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Curriculum Overview

Programs of Study

Curriculum is outlined in provincial programs of study, which is determined by Alberta Education. It identifies what students are expected to learn and do in all subjects from kindergarten to Grade 12. You can find the current programs of study on the Alberta Education website.

The Calgary Board of Education does not decide what is taught in our schools. However, our teachers decide how the curriculum is taught in their classrooms.

New Curriculum Development and Implementation

Note: Current curriculum is in effect until the new curriculum is approved for implementation.

In 2016, Alberta Education along with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA)  announced the simultaneous development of K-12 curriculum in six subjects including:

  • Language Arts (English and French)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Arts
  • Wellness (physical education and health)

They also committed to ensuring that Francophone and Indigenous perspectives would be considered and reflected in the new curriculum.

The new curriculum will continue to give Alberta students a world-class learning experience and prepare them to be life-long learners who can apply their skills and knowledge with flexibility, creativity and resiliency.

Some CBE schools, along with schools from across the province, will participate in field testing the new draft K-4 curriculum in the 2019-20 school year.

Visit the Alberta Education Website for more information:

View the current curriculum drafts (December 2018) or a summary overview (PDF, 895 KB) of the Kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum

View Alberta Education's website to see the implementation schedule timeline tool

View the latest draft curriculum on Alberta Education's new digital resource



Alberta Education - Programs of Study

Learn more about K-12 Programs of Study in Alberta



Provincial Achievement Tests for Grades 6 & 9


Provincial Diploma Examination

Guides to Alberta Education Provincial Testing

Guides and supplementary documents are available online on Alberta Education’s web site. Please visit the following link to obtain a copy of the Grade 6 and 9 Provincial Achievement Tests guides.

Student Learning Assessments for Grade 3 at the Teacher's Discretion




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