April 1, 2022. After a great deal of consideration on the parts of both the CSSDGS and NFSB, as well as in consultation with the principals of école Gabrielle-Roy and Howard S. Billings High School, it has been confirmed that we will continue with our grade 8 Option- études cohort, but there will be no new grade 7 cohort for the 2022-2023 school year.
We will use the next year to work on re-envisioning and evolving the program to meet the changing needs of the schools and our community, which have shifted since the program’s inception 15 years ago. We look forward to offering a reinvigorated program for the 2023-2024 school year, which also meets the government’s funding criteria.
In the meantime, we invite those families who had been planning to apply to Option- études to consider our IB Programme.
We look forward to welcoming your children to Billings, regardless of your choice of program.