• Program Entrance Information - French

    Program Entrance Information - French

    The French Immersion Program is a full immersion model where all academic subjects are taught in the French
    language from Kindergarten through the 8th grade.

    French-speaking teachers immerse students totally in French as they learn the Prince George’s County Public
    Schools curriculum in mathematics, science, social studies, and Language Arts. English Reading/ Language Arts instruction begins in 2nd grade.

    The high school program continuation is at Central High School. Because French Immersion students meet the prerequisites, all are encouraged to apply to the International Baccalaureate Program as they matriculate to high
    school. The high school program is a partial immersion program.
    The benefits of bilingualism are numerous, including greater flexibility in thinking, high rates of academic
    achievement, and cross-cultural learning and communication. Students will be prepared to compete within the
    context of the Global Society.

    Kindergarten only

    Eligibility Requirements
    Early entrance options do not apply, therefore:
    Kindergarten applicants must be age 5 by September 1

    John Hanson French Immersion (Southern Area-Grades K-8)
    Robert Goddard French Immersion (Northern Area-Grades K-8)
    Central High School (Grades 9-12)

    *Students entering grades 1 through 8 interested in available seats should contact Pupil Accounting and School
    Boundaries at 301-952-6300 between January 5 and May 15. Students will be assessed on knowledge of the
    French Language up to the current grade level. Proficiency testing will be offered on a seat available basis.

    Questions regarding the French Immersion curriculum should be directed to the Immersion Office at 301-808-8265.