The Minister of Education maintains the authority for prescribing the programs and courses of study which will be taught to students throughout the province of Alberta.
Edmonton Public Schools has the authority to develop, acquire, and offer courses and programs. The District is responsible for assessing, providing programming for, placing and evaluating their students enrolled in district schools.
The following outlines the decision authority for the various components of programs and curriculum:
|COURSES OF STUDY||AUTHORITY|
Locally Developed (Elementary and Junior High)
|the Board of Trustees|
|- The Board of Trustees with a review by Alberta Education|
|Pilots of Courses, Portions of Courses||the Board of Trustees|
|Optional Year Implementation||the Board of Trustees|
|Mandatory Implementation||Alberta Education|
|Distribution||the Superintendent of Schools|
|Pilots of Programs||the Board of Trustees|
|District||the Superintendent of Schools|
|District Developed||the Superintendent of Schools|
|Controversial||the Board of Trustees|
|Pilot of Resources||the Superintendent of Schools|