Alberta Education no longer awards credits to junior high students taking select high school courses. (See Section 1.1.1 High School course restrictions in the August PASI Release Notes.)
What is ADLC doing?
In addition to reminding our partner schools about this new limitation, ADLC’s Student Information System will now warn you when you register a junior high student in a restricted high school course. You may continue to register the student, but marks will not be recorded with Alberta Education.
Which courses are affected?
Starting in the 2017-18 school year, the following high school courses cannot be taken for credit by students enrolled in a junior high school:
- all English as a Second Language courses
- all Green Certificate Program courses
- all intermediate-level (2000 series) and advanced-level (3000 series) Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses
- Career and Life Management (CALM) [PED0770HS, PED0770, PED0770NS]
- Career Internship 10
- High School Knowledge & Employability occupational courses, including Workplace Readiness 10-4, Workplace Practicum 20-4, and Workplace Practicum 30-4
- Locally developed courses, with the exception of locally developed language courses [LDC2754, LDC3754 (3 cr), LDC3754 (5 cr), LDC3164, LDC1018, LDC2018, LDC3018, LDC3239]
- Registered Apprenticeship Program 15, 25, and 35
- Special Projects 10, 20, and 30
- Work Experience 15, 25, and 35
We have included links to some of the affected courses and departments, but this is not an exhaustive list. For more information, please see Alberta Education’s Guide to Education (Page 107) [pdf].
We encourage all junior high educators to consider Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) in place of senior high CTS courses.