Learn While You Earn – Specialized Co-op (GLN4OE/CO-OP)Did 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?
If so, 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.
EquivalencySome non-post secondary courses that adult students have taken may qualify as equivalent credits. For example: apprenticeship training, some military courses, community college upgrading.
ApprenticeshipDo you have an opportunity to start and Apprenticeship program but you require a Grade 12 diploma? Mature students can start and apprenticeship while finishing their Grade 12. A blend of correspondence online courses and workplace hours can all count toward credits and your apprenticeship while you go to work. All Apprenticeship placements are subject to approval and must be found by the adult learner.
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 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)
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Mature CreditsThe Ministry of Education permits the granting of a maximum of 12 mature credits to adults returning to school. These credits only apply to adult students who start high school, in the Province of Ontario, before September 1999.
Contact information and to register for a course
Belleville Centre – William R Kirk Building
224 Palmer Road
Belleville, ON K8P 4E1
September to June
Monday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.