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Yukon schools follow the British Columbia curriculum. We develop some resources and adapt curriculum to make it Yukon-specific.
Yukon will use the new B.C. curriculum, with additions and adjustments to reflect our Yukon context and Yukon First Nations’ ways of knowing and doing in all.
Learn more at a presentation at one of the meetings below. We are still scheduling some meetings and will update this list each week.
If you missed the Whitehorse presentations, you can download the presentation document. You may also go to a School Council meeting where we will also present on the curriculum.
Beaver Creek, Nelnah Bessie John School
Dawson City, Robert Service School
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Faro, Del Van Gorder School
Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Old Crow, Chief Zzeh Gittlit School
Pelly Crossing, Eliza Van Bibber
Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Ross River School
Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Grey Mountain Primary School
Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Christ the King Elementary School on March 7
École Émilie-Tremblay and Académie Parhélie on February 2
École Whitehorse Elementary on March 14
Elijah Smith Elementary on January 30
F.H. Collins Secondary on January 24
Ghùch Tlâ Community School, Carcross, on March 1
J.V. Clark, Mayo, on February 20
Selkirk Elementary on February 15
St. Elias Community School, Haines Junction, on March 6
Takhini Elementary on February 28
Tantalus School, Carmacks, on February 13
Teslin School on March 14
Vanier Catholic Secondary on February 20
Watson Lake Secondary School & Johnson Elementary School on March 13
More sessions are being scheduled. Check back for updates.
Find out more about what your child will learn in school at the B.C. Ministry of Education’s curriculum web page. The information is available in English and French. You can search the B.C. Curriculum by grade level and by subject to find out what students are expected to learn and demonstrate for each grade and class.
The curriculum includes:
These changes to the curriculum are based on research and good practices happening across Canada and all over the world. More and more places are taking a student-centered approach to learning and focusing on skills development.
Want to know more about curriculum research? B.C. has published a summary of curriculum and assessment references.
Highlights of the redesigned curriculum:
The curriculum changes will be introduced over the next few years.
Yukon students will do many of the same assessments of reading, writing and math skills, such as Early Years Evaluation (EYE) and Boehm Test of Basic Concepts in Kindergarten; the Grades 4 and 7 Yukon Foundation Skills Assessments (YFSAs).
Each grade has performance standards. Students will continue to do assignments, projects, tests and exams to show their progress. They will still get marks and report cards.
Teachers will give students more ongoing feedback to help them and their parents to understand strengths and areas for improvement.
In high school, students still write exams. Some exams will be in class.
Yukon high school diplomas and courses will continue to meet postsecondary entrance requirements.
Highlights of new graduation requirements:
There will be an overlap period between the old graduation program and the new one. Check with your school if you have questions about how these changes apply to your student’s plans.
We welcome your feedback on these changes as we move forward.
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