Gifted French Immersion Program

Bonjour et Bienvenue! The Gifted French Immersion Program at Glebe Collegiate Institute provides an enriched learning environment that allows students to explore the curriculum at a deeper and more complex level. Our French Program provides additional opportunities for students with an exceptionality of Giftedness to extend their aptitude in a second language in a variety of subject areas.

Why consider the French Immersion Gifted Program at Glebe
Families are encouraged to apply if a student meets the OCDSB Gifted Program criteria and whose learning needs would be best met in a congregated setting. The program offers differentiation to meet the needs of students with a Gifted learning profile, which includes:

- Increased depth and breadth of understanding
- Grouping students of similar interests and abilities to work together
- Encouraging further development of leadership skills
- Development of creative and critical thinking skills
- Opportunities to extend their learning

It is important to note that students in gifted classes are evaluated on the same curriculum, and to the same standards as students in the regular academic program.

How does the Gifted French Immersion Program Work
In each grade students take a package of required courses. Students may choose to take additional Gifted and / or French Immersion classes depending on their interests and post-secondary goals.

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Required courses for students in the Gifted program:

G = Gifted, Language of instruction is English, I = Gifted, Language of Instruction is French





















Additional Courses: F = Language of Instruction is French


GLC2OF (0.5 credit)




CHV2OF (0.5 credit)















*In order to use COP4X towards a French Immersion Certificate, Coop Placement must be done in French
Please note: elective courses are subject to student enrollment, and might not be offered every year
Full course descriptions are available here.

French Immersion Certificates
Students can earn one of the following certificates:

- Extended French Certificate (4 French Language Credits + 3 other credits taught in French)
- French Immersion Certificate (4 French Language Credits + 6 other credits taught in French)

Co-Curricular Opportunities and Activities
Glebe offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved in the school and broader community. Some examples include:

Student Leadership
- Students’ Council, Best Buddies, LINK Crew, Athletics Council,
- Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science - sponsored by institutions and  organizations such as the University of Waterloo, Canadian Open Math Challenge (COMC), Ontario Association of Physics Teachers, University of Toronto Biology Competition, Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, etc.

- Science and Engineering - Robotics, Biochemistry Club
- Community and Social Justice - World Action Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance Club, Black Student Association, TWIGS- Those Who Initiate Greener Spaces
- Academic clubs - Math club, Chess club, Reach for the Top

Athletics - OFSAA Division Intercollegiate Sport
- Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Field Hockey, Rugby, Track & Field, Badminton, Ultimate, Swimming, Baseball, Rowing and more!

Application Process
How a Student Can Apply for the Gifted French Immersion Program at Glebe

Situation A) Student is currently in a OCDSB Gifted French Immersion Program and Glebe is the home school
Complete course selection in Xello and online registration form - a Student Transfer application is NOT required

Situation B) Student meets OCDSB Criteria for Secondary Gifted Program, and Glebe is the home school
Glebe will be the Home School for the French Immersion Gifted Program if the designated school is one of the following:

Cairine Wilson S.S., Colonel By S.S., Gloucester H.S., Hillcrest H.S., Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Nepean H.S., Osgoode Township H.S., Ridgemont H.S., Sir Wilfred Laurier H.S., Woodroofe H.S.

Apply by submitting
- OCDSB Referral Form: Application for Specialized Gifted Program (Secondary)
- Required supporting documentation (as outlined in the Supplementary Application form)
- Proof of Address

Please email applications with supporting documentation to Paula Leitch-Blais.
Applications are subject to approval by our committee which includes an OCDSB Psychologist.

Next Steps
Once the application has been reviewed, a Glebe staff member will contact the family by email.
If accepted, family will be given information regarding registration and course selection process for Gifted Program.

Situation C) Student meets OCDSB Criteria for Secondary Gifted Program & Glebe is not the home school
- In addition to the criteria outlined in B), the student must submit a OCDSB Student Transfer Information and Application.
- The link to the Student Transfer Process is here: OCDSB Student Transfer Parent Guide
- Student Transfer Applications are subject to approval based on OCDSB criteria

Application Period for the Gifted French Immersion Program January - March, 2022 (exact dates to be determined).

Admission for applications received after this date will be subject to availability of space in the program.

Please contact Viki Holan at [email protected]

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