Prior Learning Assessment

WHAT IS PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION (PLAR)?

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a formal evaluation and accreditation process. Students may obtain credits towards the secondary school diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of secondary school. This prior learning is assessed and evaluated to determine whether the student has met the provincial course expectations. The student may “challenge” a specific course for credit or may obtain credits through the “equivalency” process if they have credentials from schools outside Ontario.

HOW MANY COURSES MAY I CHALLENGE FOR CREDIT?

Students may earn no more than four credits in Grades 10, 11 and 12 through the challenge process, including a maximum of two credits in any one discipline. Information brochures are available upon request from Student Services.

ALTERNATE WAYS TO EARN CREDITS

  • Night School
  • Summer School
  • Online Learning These programs may be available with the approval of the principal in extenuating circumstances. Many of these opportunities are also provided through the Adult and Continuing Education Learning Centres.
  • External Music Credits – more information is available through Guidance