Preparing for High School

With a few exceptions, Woodman students in the English program are designated to Henry Wise Wood High School and students in the French Immersion program are designated to Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School or Western Canada High School (French International Baccalaureate). If students were accepted to Woodman as an out-of-area student, they would return to their designated high school upon completing Grade 9. 

See the 2023-24 High School Designations document to confirm your high school designation. 

We are interested in helping students in Grade 8-9 see their future in a multilingual country, and maintain continuous French language programming into high school and beyond.  Additionally, students in the English program who have received numerous years of French as a Second Language programming should see the significant opportunities to pursue French Language and Culture 10 in high school. At Woodman, we will be intentional about helping students create goals and opportunities to strengthen their language abilities and confidence levels.  Should a family consider leaving the French Immersion program, we request consultation with the homeroom teacher first, in order to obtain a fulsome picture of the different factors that weigh into changing programs. 

Please email the following teacher with questions you may have about high school transition: 

 Tara Stenhouse

 English high school programming

 Brian MacCarl 

 French high school programming

Grade 9 Families – High School Transition Messages

Please take note of a few important messages during this busy time in the transition to high school:

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