered online.  The only course in French we offer online is Éducation à la vie professionnelle (Careers Life Education) in grade 10 because it is outside of your normal schedule.

Can I do one of my French courses in English and get the credits for it? (i.e. Sciences or Social Studies in English) No. The courses we offer in the French Immersion program at Belmont must be completed in French. You will not get the credits needed to get the Double Dogwood diploma if you complete the course in English.

What happens if I fail one of the courses in the French Immersion program? Can I complete it in English during the summer? No. You will have to do the course again with students who are a grade lower than you. We don’t offer French courses in the summer.

I am not sure I want to stay in the French Immersion program. What can I do? It is normal to ask yourself these questions. The first thing to do is to talk about it with your parent(s) or guardian(s), with a French Immersion teacher or with your counsellor. If your parent(s) or guardian(s) agree with your decision, ask them to communicate with Mlle Arianne Berteau, who is the Department Head of the French Immersion. You can then discuss of your options and make the best choice for you.