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COVID 19 UPDATE – Until further notice we will continue to deliver programs on-line with teacher support during the school day.  

We offer Adult Day School Programs that will help you upgrade a mark, obtain credits for College or University or to complete your High School Diploma.  These program are offered to Adult Learners, ages 18 and older who are not registered with a Secondary School. The Adult Day School program provides a structured and disciplined learning environment, using the Ontario Secondary School curriculum.  Adult Credit courses are offered during the day only. All credit courses are 110 hours of study as per Ministry of Education guidelines.

ADULT DAY SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

About the School Day

School Day: Adult Day School Courses are offered in 35 day sessions on a full or part time basis. Students take one course in the morning (8:30 am-11:45 pm) and/or afternoon (12:15-3:30 pm). Classes are teacher facilitated. Workplace, College and University (at Hill Park only) level courses are available.

Courses Offered by Location

Courses Offered: 

Hill Park ADS Courses 2020-2021
City LC ADS Courses 2020-21

For many students, after Assessment, just two to four sessions of Adult Day School (4 – 8 senior credits) will fulfill the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  Adults who require an additional credit to graduate, have the option to participate in our D2L Hybrid Night School Program.

Specialized Programs - Advantage - FastTrack

Advantage Program: Offers recent immigrants (English Language Learners) between the ages of 19-24 the opportunity to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

FASTtrack Program: Designed for adult learners, 18 to 21 years of age and out of school, interested in developing computer skills, upgrading their academic skills, and completing their secondary education.

FASTtrack provides the opportunity for students who’ve recently left High School with minimal credits to achieve a number of High School Credits through the Mature PLAR* process.  At the conclusion of the program, students will have a credit total of at least 17 and can have as many as 20 or more.  For many students, successful completion of FASTtrack will leave only a small number of credits to be achieved in order to fulfill the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

This program provides a structured learning environment.  Credit courses are offered during the day and operate in five (5) sessions of six (6) weeks.

Students complete one credit per session and spend the balance of the school day building the skills required to successfully complete their PLAR tests, receiving extra support on their course materials or completing a second credit using Independent Study course materials.

REGISTRATION, SESSION DATES and LOCATION INFORMATION: 

Do I Need an Assessment before I Register?

If you are working toward graduation and have fewer than 26 credits and have been out of regular Secondary School for more than 1 year, please connect first with the WELCOME CENTRE and schedule a credit assessment to determine which credits you’ll require to graduate and how equivalency credits can help you get there faster!  You can reach the Welcome Centre by calling 905-521-2554.

Session Dates

  • Session 1 – September 11 to October 29, 2020 – Fully On-Line – CLOSED TO ENROLLMENT – Session FULL
  • Session 2 – October 31 to December 17, 2020 – Now open for registration
  • Session 3 – January 8 to February 25, 2021
  • Session 4 – March 4 to April 29, 2021
  • Session 5 – May 7 to June 24, 2021

How To Register

STEP #1 – If you haven’t been assessed, book your CREDIT ASSESSMENT today to learn how equivalency credits can help you complete your diploma faster

STEP #2  –  Sign up for an Intake/Registration Meeting – at this time all of our registration meetings are being booked through “Hill Park” and are taking place on-line through Microsoft Teams.

Schedule Appointment – Adult Day School Intake (MS Teams Meeting)or email the Hill Park Learning Centre at ce@hwdsb.on.ca for assistance.

Students who are NEW to Continuing Education are also required to participate in a brief “Student Registration” meeting with Continuing Education Office staff before starting their course.    Book your Student Registration meeting now.

Please see our “Register with CE” page for student registration/documentation requirements.  Please also bring your transcript or allow us to request one for you!

Locations

Hill Park Learning Centre, 465 East 16th Street, Hamilton (on the Mountain near Mohawk Road and Upper Wentworth)
City Learning Centre, 110 King Street West, Suite 606 (in Jackson Square on the Plaza Level above the Food Court), Hamilton (downtown)

SEPTEMBER 2020 – At this time our Adult Day School programs are fully on-line.

Graduation

Due to COVID 19 our Graduation events for the 2019-2020 school year are on hold.  When we are able to gather again, we will reach out to our graduates to advise of our plans.  In the meantime, you can reach us at ce@hwdsb.on.ca to obtain your documents.

Updated on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
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