I am 21 years of age or older

So, you’ve told us you’re 21 years of age or older right now. The next thing we need to know is how many credits have you already earned.

You’ve shared with us that you are 21 years of age or older, have fewer than 26 Secondary School credits and have been out of school for less than a year. 

What programs are available to you?

Adult eCredit Courses (AEC) Online courses for students who learn at their own pace and require minimal teacher support. E-Credits can be accessed at any time without restrictions and with continuous entry into any course.

Adult Class Credit Courses (ACC) – Courses are offered in a classroom setting with direct teacher instruction. Courses are organized into 5 blocks over the school year so that students can earn a credit in 6 weeks.  Classes will be available every day during the week in either the morning or the afternoon.

Night School – provides the opportunity to complete Secondary High School Credit courses in a variety of subjects areas throughout the school year. The program is open to both high school students and adults who wish to earn a credit towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Summer School – provides students the opportunity to complete additional high school credits during the month of July.  Courses are offered for students currently in grades 9 to 12 or for Adult Learners who are working towards their High School Diploma. 

Co-operative education – offered through our ACC Program.  Co-operative education allows students to participate in valuable learning experiences that help prepare them for the next stage of their lives, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university or the workplace. Registered students who are working in either a paid or volunteer position are eligible to participate in this program.

Adult Dual Credit – College level program for students who wish to complete their OSSD and make a successful transition to college and/or apprenticeship program.  The college course will count towards both their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a post secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship course.

 

What should you do next?

 See  Night School or Summer School  for registration information. For all other courses, download the Adult Education registration form to select desired course(s) and program, then submit directly to ConEd@hdsb.ca. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to a counselor to learn more about each program and determine your educational pathway, please book an appointment here or contact the site that is most accessible for you.

You’ve shared with us that you are 21 years of age or older, have fewer than 26 Secondary School credits and have been out of school for more than a year. 

What programs are available to you?

mPLAR – Maturity Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition provides a quicker way for adults to earn credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Mature Students may earn up to 16 junior (grades 9 and 10) credits and/or 10 senior (grades 11 and 12) credits through an assessment of transcripts and/or the completion of assessments. Students must always complete their last 4 credits to graduate. Once you are done the mPLAR process you can get started on other programs offered to adult learners at Gary Allan.

What should you do next?

Connect with a school counselor to determine the appropriate next steps. Please book an appointment here or contact the site that is most accessible for you.


You’ve shared with us that you are 21 years of age or older, have 27 or more Secondary School credits and have been out of school for less than a year. 

What programs are available to you?

Adult eCredit Courses (AEC)Online courses for students who learn at their own pace and require minimal teacher support. E-Credits can be accessed at any time without restrictions and with continuous entry into any course.

Adult Class Credit Courses (ACC)– Courses are offered in a classroom setting with direct teacher instruction. Courses are organized into 5 blocks over the school year so that students can earn a credit in 6 weeks.  Classes will be available every day during the week in either the morning or the afternoon.

Night School – provides the opportunity to complete Secondary High School Credit courses in a variety of subjects areas throughout the school year. The program is open to both high school students and adults who wish to earn a credit towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Summer School – provides students the opportunity to complete additional high school credits during the month of July.  Courses are offered for students currently in grades 9 to 12 or for Adult Learners who are working towards their High School Diploma. 

Co-operative education – offered through our ACC Program.  Co-operative education allows students to participate in valuable learning experiences that help prepare them for the next stage of their lives, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university or the workplace. Registered students who are working in either a paid or volunteer position are eligible to participate in this program.

Adult Dual Credit – College level program for students who wish to complete their OSSD and make a successful transition to college and/or apprenticeship program.  The college course will count towards both their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a post secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship course.

 

What should you do next?

See  Night School or Summer School  for registration information. For all other courses, download the Adult Education registration form to select desired course(s) and program, then submit directly to ConEd@hdsb.ca. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to a counselor to learn more about each program and determine your educational pathway, please book an appointment here or contact the site that is most accessible for you.