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New Provincial Curriculum Under Development

Alberta Education is updating the K-12 curriculum province-wide. Curriculum, or the Program of Studies, outlines what students are expected to learn in each subject, for each grade.

This six-year project will focus on updating six subject areas: Language Arts (English, French Immersion, Francophone), Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Arts Education (dance, music, drama, visual arts), and Wellness Education (health, physical education, CALM).

Edmonton Public Schools is one of many school districts involved in this project. An up-to-date curriculum is needed to prepare our students with the skills and knowledge they need for the 21st century.

Where We're At Right Now

Alberta Education recently gathered feedback on what students will learn and when they will learn it in the future curriculum (otherwise known as the subject introductions and scope and sequences). This feedback will be used to help Alberta Education develop the curriculum by identifying the learning outcomes for each subject.

Subject Learning Outcomes are what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do in each subject and grade. They include subject content and skills and are built on a foundation of literacy and numeracy.

The cycle of developing learning outcomes and validating the draft curriculum elements will continue through to December 2022. Alberta Education’s targeted timelines for completion of curriculum development are:

  • Grades K-4, December 2018
  • Grades 5-8, December 2019
  • Grades 9-10 (3 subject areas), December 2020
  • Grades 9-10 (3 subject areas) and 11-12 (3 subject areas), December 2021
  • Grades 11-12 (3 subject areas), December 2022

The date for the launch of new curriculum is still being determined by the province.

Alberta Education will have several opportunities for parents and students to be involved. More information about these opportunities will be posted when it becomes available.

To Learn More

Visit Alberta Education’s website for more information about: