What are Cegeps

First Let Us Compare School Systems...

United States
And Canada
Quebec
ELEMENTARY PRIMARY
Grade 1……………………… Cycle 1 – Year 1
Grade 2……………………… Cycle 1 – Year 2
Grade 3……………………… Cycle 2 – Year 1
Grade 4……………………… Cycle 2 – Year 2
Grade 5……………………… Cycle 3 – Year 1
Grade 6……………………… Cycle 3 – Year 2
SECONDARY
Grade 7……………………… Cycle 1 – Year 1 – Grade 7
Grade 8……………………… Cycle 1 – Year 2 – Grade 8
HIGH SCHOOL
Grade 9……………………… Cycle 2 – Year 1 – Grade 9
Grade 10…………………… Cycle 2 – Year 2 – Grade 10
Grade 11…………………… Cycle 2 – Year 3 – Grade 11
CEGEP (COLLEGE)
Grade 12…………………… Year 1
UNIVERSITY
Year 1……………………….. Year 2
UNIVERSITY
Year 2……………………… Year 1
Year 3……………………… Year 2
Year 4……………………… Year 3

The school levels in Quebec are divided differently than those of other Canadian Provinces and the United States. Nevertheless, when the systems are compared, we discover the total number of years are equivalent.

What is a Cegep?

The acronym CEGEP is French, translated “College of General and Professional Teaching”
Students in Quebec attend High School from Grade 7 to Grade 11. Following their graduation from Grade 11, they continue their studies at a Cegep for two years, then at a University for three years - if they remain in Quebec. There are English and French Cegeps throughout Quebec.

What about College Prep?

Students from College Prep International – should they wish to continue their studies in Quebec – apply to one of several Cegeps by March 1st of their Grade 11 Senior year. Most apply to Dawson, Vanier, Marianopolis or John Abbott, depending upon personal interests, programs and locations.
We do everything possible to guide and advise our students so that they may do everything necessary to be accepted into the Cegep of their choice. Nevertheless, they must put in the effort and work as Before accepting a student, the Cegep will examine the students Ministry of Education Transcript of final marks received in Grade 10 (Secondary 4) and Grade 11 (Secondary 5). Depending upon the program of studies desired, the Cegep may pay more attention to Mathematics and/or Science marks.
There are also private Cegeps such as TAV, Centennial, O’Sullivan, and LaSalle to which students may apply.

COVID-19 Notice

DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS of C.P.I

DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS Our School Year is coming to an end hence we take this opportunity to wish everyone safe travels, and invite you to reserve June 24th (Wednesday) from 5 to 6:15 pm for a special Virtual treat.

We were unable to have our closing fun activities AND, most likely will not be allowed to have our usual Elementary & High School Graduation Ceremonies at the Hotel, thus, we are planning, (option 2) a special Virtual treat for everyone.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9am 2pm.
Kindly come in to collect your shoes and other items before June 5th.
Shoes not collected by June 5th will be sent to a local charity.
Please return your textbooks & Math test review booklets.

THANKS TO ALL STUDENTS. Most of you did amazing work on the Google classes. We will like to showcase some of your talent from your hard work on June 24th. Details to follow.

Your year end reports will be available as follows:
Wednesday June 17th - Grades 5, 6 & 7 9:30 to 1 pm
Thursday June 18th - Grades 8 & 9 - 9.30 to 1pm
Friday June 19th - Grades 10 & 11 11am to 2pm

Reminder - Reserve June 24th - 5 to 6:15 pm.
Quebec Holiday & our Graduation day

Students leaving Canada for the summer, must calculate the 2 week quarantine period on their return, to avoid missing work at the beginning of the year.