PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
What is PLAR?
- Individual Assessment/Equivalency (Grades 9/10)
- Equivalency (Grades 11/12)
- Challenge (Grades 11/12)
Who is eligible for PLAR?
If the student entered an Ontario Secondary School in September 1999 or later, under new curriculum and diploma guidelines, or if the student is from out-of-province and was not registered in on Ontario secondary school by February 2004, when the student returns to school as a mature student, he/she will be evaluated under the PLAR process. Students who are following the PLAR process must earn a minimum of four (4) senior (Grade 11 or 12) credits including:
- Grade 11 English
- Grade 12 English
- A senior math or approved substitute
- Senior science/technology/or approved substitute
The Ontario Literacy Requirement and Community Hours requirement apply to mature students under PLAR.