All courses in the Valour JK-12 School English Department help students further their skills in reading, writing, communicating and thinking.

  • Students considering careers requiring a university degree should choose:

    • Grade 10 Academic English
    • Grades 11 and 12 English for university bound students
  • Students planning to go to college or the workplace should choose:

    • Grade 10 Applied English
    • Followed by English courses for college or the workplace


The aim of the French program is to provide students with French communication skills and an understanding of the language and its culture. Students develop a usable command of the French language that can be expanded through further study or contact with French-speaking people.

By the end of the four-year program, students in the Core Program will be able to:

  • Participate in a straight-forward conversation in French
  • Read, with the help of a dictionary, books, magazines, and newspapers in French
  • Understand the general meaning of radio and television news and other programs

Students of the four-year French Immersion  Program will be able to:

  • Converse freely on familiar topics
  • Read, with fluency a variety of text and print materials
  • Function in a French-speaking community

See the course calendar for full course descriptions or visit French as a Second Language for details.