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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment


The board’s Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP), identified a program review in 2018/19 to conduct a French Immersion/International Baccalaureate (FI/IB) Impact Study for Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin secondary schools.

Staff conducted an IB feasibility study and survey in the Spring of 2019 and determined that an IB programme was not feasible in Orangeville, Dufferin, or Erin, at this time.

The Board directed staff to bring forward a report in the Fall of 2019 to initiate an impact study of FI programming in the Orangeville, Dufferin, and Erin school communities.

Secondary FI Assessment Report

The Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment – Final Report is being presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on December 10, 2019.

The report has considered secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration has also been given to secondary FI programs throughout UGDSB and to the learning from other board processes including the Secondary FSL Review, the Long Term Accommodation Plan and Secondary Program Review.

This assessment report is for information only and will not result in recommendations about changes to secondary FI programs or locations.

Process and Timelines

October 8, 2019 – Initiation Report 

December 10, 2019 – Final Report NEW!