Onsite at the Hanley Hall School of Alternative and Continuing Education, we are coordinated to do intake, assessments and referrals to programs to help meet the needs of the adult student. We offer Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature students.

PLAR (Prior Learning Assessments and Recognition) is an assessment where one can grant a student up to 26 credits based on prior learning and experience.  There are grade 9 and 10 assessments in which an adult learner can complete in order to earn up to 16 grade 9 and 10 credits with principal approval.  The grade 11 and 12 assessments are completed based on curriculum expectations, with principal approval in a particular course.  For example if the learner is currently raising children, one might look at a Parenting course in the Social Science and Humanities curriculum to see if the learner has met the overall expectations of that course.  If the expectations have been met, then a credit may be granted.  PLAR assessments can occur at any time during the year.

To be PLAR eligible, one must be:

  • – over the age of 18 by December 31st of that calendar year;
  • – working toward their OSSD
  • – out of school for at least one year

Contact us today to set up an appointment. 613-284-2613