Francophone schools are part of the public education system in Alberta. Fully funded by the Alberta Government, francophone schools offer academic programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in accordance with the curriculum set out by Alberta Education. Parents whose first language is French and who want their children educated in French language can enroll them in Francophone schools. They are intended for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants residing in Alberta who qualify under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Section 23 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants residing in Alberta the right to educate their children in a Francophone program if they meet one of the following conditions:
the first language learned and still understood is French;
they received their primary school instruction in Canada in French (excludes French immersion)*;
they have a child who has received primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French
There are five francophone education regions in Alberta:
East Central Francophone Education Region No. 3
Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2
Greater Southern Public Francophone Education Region No. 4
Greater Southern Separate Catholic Francophone Education R
Northwest Francophone Education Region No. 1
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