As a certified Adult Learning Centre, we offer a structured classroom credit program for individuals who would like to obtain their Grade 12 Diploma or require specific courses to apply to a post-secondary institution.
In order to register for high school courses at the Centre, you will need to be out of school for 6 months or more and be at least 19 years old, or will reach the age of 19 before the completion of the courses in which you are enrolled. Before starting classes, you will complete an initial assessment to determine your current Math and English levels.
For more information or to book an intake appointment, please call our front desk at 204-857-6304 or email our Intake & Case Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mature Student High School Diploma is an eight credit diploma program. Four of the credits are at a 40 level (grade 12) with Math and English mandatory. The other four credits can be at the 10 to 40 level (grade 9 to 12).
There is potential to transfer credits from past academic years, depending on the course, the province in which it was completed, and the year in which they were completed.
Below is the list of individual credits for the program.
MATURE STUDENT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
25S Career Development
25S Print Communications
25S Essential Math I
25S Essential Math II
35S Desktop Publishing
45S Essential Math V
45S Essential Math VI
41G Community Service Credit
40G Credit for Employment (CFE)
40S First Nation, Inuit, Metis
40S Essential Math
40S Human Relations
40S World of Religions
40S English (Comp.)
40S World Human Geography
40S Family Studies
|* The courses below will be offered if there is enough interest.|
|20S Intro to Applied & Pre-Calculus Math
|| 30S Biology
40S Applied Math
PLAR = Prior Learning Assessment Recognition – if you are interested, please ask a PLLC staff for more information.
41G COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT
A student must volunteer 110 hours at any non-profit organization, local schools, or daycare. (Examples are Portage Friendship Centre, or Salvation Army). Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks may be required at specific places.
Individuals who have completed their Grade 12, but require certain courses in order to apply for post-secondary or require a higher mark in that course are able to register for those individual courses. Individuals are able to complete up to four courses after the completion of a Grade 12 diploma at the school fee cost.
For individuals that are employed full-time or do shift work, we have evening classes available on Tuesdays.
The Adult Literacy program is a self-paced program that assists individuals to improve in their numeracy, writing/reading and computer skills. Each topic is divided into three different stages.
Individuals who enroll in the program are working toward a variety of different personal goals. Some goals are to attend Red River College, gain more confidence in reading or to obtain better employment opportunities. Individuals whose goal is to obtain their Mature Grade 12 diploma are able to obtain 2 credits when they have completed the 3rd stage in the English program.
The focus of the program is based on the nine essential skills. The essentials skills are:
• Reading text
• Document use
• Oral Communication
• Working with others
• Thinking skills
• Continuous learning
• Computer use
The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre offers an on-site daycare for our students with children needing this service while attending classes at our Centre.