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Adult Credit Information

 

Adult Credit program leading to your High School Diploma (OSSD)

The Adult Credit program is designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma. Our courses offer a focus on English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences, with a variety of instructional styles, including blended learning, teacher assisted, self-study and more. Please see below for more information about registration and course options.
Please contact us at 519-675-4436 to book an appointment to meet with a Guidance Counsellor who will assist you in registering at the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
 
We provide expertise in planning to help you earn a high school diploma, develop new skills for the workplace or prepare for post-secondary pathways that require high school credits.
 
You will need a few things to get started:
  1. An original transcript from your previous schooling (We can help if you are having trouble getting a copy)
  2. Proof of Canadian citizenship, birth certificate, passport, Immigration documents, permanent resident card
  3. $100 refundable textbook deposit or educational referral and book deposit letter from Ontario Works.

Day Classes - Teacher Led Blended Learning

These courses will be taught using blended learning (a combination of in-class instruction and online participation).
 
Details
  • This option is best for students who like to be in class with a teacher, Monday to Friday.
  • Specific start dates: September 9, November 11, January 28, April 8 and July 2
  • Offered both part time/full time during the day
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • If you miss classes, lessons are posted online, in order for you to keep up with the work while at home. You can also shift to an evening class (see below) if something happens that requires you to miss too many classes.
 
Courses Offered

Code Course Title
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College Prep
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College Prep
MBF3C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Prep
MAP4C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Prep
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School, Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
 
2019/20 Course Schedule

 

Day Classes - Continuous Entry - Teacher Assisted

Students may enrol after they have completed an intake meeting with one of our Guidance Counsellors.
 
Details:
  • Earn Grade 9/10 compulsory credits or refresh core subject skills.
  • This option is best for students who can work on their own but needs some teaching assistance.
  • Offered both part time/full time during the day.
  • Students can start the program anytime.
  • Attendance is not mandatory; however, students who attend regularly are more likely to complete a course in a timely basis.
  • Can accommodate students who work from home.
  • Opportunity to work with other students with similar experiences.
 
Courses Offered

Grade 9 / 10 PLAR (
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
Fast track through missing grade 9 and 10 compulsory credits by completing PLAR for mature student assessments. As part of this process, you are required to take one of the Grade 11/12 courses below.
 
Code Course Title
GLS4O General Learning Strategies, Grade 12, Open
GWL3O Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open
 
The following courses are also available for students whose primary focus for earning their OSSD.
 
Code Course Title
MEL3E Math for Work & Everyday Life, Grade 11
MEL4E Match for Work & Everyday Life, Grade 12
ENG3E English, Workplace Preparation, Grade 11
ENG4E English Workplace Preparation, Grade 12


2019/20 Course Schedule

September 10, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Teachers are available everyday for assistance

 

Evening Classes - Continuous Entry - Teacher Assisted/Online Correspondence Learning

These courses are offered online with the option of meeting with a teacher one night a week for support. Students are required to attend the first evening so that they can learn how to use the online system and ensure they understand how to work through the course successfully.
 
Details
  • These courses are ideal for students who work full-time or need specific courses to upgrade for College, or who want to complete their high school diploma but are unavailable to attend day classes.
  • This option is best for students who can work on their own but occasionally need teaching assistance.
  • All content is online and teacher assistance is available one evening per week.
  • Students can start the program anytime.
  • Courses are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings (see below for details).
 
Tuesday Evening Drop-in Assisted Online Correspondence Courses
 
Continuous entry
Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Details
  • Work at your own pace
  • Teacher support available
 
Code Course Title Prerequisites
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Open N/A
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College Prep ENG2P or PLAR
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College Prep ENG3C
BTA3O Information Technology, Grade 11, Open N/A
 
Thursday Evening Drop-in Assisted Online Correspondence Courses

Continuous entry
Thursdays, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Details
  • Work at your own pace
  • Teacher support available
 
Code Course Title Prerequisites
SBI3C Biology, Grade 11, College Prep SNC2P or PLAR
SCH4C Chemistry, Grade 12, College Prep SNC2P or PLAR
MBF3C Foundations for College Math, Grade 11, College Prep PLAR
MAP4C Foundations for College Math, Grade 11, College Prep MBF3C
OLC4O Ontario Secondary Literacy Course, Open N/A
 

 

Self-Study - Correspondence Courses

Continuous entry
For more information, please schedule a meeting with a Guidance Counsellor.
 
Details
  • Work at your own pace
  • Teacher support available
 
Courses Offered
 
Code Course Title
ENG3E English, Grade 11, Workplace Prep (workbook, online)
ENG4E English, Grade 12, Workplace Prep (workbook, online)
HIP4O Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open (online)
HRF3O World Religions, Grade 11, Open (workbook)
MDM4U Data Management, Grade 12, University Prep (workbook)
MEL3E Math for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Prep (workbook, online)
 
Will my life, work, college and/or university experiences count towards earning credits?
 
Yes! The Centre offers PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) for mature students, where a Guidance Counsellor will review your transcript, and discuss your goals to determine how many credits can be granted.
 
Are there classes available for someone who works?
 
Yes there are! The Centre strives to meet the needs of adults in our community with several instructional styles, including in-class during the day, evening, teacher assisted and online. Please see above for a full list of course options.
Adult paid Co-op available -- Ask a Guidance Counsellor for details.
 
I am an English Language Learner, how do I get started in credit?
 
Before beginning any credit classes, you will need to have a CLARS English Language Assessment or have earned English as a Second Language credits offered at a School Board. Adult ESL students must have reached a minimum CLB of 6 in Reading and Writing to be assessed and/or to join Credit programs. You must also receive a recommendation from your current ESL instructor. Credit courses have very high levels of reading and writing components and students entering with lower levels are not generally successful.