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Adult High School

 

 

Earn your high school diploma or obtain prerequisites required for post secondary education.  We can help you with a variety of options for learning.
 
  • over 50 credits available through day program, e-learning, or correspondence
  • no tuition fee (for day program or e-learning)
  • new term starts every 6 weeks(courses run 4 hours per day for 6 weeks) 
  • mature student evaluation or prior learning assessment recognition(PLAR)
  • 18 years of age and older
 
 Prior Learning Assessment Recognition(PLAR)
 
Mature students who started secondary school in Ontario after September 1999, or mature students who are new to the Ontario system after February 1, 2004 may apply to have their prior learning assessed under the Ministry of Education's PLAR for Mature Students policy.  Students who started their secondary programs prior to September 1999 in Ontario, and return as mature students after February 1, 2004, may also choose to have their prior learning assessed under PLAR for Mature Students. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process through which mature students, who are enrolled in a secondary school course, may obtain credits for prior learning.  Mature students may obtain credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school.
The PLAR process involves:
a)  Grade 9 and 10 individual assessment/equivalency process
b)  Grade 11 and 12 equivalency process
c)  Grade 11 and 12 challenge process
In all cases, the knowledge and skills gained through education, work experience and training must be directly related to the provincial curriculum expectations. By using this process, mature students may be granted up to 26 credits towards their OSSD by the principal, depending on the number of credits the student already has.  Please note that a mature student can be brought to within 4 credits of the diploma using equivalent and challenged credits. In order to begin the PLAR process, you must complete a one page application and submit it along with an official school transcript to the principal. You must be enrolled in a full-time program or correspondence at the Adult High School in order to have your documents assessed. A mature student is a student who is at least 18 years of age (i.e. an adult) on or before December 31st of the school year in which he or she returns to school. A student must not have been enrolled in a day program for a period of at least one year.
 
Mature Student Evaluation
 
What is a Mature Student Evaluation?
It is a process whereby a student may explore the number of credits required to complete their Grade 12 Diploma.  The Principal can grant up to 12 Maturity credits plus equivalency, out of province and apprenticeship credits.
Who can Apply?
A mature student is at least 18 years of age and has not attended day school for a period of at least one year and who entered high school in Ontario prior to September 1999.
What Information is Required?
An up-to-date Student Transcript and an up-to-date Résumé.
Any Certificates or Diplomas earned since leaving high school.
How do I Apply?
Bring the above information to the Adult High School Campus nearest you and complete the application provided.