Locally Developed Courses

Locally Developed Courses

Locally Developed Courses are offered through high schools to meet the interest and aptitudes of their student body.

Each year, these courses are authorized by Alberta Education, but are developed by individual school boards. These courses must adhere to a strict set of guidelines and have no curriculum overlap with existing high school courses. Please note the highlighted expiring courses below for this year. Schools must indicate their intent to continue to offer any expiring courses to the Director of Learning Services no later than January 15. Where there is no interest, expiring courses will not be renewed.

Applying to Create a new LDC

New submissions are due January 15 of each calendar year, for implemntation in the s ubsequent year. Please refer to the LDC Quick Start Guide, as you prepare your submission and submit to the Director of Learning Services.


Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the list of FAQs to help clarify questions you may have.

Where is it located?

Neighbourhood High Schools

How do you access services?

Contact your local senior high school to see which courses are offered.

Who can I call for more information?

For more information contact our Learning Department at 403.945.4031 or by email.

 



Course Name

Level/Credit

Level/Credit

Level/Credit

Expiry Date

Advanced Acting/Touring Theatre
15-5
LDC1975
25-5
LDC2975
35-5
LDC3975
August 2019
American Sign Language and Culture

15-3Y-5
LDC1289

Teacher Friendly Resource

25-3Y-5
LDC2289

Teacher Friendly Resource

35-3Y-5
LDC3289

Teacher Friendly Resource

August 2022

*New Course Code and Name*

Band
15-3
LDC1439

15-5
LDC1439

25-3
LDC2439

25-5
LDC2439

35-3
LDC3439

35-5
LDC3439


August 2020

Biology (AP)


35-3
LDC3219
August 2020
Calculus (AP)

35-3

LDC3228

August 2020

 

Chamber Ensemble 15-3
LDC1417

15-5
LDC1417
25-3
LDC2417

25-5
LDC2417
35-3
LDC3417

35-5
LDC3417

August 2020

*Newly Acquired Course*

Choir
15-3
LDC1414

15-5
LDC1414
25-3
LDC2414

25-5
LDC2414
35-3
LDC3414

35-5
LDC3414
August 2020
Competencies in Math

15-5

LDC1515

August 2022
Creative Writing & Publishing
15-3
LDC1269

15-5
LDC1269
25-3
LDC2269

25-5
LDC2269
35-3
LDC3269

35-5
LDC3269
August 2019


Dance

15-5
LDC1413

25-5
LDC2413

35-5
LDC3413

August 2019

 

English (AP)


35-3
LDC3221

35-5

LDC3221

August 2020

ESL Expository English

15-5
LDC1513
25-3
LDC2513
August 2020
ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies
15-5
LDC1212
25-5
LDC2212

August 2019

ESL Introduction to Mathematics

15-5
LDC1350

August 2020

ESL Introduction to Science

15-5
LDC1213
August 2019
Film and Media Art

15-3
LDC1092

15-5
LDC1092

25-3
LDC2092

25-5
LDC2092

35-3
LDC3092

35-5
LDC3092

August 2021

*Newly Developed*

(Formerly Film Studies)

Forensic Studies

25-3
LDC2569
35-3
LDC3569

August 2020

(Formerly Forensic Science Studies)

Instrumental Jazz





15-3
LDC1431

15-5
LDC1431

25-3
LDC2431

25-5
LDC2431

35-3
LDC3431

35-5
LDC3431

August 2020




Learning Strategies





15-3
LDC1599

15-5
LDC1599

25-3
LDC2599

25-5
LDC2599

35-3
LDC3599

35-5
LDC3599

August 2022




Military Studies
15-3
LDC1051
25-3
LDC2051

August 2020
Musical Theatre
15-5
LDC1979
25-5
LDC2979
35-5
LDC3979
August 2019
Paleontology




15-3
LDC1293

15-5
LDC1293


August 2019



Performing Arts





15-3
LDC1944

15-5
LDC1944

25-3
LDC2944

25-5
LDC2944

35-3
LDC3944

35-5
LDC3944

August 2019




Professional Development in the Arts



35-3
LDC3448

35-5
LDC3448

August 2018
*Not Continuing*



Psychology Abnormal 35-3
LDC3155

August 2022

*New Course Code and Name*

(Previously Abnormal Psychology)

Reading





15-3
LDC1148

15-5
LDC1148

25-3
LDC2148

25-5
LDC2148


August 2020

 


Studio Art (AP)




35-3
LDC3493

August 2020


Technical Theatre
15-5
LDC1987
25-5
LDC2987
35-5
LDC3987

August 2022

*Newly Acquired Course: 15-5*

Vocal Jazz





15-3
LDC1433

15-5
LDC1433

25-3
LDC2433

25-5
LDC2433

35-3
LDC3433

35-5
LDC3433

August 2020

 

 

Yoga


15-3

LDC1449

25-3

LDC2449

35-3

LDC3449

August 2019


Due to insufficient interest, the following course has NOT been renewed:

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction 15-5 (Expiry August 2018)
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