Types of Learners

There are many options to getting your grade 12 or equivalency. We’ve provided you with info on each of these options to help you decide which is best to help you achieve your goals.


Exploring Your Options For Grade 12

There are many options to getting your grade 12 or equivalency. This document has been prepared to help you decide which option is best to help you achieve your goals. It is focused on some of the opportunities available in Northern Ontario. Information has been taken from websites, phone calls and research but you should contact the organizations listed directly to confirm what they offer and for more information.

There are many questions you are going to want to ask yourself as you go through these options. Some of these are:

  • Do I want to leave my community to complete my education?
  • Can I learn online using a computer?
  • How much money do I have to invest in getting my grade 12?
  • What do I want to do with my Grade 12? Do I want to go to college or find a job?

Your GLA online mentor can help you with these questions and determining what the best option is for you. We also offer a number of courses to help you prepare for whatever you decide is the best path for you.

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. Contact the college directly for more information.

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ACE Distance

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 Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD).

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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.

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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

There are many ways to get credits towards your Grade 12 OSSD. There are many organizations that offer credit courses and credits for prior learning. If you are a mature student, you may be able to receive Maturity or Prior learning credits depending on when you first entered secondary school.

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