Adult Education

High School for Adults

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

Mature Student High School Diploma

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.



25S 20F 30S

25S Career Development

25S Keyboarding

25S Essential Math I

25S Essential Math II

20F Science


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 Biology

40S English (Comp.)

40S Psychology

40S Family Studies

The courses below will be offered if there is enough interest.
20S Intro to Applied & Pre-Calculus Math

                    30S Biology
                    30S Chemistry
                    30S Physics

40S Applied Math


PLAR = Prior Learning Assessment Recognition – if you are interested, please ask a PLLC staff for more information.


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. 

Upgrading/Individual Credits

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.

Central Manitoba Literacy Program

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
•    Writing
•    Numeracy
•    Working with others
•    Thinking skills
•    Continuous learning
•    Computer use

On-site Daycare

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.