In Richmond we value students being able to attend a school in their neighbourhood. We would like to provide a similar opportunity for elementary students choosing to enroll in French Immersion. Access to the French Immersion programs through a French Immersion catchment school-based process. Acceptance into the program is dependent on space availability.
In a catchment-based process, an applicants first choice school would be their French Immersion catchment school. Depending on available space and the number of applications, French Immersion applicants will either be placed at their catchment school or a catchment-based draw would take place.
A catchment-based placement and draw process does not guarantee that every applicant will be able to attend a French Immersion school in their neighbourhood. There will still be a limited number of spaces at each French Immersion School. Applicants will be required to provide a second and third choice school and a randomized draw will take place.
Late applications, including siblings, received after the deadline will be added to the end of the waitlist that will be created from the draw. Late applications must be verified at the Central Registration Office.