French Programs

  • French is considered a diplomatic language as well as a business language from around the world. Multiple French programs are offered across the CCUSD schools including French Immersion, World French, Middle School Daily Core French, High School Electives, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB).

    Schools with French offerings include:

    • Preschool Global Beginnings
    • Desert Sun Academy is the French immersion school offering a 50%/50% English/French approach to learning. By immersion students in French for half of the instructional time, students are able to acquire French in much the same way they acquired their first language.This program ensures high academic achievement, bilingualism and biliteracy and strong sociocultural skills.
    • Sonoran Trails Middle School is an entry point for students wanting to begin learning French. French is offered daily in 7th and 8th grade as a core class with students being able to move into French 3/4 at the high school in 9th grade. This allows students to reach the AP/IB levels of French that can result in earned university credit before leaving high school.
    • Cactus Shadows High School offers level 1 through AP/IB levels of French. AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) are both university level courses that allow for students to participate in an exam at the end of the year. Universities will grant students credit based on their exam score, potentially allowing students to start with 3rd year classes at the university. This in turn, allows students to complete a minor with a few more courses.


    How do we measure langauge growth?

    Watch an introductory video about an end of year assessment that gives us information about what a student CAN DO!