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Alternative Programs

French Immersion (K – 9)

French Immersion provides students with opportunities to acquire and maintain language skills in French and English. All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in French Immersion will receive the same high-quality education available in all of our programs.


Develop language and literacy skills in French and English, and use both to communicate Learn about French culture, traditions and celebrations

•Proficiency in English and French
•Improved academic achievement Improved communication skills in a student’s first language
•Knowledge and appreciation of different cultures
•International language certification opportunities

Eligibility To register in Kindergarten or Grade 1, no previous knowledge of French is required. Students entering the program after Grade 1 are considered on an individual basis. For more information about eligibility, contact a school offering French Immersion.


Extensions programming supports students with advanced intellectual abilities who are achieving at a level much higher than their current grade. They can grasp new ideas, enjoy being challenged, are highly curious and have an advanced vocabulary. Laurier Heights has an extensions program for children in grades 3 to 9. 

Please see this extensions program description for more information.