French Immersion in Lethbridge School District No. 51
French Immersion classes are offered from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The curriculum for subjects taught in French is the same as in the English program and follows the same Alberta curriculum guidelines. Please see this link for more Alberta Education information about French immersion programming:
Within the Lethbridge Public School System, French Immersion classes began in the 1980s. French programs were initiated at Agnes Davidson and Fleetwood Bawden schools. The School Board amalgamated French resources in 1992 and designated Agnes Davidson as the city's elementary level immersion school. However, beginning in the fall of 2017, Nicholas Sheran School became the designate French Immersion School for students living on the westside of Lethbridge while Agnes Davidson remains the French Immersion School for students residing in the south andnNorth sections of Lethbridge. Gilbert Paterson Middle School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute provide French Immersion instruction at the middle and high school levels. The combination of French and English classes has led to a school designation of "dual track".