Adult Education

how is it different ?

The diploma obtained in Adult Education is the same as the one obtained in the Youth Sector.

Adult education is available to students aged 16 years and older. Courses are taught and evaluated following a modular format. Courses are composed of multiple modules, and there is a single graded exam per module. Credits are earned incrementally as modules as successfully completed. All classes are semestered throughout the year, with a duration ranging from a few weeks to multiple months. Students can create a full or part-time schedule to suit their lifestyle, and classes are available throughout the day and evening. 

In adult education, you can:

LBPSB manages two Adult Education Centres:

To register, please contact one of our centres. You will need to bring in your most recent report card, birth certificate, and proof of residence. 

Distance Education

Adult students also have access to distance education, an independent learning model which is offered by two school boards in Quebec, DEAL with English Montreal School Board (EMSB) and Distance Education with Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB). 

Graduation Requirements

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:

Additional Notes

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.