Earlier French studied

Steady growth of the local French immersion program has prompted school officials to explore the idea of opening it up to younger students.

Steady growth of the local French immersion program has prompted school officials to once again explore the idea of opening it up to younger students.

Okanagan Skaha School District trustees last week voted to begin a feasibility study of an early French immersion program that would accept students in kindergarten or Grade 1. At present, only a late-entry model is available that takes kids in Grade 6.

About 10 per cent of the district’s total students are in the French immersion stream at four schools in Summerland and Penticton, according to figures provided to the board.

 

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