Locally developed courses (LDCs) are developed, acquired and authorized by school authorities to provide students with unique opportunities to explore a range of interests in subject areas that complement provincial programs of study.
Alberta Education is committed to meeting the changing needs of students by encouraging flexibility. LDCs allow:
- school authorities to be innovative and responsive at the local level. LDCs accommodate the special interests and
- abilities of students and address local, community and/or parental interests. LDCs may be used to:
- accommodate student needs and interests
- encourage and support innovative learning and teaching practices
- address unique community priorities; e.g., language, culture, labour market needs
- engage students who may be at risk of leaving school early
- promote successful transitions to further education by exposing students to advanced subject matter and
- learning environments; e.g., Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate.
LDCs are available at the junior and senior high school level. Junior high school LDCs are developed and approved at the school authority level. Senior high school courses require submission for approval through the Locally Developed Courses Online Management System (LDCOMS).
For more information about Locally Developed Courses (LDC's) at Lakeland Catholic School District, please contact:
Phone: (780) 826-3764
Cell: (780) 813-0538