Gary Allan Learning Centres provide High School Credit courses through the Night School Program, offered throughout the Halton Region, available to current high school students and Adult Learners who are permanent residents of Ontario.
About Night School
Night School provides the opportunity to complete Secondary High School Credit courses in a variety of subjects areas. The program is open to both high school students and Adult Learners who wish to earn a credit towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Courses offered include those in English, Math, Co-op and International Languages.
Classes run on a semester basis, September to January, February to June, and take place twice a week, Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm.
Courses are open to all permanent residents of Ontario.
It is important to note that these are High School Credit Courses. We do not offer General Interest or Beginner Courses. All courses require successful completion of pre-requisites prior to enrollment. This includes students who are native speakers of a language which they wish to take as a Night School Credit.
All students will be required to complete all assignments, tests and exams on time and maintain regular attendance (max 3 absences total). Failure to do so will result in removal from the program and a failing mark on the students permanent educational record.
The Registration Process
Registration for September will open in Mid-August 2021
Select one of the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a current HDSB high school student. How do I register?
I’m a high school student in a different school board. How do I register?
Download and complete the registration form, then submit it to your home school’s Guidance/Student Services for verification.
A copy of your High School Transcripts must be attached to the registration form.
Email all completed forms and transcript to ConEd@hdsb.ca
I’m an adult. Is this course for me? If so, how do I register?
These are not General Interest courses. Courses are for learners working towards their high school diploma, completing prerequisites for Post-Secondary Education, or fulfilling employment requirements. You will be required to participate in all classes (3 absences total) and complete all tests, quizzes, and the final exam. Credits will be recorded onto your permanent Ontario Student Record. Adults will be in the same virtual classroom as high school students.
Can I register on site on the first day?
No. Registration closes February 11th at 12:00 p.m. Space is limited.
Does the course take place in a classroom?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes will be Virtual, using the Brightspace platform.
Why do I need to provide medical information if courses are online?
In the event that courses return to an in-class format, the HDSB requires that this documentation is on file so the learner does not have to re-submit the registration forms.
What are the dates and times of the course?
All courses run Monday and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. February 17th to June 14th
Are the Language Credit classes on Monday and Wednesdays as well?
Yes. Due to the Pandemic-related cancellation of Semester 1 and Full Year courses, all Language Credit courses will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This includes the German classes.
How do I get confirmation that my registration was approved?
Due to high numbers, we cannot confirm registration. Please contact your home school to ensure that you are registered. HDSB students can check their status in their Halton MyBlueprint account.
Can I take more than one course?
You only take one course through Night School per semester.
Is the course guaranteed to run?
Courses are conditional on enrollment. If we do not have enough students to run a class, we will try to combine classes. Cancellations will be posted on www.garyallan.ca on February 12th, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. We will not have access to class numbers until that date/time.
I can’t participate in the course every day. Is that okay?
Students may miss a maximum of 3 days. Further absences will result in removal from the program.
What if I need to drop out?
You must complete a Drop Form. The last day to drop out of the course without the mark showing up on your official record is May 3rd, 2021.
Can I start/finish the course early?
No, course schedules cannot be modified.
Can I contact the teacher prior to the course?
Teachers are not assigned to a specific class until the first morning of school because enrollment numbers change drastically up until that time. You may only contact a teacher at this time.
I have an IEP. What do I do with it?
You must email a copy of your IEP to your teacher on the first day.
Is there an exam?
All courses have a final evaluation. Your teacher will explain all grading criteria in class.
How do I get my final mark?
Report cards will be sent to your home school. If you are an adult, your final report will be mailed to your home address. Adult learners are responsible to ensure that a copy of their report is sent to the school that holds their educational records. This is typically the last school attended prior to Gary Allan Learning Centre.
How does my university/college get my marks?
If you are a Halton District School Board High School student, your mark will automatically be uploaded to OUAC/OCAS with your home school upload.
If you are from a school outside of the Halton District School Board, or an Adult Learner please complete a ‘Marks To University’ form.
How do I log into my course?
Students must log in to the link provided using an HDSB.ca email address and password. If you do not have one, one will be emailed to the email address you indicated at time of registration. You may have to sign out of any other email accounts prior to logging in with an HDSB.CA email account.
Night School Course Drop/Change
Night School courses must be dropped by the Full Disclosure date of Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Courses dropped after this date will result in a failing mark on the permanent school record.
Course changes can be made up until the end of the 2nd day of Night School, February 22nd.
To drop or change a Night School course please download and complete the following form