High School French

French for High School students

How do SDFAS students (or other English-French bilinguals in San Diego) maintain and further develop their French language and literacy skills after graduating from 8th grade?  Is there a way for them to further enrich their knowledge and understanding of culture and society through coursework in French? Read below to learn more about French for High School programming at SDFAS.

Saturday classes run from September 17th to June for general French language courses and January-April for the AP prep classes. 

If you are interested in these classes, please fill out the pre-registration form HERE.

Families who have filled out the pre-registration form will receive payment details, book list and calendar of classes as soon as registration has reached maximum capacity. Please note each class has limited availability. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Classes starting in September

— Poursuivre le français 1, Advanced French (9th grade) — 24 classes / $960

Teacher : Catherine Wattara

Saturdays – 9.00 am to 10:30 am (Open to 9th graders and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome.). Click HERE to see the classes’ calendar. 

(minimum 5, maximum 15 students)

About the class: Poursuivre le français 1 is a class designed to complete the French Middle School program (9th grade being part of Middle School in France). Students will continue to study French literature, language, and composition through a curriculum designed to continue from the end of 8th grade at SDFAS. 

Book List (Books are to be purchased by families.)

  • La petite fille du Vel d’Hiv, Annette Muller
  • Effroyable Jardins, Michel Quint
  • Coups de Pilon, David Diop
  • Caligula, Albert Camus

 

— Poursuivre le français 2, Advanced French (10th – 11th – 12th grades) — 24 classes / $960

Teacher : Catherine Wattara

Saturdays – 10.30 am to noon (Open to 9th graders and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome.). Click HERE to see the classes’ calendar. 

(minimum 5, maximum 15 students)

About the class: Poursuivre le français 2 is a class designed to explore the French High School program. Students will continue to study French literature, language, and composition through a curriculum designed to cover the subjects and methodology required to prepare for the baccalauréat. 

Book List (Books are to be purchased by families.) 

  • Thérèse Raquin, Emile Zola
  • Andromaque, Racine
  • Carpe Diem , Elsa Marpeau (LIBRIO)
  • Les Caractères, La Bruyère
  • Memnon ou la Sagesse Humaine, Voltaire

 

— Poursuivre les Maths en Français — 24 classes / $960

Teacher tbd

Saturdays – 10.30 am to noon (Open to 9th graders and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome). Click HERE to see the classes’ calendar. 

(minimum 5, maximum 15 students)


About the class: Poursuivre les Maths
is a class designed to finish the Middle School Math program (9th grade being part of Middle School in France). Students will continue to study Algebra, Geometry, and problem-solving through a curriculum designed to continue from the end of 8th grade at SDFAS.


 

Classes starting in January

 

— AP Boot Camp — 10 classes / $400

Mme Toudic  (in French)

Weekdays (day tbd) – 4 pm to 5.30 pm (Open to High School students and SDFAS alumni.  All other external bilingual students welcome). Click HERE to see the classes’ calendar. 

(minimum 5 students, maximum 15 students)

About the class: AP Boot Camp is a course designed to prepare our alumni to take the AP French test in 9th or 10th grade. The curriculum is designed for students already fluent in French to maximize their readiness for the AP test.  The AP French exam generally takes place in May.

Please note: Registration for the test is not included in the above fee. Registration must be made on the College Board site by the parents in October of the preceding year.

 

 

French National Center for Distance Education (CNED courses) 

CNED courses are distance learning courses that follow the curriculum of the French Ministry of Education, and are designed for learners to follow autonomously — either on their own or with varying degrees of support from a parent, teacher, or tutor. The school is available to talk through options with interested students or alumni. Click here for a list of CNED distancing learning offerings and then here to register for an à la carte CNED course.


For further information, please contact: Marion Addo, Dean of Curriculum: maddo@sdfrenchschool.org>