New locally designed courses will give RVS high school students more choices when picking classes.

At the latest Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the acquisition of several Locally Developed Courses (LDCs) beginning in the 2024/25 school year. 

According to RVS, "LDCs are courses which are developed by other jurisdictions and include subjects such as Astronomy, Indigenous Art and Ceremony, Métis History and Stories, Pathways to Reconciliation,  Leather Technologies, and Orientation and Mobility."

LDCs empower school authorities to innovate and respond locally, providing students with unique opportunities to explore diverse interests that align with provincial programs of study.

Also at the latest meeting, the province allocated a few modular classrooms to RVS. The board also approved their three-year capital plan when it comes to funding requests.

As of March 14, the Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations received correspondence from Alberta Education approving nine new modular classrooms and one washroom relocation.

Here is Rocky View Schools' top 10 when it comes to capital funding:

  1. High School in Airdrie located in Southwinds (was approved design funding). 2025 funding request.
  2. K-9 school in Chestermere (was approved for design funding). 2025 funding request.
  3. High school in Chestermere. 2025 funding request.
  4. K-8 school in Airdrie, located in Lanark. 2025 funding request.
  5. K-8 school in Cochrane. 2026 funding request.
  6. High school in Cochrane. 2026 funding request.
  7. K-9 school in Chestermere. 2026 funding request.
  8. K-8 school in Crossfield. 2026 funding request.
  9. Addition to the Middle school in Springbank. 2027 funding request.
  10. Middle school in Airdrie, located in the northwest. 2027 funding request.

According to RVS, they see an increase of 750 to 1,000 new students annually. 

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