Adult Education Graduation Requirements
While the graduation requirements of the Adult Education sector are very similar to those of the Youth sector, Adult Education offers more flexibility in terms of mandatory classes. The 54 credits required to graduate in the Adult Sector must include:
12 credits in language of instruction
8 credits in second language
4 Secondary IV or V credits in Social Sciences
8 Secondary IV or V credits in MST, at least 4 of which are in Mathematics
Mathematics 4 CST – 4 credits total
Science & Technology – 4 credits total
Other courses can count; make sure you check with your advisor when registering
20 Secondary V credits (including the 10 credits obtained in languages)
Credits obtained in adult education are added to those obtained in the youth sector. In order to graduate with a High School Diploma from the adult education sector, a student must have completed, in an Adult Education Centre, at least one credit of Secondary IV or V. Any credits attributed for a particular course or module cannot be awarded more than once. Retaking a course or module can be done to improve a mark, but not to increase total credit count.
Special Mention for Vocational Training
The holder of a Diploma of Vocational Training Studies (DVS) or an Attestation of Vocational Training Specialization (AVS) that has completed all credits of Secondary IV language of instruction, second language, and mathematics, is considered to have obtained the 4 credits of the “Social Sciences” domain and the 8 credits of the “Mathematics, Science and Technology” domain. For students meeting the above condition, the completion of both Secondary V language of instruction, and Secondary V second language, would lead to the completion of a High School Diploma. In order to trigger a High School Diploma under this condition, students must obtain at least one credit obtained in adult education.