JK-12 School Curriculum

JK-12 Curriculum Renewal

As part of its regular review processes, ECE is investigating possibilities for curriculum renewal. Change is inevitable, as the NWT Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 (JK-12) curriculum is out of date and needs to be renewed. In addition, the NWT uses a significant portion of Alberta’s curriculum, which is undergoing large-scale changes to every subject and grade from K-12.

ECE is currently in the research and engagement phase of JK-12 curriculum renewal; this includes exploring possibilities for a partnership with another western province. Any curriculum implemented or used in the NWT must meet the needs and interests of students and communities. It must be a curriculum that is grounded in Indigenous world views and reflect the identities of our northern children and support them in becoming capable people.

Any changes to NWT JK-12 curriculum will be carefully considered to ensure it aligns with the territory’s education goals.

For more information on JK-12 curriculum renewal, see the documents below: 

FAQ - NWT Curriculum Renewal

JK-12 Curriculum Renewal Presentation

Have Your Say 

ECE is in the process of gathering feedback from Indigenous governments, education bodies, and the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association about JK-12 curriculum renewal.

If you have feedback on curriculum renewal, please fill out this form.

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to nwtcurriculum_renewal@gov.nt.ca

Where can I find more information?

If you want to read more about the current JK-12 education system in the Northwest Territories, please take a look at the following resources.