Welcome to Gary Allan High School
Gary Allan High School (GAHS) is a place of opportunity and experiential learning as students work towards achieving their educational goals. We are a school that oversees a wide range of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education programs and courses, within the Halton District School Board. Each year, such learning opportunities serve over 13,000 students, between the ages of 4 – 90+ years old, across Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and Acton.
Our free Adult Education programs serve students who are over the age of 18 years old, allowing them various methods of working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or return to upgrade and/or take courses to assist in switching career paths. Course options include The Bridges to Success (BTS) program–online courses tailored to 18 to 21 year olds, Adult Class Credit Courses — teacher-directed courses in an in-class environment for students who are 21 years of age and older, and Adult eCredit courses — fully online courses for students who are 21 years of age and older.
Whatever the reason for attending GAHS as an Adult Learner, our students will have the opportunity to attend one of our Adult Learning Commons in Burlington, Oakville, Milton or Georgetown to work 1:1 with a qualified teacher, or to work fully online. Adult Cooperative Education opportunities are also available.
We also have classes for teens! S.T.E.P. stands for Secondary Teen Education Program where students enrolled in our Alternative Education classes will be experiencing, engaging and expanding their learning within smaller, well supported classroom environments. We deliver S.T.E.P classes at our four campus locations, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown. At the Burlington campus only, the T.R.E.X (Trades Exploration Program) class is offered for those students interested in the carpentry and woodworking trades. GAHS Alternative Education also offers Cooperative Education opportunities for real-life work experience, as students work towards completing their OSSD.
Finally, GAHS delivers a number of Continuing Education programs and courses that run all year long. The following is a list of current offerings:
- IILE – International & Indigenous Languages Elementary (JK-8)
- International Language Secondary Credit Courses (night school)
- Night School – Semester 1 & Semester 2 (varied courses based on demand)
- Robotics Night School
- Summer School – Elementary Programs, Secondary Credits: In-class and On-Line
- Literacy/Numeracy Programs year round … including Heads Up! High School orientation in August at selective high schools
Together, we will do whatever it takes to inspire, empower and support a student’s journey to success.