Smaller classes (denominated “K”) are available in years seven, eight and nine.
Students who were in the transitional year in year six and are experiencing major academic difficulties can choose these smaller classes. Placement is done only with the agreement of the student in question and his or her family.
- Help students who have been discouraged by their poor marks feel motivated once more.
- Help students fill in any serious gaps in their learning.
- Schoolwork focuses on fundamental subjects (French, maths, and one foreign language).
- At the end of year seven, three choices are offered (families decide after hearing the opinion of the team of teachers):
- The student passes and goes on to an adapted year eight class.
- The student retakes year seven in a catch-up class (groupe niveau matière or GNM).
- The student passes and goes on to a catch-up year eight class (GNM).
- There is also an adapted year nine class. At the end of the school year, the school will either retake the year nine class or be admitted to year ten in a vocational stream.