Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process whereby mature students may obtain secondary school credits for prior learning. Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that students have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school.
There are three PLAR processes to gain secondary school credits:
Grade 9 and 10 Equivalency Credits
The Grade 9/10 Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program for Mature Students is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process whereby adult students may obtain all 16 grade 9 and 10 equivalent secondary school credits, as well as the GLS 401 credit, in 6 weeks. The PLAR process is embedded into the GLS4O1 course which is held every 6 weeks throughout the school year.
Grade 11 and 12 Equivalency Credits
Earn credits based on an assessment of your credentials and other appropriate documentation from within and outside Ontario.
Grade 11 and 12 Challenge Credits
A challenge exam is a method of Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) designed to measure an individual's learning achievements against course learning outcomes.
Our program is taught by OCT qualified teachers and allows a student to earn all 16 grade 9 and 10 secondary school credits plus 1 GLS 401 credit (Advanced Learning Strategies) in 6 weeks.
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