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PLAR - The Fast Track to Graduation

diplomaPrior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process through which mature students may obtain credits for prior learning - the knowledge and skills that adults have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school.

Through PLAR, it may be possible for an adult student to earn credits towards an OSSD faster than you think! The PLAR process for mature students involves three procedures:

  • “individual assessment/equivalency” (Gr. 9 /10)  
  • “equivalency” (GR. 11/12)  
  • “challenge” (GR. 11/12) 

Step 1 

Book an appointment with a PLAR assessor by calling 613 962 3133 or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step 2 

Come in for your appointment with the following documents: 

  1. Official high school transcript (contact your former school if you don't have it) 
  2. Photo ID 
  3. Proof of Ontario residency 
  4. Immigration Documentation (for landed immigrants or newcomers) 

For further information, please contact us. OR click here

Specialized Co-op

coop 1Did you leave high school just before earning all the credits you needed for graduation?

Would you like to try a new way to earn the credits you are missing?

Co-operative Education allows you, to earn credits and gain practical workplace experience as you work toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students earn co-operative education credits by integrating classroom theory with planned learning experiences in the community.

Specialized Co-op is a new program available to students who have left school prior to fulfilling their graduation requirements. You will have found employment or a volunteer position. You will keep your job while working on an online or correspondence course and earning two co-op credits for a total of three credits.

2019 Graduation Ceremony

Adult Eduction GraduatoinJune 20, 2019

Tonight we celebrate the 112 Graduates of Quinte Adult Education!

This is a night to take pride in triumph over adversity and the relentless pursuit of a worthwhile goal.

Good Luck to all of our graduates in your future endeavours.

Contact Us!

Belleville: (613) 962 - 3133

Madoc:  (613) 962 - 3133

Trenton: 613-394-3740

adult.education@hpedsb.on.ca