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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 and have achieved at least 16 credits.

The Adult Day School program provides a structured and disciplined learning environment, using the OSS curriculum.  Adult Credit courses are offered during the day only. All credit courses are 110 hours of study as per Ministry of Education guidelines.

If you are working toward graduation and have fewer than 26 credits now, 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.   

We offer Adult Day School Programs at:

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)

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.

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.

Adult Day School 2019-2020 Session Dates:

  • Session 1 – September 6, 2019 to October 24, 2019
  • Session 2 – November 1, 2019 to December 19, 2019
  • Session 3 – January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
  • Session 4 – March 4, 2020 to April 30, 2020
  • Session 5 – May 7, 2020 to June 25, 2020


Hill Park Learning Centre – Adult Day School Courses 2019-20

City Learning Centre – Adult Day School Courses 2019-20

The Registration Process

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  –  INTAKE MEETING – Students sign up for their Intake Meeting (where you choose your courses and formally register for the program)  by calling the Hill Park Learning Centre at 905-561-2190.

Please see our “Register with CE” page for student registration/documentation requirements.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE INTAKE MEETING – All students are required to provide proof of their status in Canada (ex. Birth Certificate, Permanent Resident card) and Photo ID, a Credit Assessment report or their High School transcript.


We host one graduation per year in the Fall.  If you are a grad between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019, please e-mail us so we can send you details about our graduation events in the fall of 2019.  You can reach us at ce@hwdsb.on.ca

Updated on Monday, October 21, 2019.
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