What's new

  • 2021-22 school year plan

    Read the 2021-22 School Year Plan.

    A guidance document to support return to schools is being finalized and will be released mid-August.

    Diploma exams and provincial achievement tests

    • Grade 12 diploma exams will be mandatory in the 2021-22 school year.
    • Diploma exams will be offered in every diploma course subject in January and June and in select diploma course subject areas in November, April and August.
    • Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests will resume and participation is mandatory for all schools not piloting the new draft Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum.
  • Fall 2021 funding for COVID-19 learning disruptions

    We will provide up to $45 million to help school authorities offer targeted small group session literacy and numeracy programming for Grades 1 to 3 students assessed as needing additional support.

    Literacy and numeracy are 2 key areas where younger children appear to be experiencing greater challenges due to COVID-19-related learning disruptions.

    In addition to this new funding, the Child and Youth Well-Being Review will explore ways to best support the well-being of children and youth impacted by COVID-19.

Attending school safely

Isolation and quarantine requirements have changed. This page is being updated to reflect these changes.

Expanded COVID-19 rapid screening test program

The rapid testing in schools program helped continue in-person learning safely. Testing teams made more than 350 schools visits in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, and other surrounding communities.

Additional resources

2021/22 resources are currently in development and will be added mid-August.

2020/21 resources (Note: these resources are archived and/or may not contain the latest information).

Provincial assessment

Diploma exams

  • Grade 12 diploma exams will be mandatory in the 2021/22 school year.
  • Diploma exams will be offered in every diploma course subject in January and June and in select diploma course subject areas in November, April and August.

Learn more about writing diploma exams this year.

Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)

  • Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests will resume and participation is mandatory for all schools not piloting the new draft Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum

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