OTTAWA, June 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ministry of Education recently released the secondary school graduation rate of French-language school boards for the 2014-2015 school year. For a second consecutive year, the results show a remarkable performance by the students. Indeed, their graduation rate within five years clearly remains above the provincial average of 85.5 per cent, with an average of 92.4 per cent. During the 2013-2014 school year, the average was 92 per cent, compared to a provincial average of 84 per cent.
These enviable results add to the excellent four-year graduation rate of French-language school boards, which is 89.6 per cent compared to 78.3 per cent in Ontario's general student population. In 2013-2014, the rate was 89 per cent, compared to the Ontario average of 76 per cent.
Members of Ontario's French-language education network are pleased with these results, which attest to the quality of education provided to the 101,837 students who attend French-language schools in the province.
These results are due, in part, to the implementation of innovative programs through the Student Success Strategy, such as the Specialist High Skills Majors, the dual credits program and the expanded cooperative education program. They are also the result of initiatives taken by the French-language school boards, particularly those stemming from the Politique d'aménagement linguistique (PAL) de l'Ontario pour l'éducation en langue française/Ontario's Aménagement Linguistique Policy for French-language Education. These initiatives contribute to the well-being and success of students in French-language schools and help foster a sense of belonging to the Francophone community.
About French-language education (FLE) in Ontario
In Ontario, French-language schools have a mandate to promote academic success and children's and students' well-being, in addition to promoting the language and culture that characterize Ontario's Francophone community. The French-language education network in Ontario is made up of 12 school boards; four of these are public and eight are Catholic. It also offers access to nearly 240 daycare centres, and more than 445 elementary and secondary schools. It also includes two French-language colleges and nine bilingual postsecondary institutions. Visit www.elfontario.ca for additional information.
SOURCE Éducation en langue française en Ontario
For further information: Lauriane Ayivi, Media Relations Coordinator, For French-language education in Ontario (FLE), 1 844 617-2353, [email protected]