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.
Phone for more information.
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
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.
$60 per credit
The focus is for members of First Nations communities in Treaty #3 area but services are available to everyone.
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.
$60 – $125 per credit (plus shipping)
Lakehead Adult Education Centre (based in Northwestern Ontario)
- offers programming for students looking to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or courses towards their post-secondary goals
- offers a variety of credit programming options (including English as a Second Language and co-operative education) across Ontario via partnerships with Contact North, Sandy Lake, Shoal Lake 39
- credit programming includes both e-learning (self-study) and hybrid (virtual) programming for students located outside of Thunder Bay
- maturity and PLAR assessment offered to all students who meet the criteria
Phone: (877) 625-5145
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 (email@example.com) or call for more information.
$30 per credit
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.
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).
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.