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 February 14. 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 implementation in the subsequent 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 (2019)
15-5
LDC1975
25-5
LDC2975
35-5
LDC3975

August 2023

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture 3Y (2018)

15-3Y-5
LDC1289

Teacher Friendly Resource

25-3Y-5
LDC2289

Teacher Friendly Resource

35-3Y-5
LDC3289

Teacher Friendly Resource

August 2022

Band (2021)
15-3
LDC1439

15-5
LDC1439

25-3
LDC2439

25-5
LDC2439

35-3
LDC3439

35-5
LDC3439


August 2025

Biology (AP)


35-3
LDC3219
Not acquired - no interest
Calculus (AP)

35-3

LDC3228

August 2021

 

Chamber Ensemble (2021) 15-3
LDC1417

15-5
LDC1417
25-3
LDC2417

25-5
LDC2417
35-3
LDC3417

35-5
LDC3417

August 2025

 

Choir (2021)
15-3
LDC1414

15-5
LDC1414
25-3
LDC2414

25-5
LDC2414
35-3
LDC3414

35-5
LDC3414
August 2025
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 2023


Dance (2019)

15-5
LDC1413

25-5
LDC2413

35-5
LDC3413

August 2023

 

Design Thinking for Innovation (2021)

15-3
LDC1131

15-5
LDC1131

25-3
LDC2131

25-5
LDC2131

35-3
LDC3131

35-5
LDC3131

August 2025

English (AP)


35-3
35-5

Not reauthorized - no interest

ESL Expository English (2020)

15-5
LDC1513
25-5
LDC2513
August 2024
ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies
15-5
LDC1212
25-5
LDC2212

August 2023

ESL Introduction to Mathematics

15-5
LDC1350

August 2025

ESL Introduction to Science

15-5
LDC1213
August 2023
Film and Media Art (2021)

15-3
LDC1092

15-5
LDC1092

25-3
LDC2092

25-5
LDC2092

35-3
LDC3092

35-5
LDC3092

August 2025

Forensic Studies (2021)

25-3
LDC2256
35-3
LDC3256

August 2025

Gender Studies 15-3
LDC1779
25-3
LDC2779
35-3
LDC3779

August 2024

Instrumental Jazz (2021)





15-3
LDC1431

15-5
LDC1431

25-3
LDC2431

25-5
LDC2431

35-3
LDC3431

35-5
LDC3431

August 2025




Leadership in the Arts 35-3
LDC3458

35-5
LDC3458

August 2022

 

Learning Strategies





15-3
LDC1599

15-5
LDC1599

25-3
LDC2599

25-5
LDC2599

35-3
LDC3599

35-5
LDC3599

August 2022




Military Studies (2020)
15-3
LDC1051
25-3
LDC2051

August 2024

Musical Theatre Performance (2021)

 

15-5
LDC1858
25-5
LDC2858
35-5
LDC3858

August 2025

*New Course Code and Name*

(Previously Musical Theatre)

Paleontology (2021)




15-3
LDC1293

15-5
LDC1293
25-3
LDC2293

25-5
LDC2293
35-3
LDC3293

35-5
LDC3293

August 2025



Performing Arts





15-3
LDC1944

15-5
LDC1944

25-3
LDC2944

25-5
LDC2944

35-3
LDC3944

35-5
LDC3944

August 2023




Psychology Abnormal 35-3
LDC3155

August 2022

Reading (2020)





15-3
LDC1148

15-5
LDC1148

25-3
LDC2148

25-5
LDC2148


August 2024

 


Studio Art (2021)




35-3
LDC3693

August 2025

*New Course Code and Name*

(Previously Studio Art AP)

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

August 2022

 

Vocal Jazz (2021)


15-5
LDC1433
25-5
LDC2433

LDC3433

August 2025

*3 credit no longer offered*

Yoga (2019)


15-3

15-5

LDC1449

25-3

25-5

LDC2449

35-3

35-5

LDC3449

August 2023


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