(Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
Adults (over the age of 18 and not on a day school role for a year or more) may be eligible for an assessment which may align credits for learning completed outside of school.
- 30 credits (based on current O.S.S.D. requirements)
- Literacy Test or Ontario Literacy Course
- 40 hours community service
Who is PLAR eligible?
- Students over 18, who have been off of a day-school register for 10 consecutive months, are PLAR eligible.
How does PLAR work?
- Learners can obtain credit by following two processes: 1) Junior PLAR and / or 2) Senior PLAR.
- 26 credits can be earned through PLAR; however, learners must take the final 4 senior credits to obtain their O.S.S.D.
What is Junior PLAR and how does it work?
- Student who require grade 9 and 10 credits can write a series of assessments and, if successful, can earn a maximum of 16 credits.
- There are 4 assessments that a student can write: English, math, science, geography/history. Students may not be required to write all 4 assessments but can earn up to 4 credits for each assessment written.
- There are resources available at CIS to aid a student in preparing for the PLAR assessments should learners require this support. Literacy support is also available through CIS if students are not credit/PLAR ready.
- Credits granted through this process are authorized by the Principal.
What is Senior PLAR and how does it work?
- Once a student has completed Junior PLAR, they can earn up to 10 more credits through the Senior PLAR process.
- Learners must complete an application that will assess prior learning - learning that has occurred outside of the classroom.
For further information or to book an assessment contact: