All courses in the Arnprior District High School (ADHS) English Department help students further their skills in reading, writing, communicating and thinking.

  • Students considering careers requiring a university degree should choose:

    • Grade 9 and 10 Academic English
    • Grades 11 and 12 English for university bound students
  • Students planning to go to college or the workplace should choose:

    • Grade 9 and 10 Applied English
    • Followed by English courses for college or the workplace


French / Core

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.

An ADHS student will be able to communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada's official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.


In all French, as a second language program, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive, and by the end of the four-year program, students in the Core Program will be able to: 

  • use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings;
  • learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures;
  • appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community;
  • be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups;
  • use effective language learning strategies;
  • become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.

 See the course calendar for full course descriptions.