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PLAR  
(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.


Graduation Requirements

  • 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:

Campus Program Leader:
Address:
140 High Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 3C1
Phone:
905-623-6505
Fax:
905-623- 6508
Map and Directions:
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Campus Program Leader:
Address:
Unit #30, 700 D'Arcy St.
Cobourg, ON  K9A 5T3
Phone:
905-372-1697
Fax:
905-372-5492
Map and Directions:
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Campus Program Leader:
Address:
201 McDonnel St.
Peterborough, ON  K9H 2W1
Phone:
705-745-9833
Fax:
705-745-4886
Map and Directions:

























































Last Modified: Jun 14, 2013
 

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