Curriculum & Assessment

Programming in our schools is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education, but each school's focus, optional courses, and activities may vary depending on local student needs. Regardless of what school or program is chosen, your child will receive the same high-quality education.  GYPSD strives to ensure that all our students learn within a welcoming, safe, respectful and caring environment.

The primary purpose of assessment is to gather evidence about student progress on what the child knows and can do based on the curriculum.  This information can be in the form of assignments, quizzes, tests, and observations.  Report cards are one of the ways schools communicate with parents about their child’s progress and achievement at certain times of the year. Assessment happens every day, in every classroom, throughout the school year. This helps teachers to understand your child's strengths and areas for improvement and guide instruction to support them in their learning.


  • Locally Developed Courses
  • Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) Courses
  • Career and Technology Study (CTS) Courses
  • French Immersion
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
  • Work Experience 
  • Green Certificate


  • Alberta Education Graduation Requirements
  • Student Learning Assessments (SLAs)
  • Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)
  • Diploma Exams (DIPs)
  • DELF Testing
  • Mathletics
  • 3 Rs Literacy Assessment Screen
  • Highest Level of Achievement Test (H.L.A.T.)
  • Right to Read
  • Reading Readiness Screening Tool (RRST)

Initiatives or Projects

  • Curriculum Redesign
  • High School Redesign
  • Division Report Card 

For further information, please contact:

Carra Aschenmeir, Managing Director, Learning Services
Phone: 780-723-4471

Email Carra