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Regular 7-9

At Vernon Barford, we offer the full complement of core subjects approved and required by Alberta Education.  Students take English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, and a second language (Spanish or French).

Vernon Barford students consistently score amongst the highest in Alberta and in EPSB in the core academic classes of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  We are unique in that all students receive individualized timetables and do not travel with the same learning group all day.  In addition to providing evidence of learning (projects, assignments, tests, etc.) we also provide an indication of each student's level of learning with regard to curricular outcomes.  In essence, rather than only providing a single indicator, we provide a learner profile that highlights celebration and growth areas in each curricular area.  Finally, we see learning as a journey and as such students can gain and show higher levels of learning in all outcomes over the course of the year.


Complementary Courses

French as a Second Language

Spanish as a Second Language





Career and Technology Foundations (Construction, Fashions and Foods)

Career Explorations:

  • Gr. 7 & 8 (rotation of six different courses which includes:  STEM [Science & Technology], Foods, Sewing, Construction, Learning about Money and Outdoor Education)
  • Gr. 9 (Explorations in Film, Environmental Outdoor Education, Coding, Visual Communication, International Foods, Fitness, Building & Construction)