High School Diploma Programming
The CEL is the Adult and Continuing Education  branch of the Avon Maitland District School Board and operates with the BSID # 993263

Secondary Courses

You have the freedom to work at your own pace...on your own time.
You can earn an education that fits your life!

The Centres for Employment & Learning offer a wide variety of Independent Study courses which may be applied towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Currently we offer more than 75 courses in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the new curriculum.

Independent Study Courses allow students to work at their own pace. Students are able to decide when and where to study, and have added flexibility of starting and finishing a course at any time of year.

Each year, hundreds of adults in Huron and Perth Counties are working on secondary school credits through our Centres. For many it is the realization of a lifetime goal; for others a necessary step towards success in the workforce.

The Centre for Employment & Learning credit courses require dedication, hard work and a nominal student fee. The rewards are priceless!

Can I take Independent Study Courses?

These courses are available to you if:

  • You are 18 years or older and have been out of school for one year
  • You are 16-18 years of age and have written approval from the Principal of your current school

Some Of The Courses Offered

  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Canadian and World Studies
  • Science
  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education

To view a detailed list please click here.

How do I get started?

Before you begin you need to contact your closest Centre for Employment & Learning to book an assessment.

Centres for Employment & Learning

You need to have an assessment to determine the steps and courses you are required to take to achieve your Ontario Secondary School Diploma. You should gather all your records and transcripts of your education whether taken in Ontario or another province or country to take to your assessment. If you were enrolled in an Ontario Secondary school before September 1999, you are eligible to receive maturity credits to recognize life and work experiences up to a maximum of 12 credits. These credits are granted after the student has completed all other required credits as arranged by the assessment.

All students must earn a minimum of four (4) senior (grade 11 or 12) credits including Grade 12 English.

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