Grade 12 OSSD Resources

Exploring Your Options for Grade 12

Deciding to finish high school can open many doors for you. Online learning can help you develop skills and prepare for courses in support of your educational journey!

Register with Good Learning Anywhere for free educational services to help you earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalency.

• Support and guidance from your personal Online Mentor
• Courses to prepare you for school (taking a test, GED preparation, essay writing and more)

Our free online courses are designed to prepare adult students for their next steps. They are not courses for high school or college credits. To access mature learning courses that count towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or to take a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) exam, contact one of the following organizations:

Wahsa Distance Education Centre - Online, radio, and teleconferencing high school courses

Provides secondary school education services to First Nations Students via radio, internet and teleconferencing.

Online Options:

Yes

Cost:

Phone for more information.

Areas Served:

Kenora District ; 24 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout District including Bearskin Lake, Big Trout Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Kasabonika Lake, Keewaywin, Kingfisher Lake, Koocheching, Lac Seul, Mishkeegogamang, McDowell Lake, Muskrat Dam, New Slate Falls, North Caribou Lake, North Spirit Lake, Ojibway Nation of Saugeen, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Wapakeka, Wawakapewin, Wunnumin Lake

Contact Information:

(800) 667-3703
http://www.nnec.on.ca/index.php/wahsa-distance-education/

Seven Generations Educations Institute - On-site high school courses at satellite locations with online options

A secondary School based on independent studies that offer credited courses from grades 9 – 12. There are satellite locations in various First Nations Communities.

Online Options:

Yes

Cost:

$60 per credit

Areas Served:

The focus is for members of First Nations communities in Treaty #3 area but services are available to everyone.

Contact Information:

(800) 668-6279
http://www.7generations.org/

ILC - Online high school courses and PLAR assessments

The requirements are different depending on when you first entered high school. Their website explains the process and can be found by clicking here.

Online Options:

Yes

Cost:

$60 – $125 per credit (plus shipping)

Areas Served:

Ontario

Contact Information:

(800) 387-5512
https://www.ilc.org/en-ca/home

Lakehead Adult Education Centre (based in Northern Ontario) - Online, co-operative, and distance high school courses

Offers credit correspondence courses to First Nations Communities throughout Northern Ontario. Maturity and PLAR Assessments are available.

Online Options:

Yes

Cost:

$30 Student Fee
$30 Book Fee + $50 per test which is refundable

Areas Served:

Northern Ontario
Onsite tutors at Shoal Lake 39 and Sandy Lake First Nation

Contact Information:

(877) 625-5145
https://www.lakeheadschools.ca/adult-education/

Quinte Adult Education (based in Southern Ontario) - Online, distance, and on-site high school courses

Located in southern Ontario – they do offer the Maturity, PLAR assessment and distance credit courses to adults across Ontario. Office hours are Mon & Thu 10 am – 5 pm EST Tue & Wed 10 am – 6:30 pm EST. Email (adult.education@hpedsb.on.ca) or call for more information.

Online Options:

Yes

Cost:

$30 per credit

Areas Served:

Ontario

Contact Information:

(613) 962-3133
Quinte Adult Education Website

Along with achieving your Ontario Secondary School Diploma, there are multiple Grade 12 equivalency programs available in Ontario that Good Learning Anywhere can help you access.

Mature Student Assessment

For entrance into some college programs, a Mature Student Assessment can be written. You do not need to have a high school diploma or GED to write this.

Next steps: Contact the college directly for more information. Good Learning Anywhere offers online courses to help you prepare for the assessment.

ACE Certification

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate is accepted as OSSD (Grade 12) equivalent by Ontario’s community colleges and the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities (MTCU).

Next steps: Visit the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) website or email acronin@cscau.com. Classes are available online for a fee or free of charge at all 24 colleges in Ontario.

GED

The GED is for adults who do not have their Grade 12 diploma. People who take and pass the test earn an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

The GED test is a set of five tests: Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science.

Next Steps: Contact an online mentor to find out which online courses can best help you prepare for your GED. When you are ready, you can register online to take the GED at a location near you. For more information, visit the GED website.