Administrative Procedure 219
Locally Developed Courses
Wild Rose School Division supports the local development and authorization of junior and senior high school complementary courses which do not duplicate provincially authorized courses, to further develop and cultivate the unique interests and abilities of students, to foster educational improvement and excellence through innovation at the local level to meet the unique needs of a local community.
- Locally developed courses must:
1.1 Not duplicate provincially authorized courses;
1.2 Further develop and cultivate the unique interests and abilities of students;
1.3 Foster educational improvement and excellence through innovation at the local level to meet the unique needs of a local community;
1.4 Be endorsed by the school council;
1.5 Be reviewed by the Office of the Superintendent each school year if they are to be used in senior high school; and
1.6 Comply with the procedures described in Alberta Learning’s Policy 1.2.1 –Locally
Developed/Acquired and Authorized Junior and Senior High School Complementary Courses.
- Senior High School:
2.1 All locally developed/acquired and authorized courses and learning resources shall be
2.1.1 the Ministerial Order made under section 39(1)(f) of the Act; and
2.1.2 Recognizing Diversity and Promoting Respect.
2.2 When submitting a course for review (using Form 219A), the description for each locally-
developed senior high course should include:
2.2.1 the title of the course;
2.2.2 the senior high school grade levels at which the course is to be offered;
2.2.3 The hours of instruction to be offered (minimum 62.5 hrs for 3-credit, 125 hrs for 5
credit) and credit allocations, (Note: credit values of less than 3 are not acceptable
for senior high courses);
2.2.4 Implementation date;
2.2.5 The anticipated enrollment;
2.2.6 Course description (detailed);
2.2.7 A listing of any pre-or co-requisite courses;
2.2.8 A statement of philosophy;
2.2.9 Rationale: why is this course necessary?;
2.2.10 A detailed listing of learner outcomes with concurrent assessment plan;
2.2.11 The special resources, facilities or equipment necessary;
2.2.12 Risk Assessment – safety components;
2.2.13 Consideration of any sensitive or controversial issues. All sections of Form 219A need to be completed fully.
2.3 The principal/designate shall monitor locally developed/acquired and authorized courses to
ensure instruction is consistent with the program’s intent.
- Junior High School:
3.1 The following applies to locally developed/acquired and authorized Junior High School
3.1.1 Schools shall offer two provincially authorized complementary courses except where
instruction in a language other than English (School Act, sections 10 and 11) is
offered, then only one provincially authorized complementary course is required.
3.1.2 Using form 219B, Schools shall maintain a written description of each locally
developed/acquired and authorized junior high school complimentary course on file
and accurately submit a list of these courses to the Superintendents’ Office by
September 30 each year.
3.2 The description for each junior high course should include:
3.2.1 The title of the course;
3.2.1 The junior high school grade levels at which the course is to be offered;
3.2.2 The hours of instruction to be offered
3.2.3 The implementation date;
3.2.4 The anticipated enrollment;
3.2.5 A Course description (detailed)
3.2.6 A listing of any pre-or co-requisite courses
3.2.7 A statement of philosophy
3.2.8 Rationale: why is this course necessary?
3.2.9 A detailed listing of course outcomes with concurrent assessment plan.
3.2.10 the special resources, facilities or equipment necessary.
3.2.11 Risk Assessment – safety components.
3.2.12 Consideration of any sensitive or controversial issues. All sections of Form 219B need
to be completed fully.
3.3 The principal/designate shall monitor locally developed/acquired and authorized AP 218
Revised: October 2012
Next Review by: August, 2016
School Act Section 60, 61
Policy 1.2.1 Locally Developed Acquired and Authorized Junior and Senior High Complementary Courses
Policy 1.2.2 Locally Developed Religious Education Courses
Policy 11 Delegation
Policy 13 Establishment, Expansion and Reduction of
AP 217 Special Projects
AP 218 Outreach Programs