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Full-Day Kindergarten

The OCDSB offers a two-year, full-day, 50/50 bilingual kindergarten program. The program provides all students with the opportunity to develop skill in English and French.  

Elementary Program Options
Beginning in grade one, students have access to four English language elementary programs incorporating French as a Second Language:

English Program with Core French (Grades 1-8)
Students in the elementary English Program receive instruction in the English language in all subject areas as well as instruction in French through Core French (40 minutes daily).

For more information on the English Program please visit the English Program website.

Early French Immersion (Grades 1-8)
Students in the Early French Immersion Program receive instruction in both English and French. In grade 1, students receive 80 percent of instruction in French. In grades 2-6, students receive 60 percent of instruction in French. In grades 7-8, students receive 50 percent of instruction in French.

Middle French Immersion(Grades 4-8)
Students in the Middle French Immersion Program receive instruction in both French and English. In grades 4-6, students receive 66 percent of instruction in French and in grades 7-8 students receive 50 percent of instruction in French.

For further information please read our French as a Second Language Programs fact sheet.

Alternative Program with Core French (Grades 1-8)

Students in the Alternative Program receive instruction in English in all subject areas as well as instruction in French through Core French (40 minutes daily). The Alternative program is offered in a number of designated, single track sites across the District and students access the program based on their geographic boundary. 

NEW

Effective September 2017, Regina Street Public School will become an Alternative Program school (JK to Grade 6) and will assume the current Grant Alternative School boundary.

Secondary Programs

We operate 26 secondary schools including the Adult High School, and 5 secondary alternate program sites. 

Using our Online Secondary School Course Guide students can review the courses offered at their secondary school. Staff is on hand to help you choose. Our principals, vice-principals, teachers, and Guidance staff are committed to guiding, supporting, and helping you achieve your full potential

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements include 30 credits (18 of which are compulsory courses), 40 hours of community involvement, and successful completion of the EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course. 

There are so many pathways to the future. We encourage you to achieve your full potential. Find out more about program pathways, be it apprenticeship, college, university, and/or work. Students entering grade 9 who have been identified as Gifted will have the option of choosing between two. 

 

 

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