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Regular 7-9

*The above image was taken by Grade 9 photography student - Nicole Chu (2022/23)


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, complementary courses, 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.  Essentially, rather than only providing a single indicator, we provide a learner profile highlighting celebration and growth areas in each curricular area.  Finally, we see learning as a journey; students can gain and show higher levels of learning in all outcomes over the course of the year.