Adult High School Credit Information

Registrations are open for all programs Including Summer School 2024
If you would like to register for a course, see below our electronic Course Registration Form.  Or you could email us at [email protected] or call 519-675-4436 and leave a message.  Someone will get back to you.  Your future begins immediately. 

Adult Credit program leading to your High School Diploma (OSSD)

Our courses offer a focus in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences, with a variety of instructional styles, including blended learning, teacher assisted, self-study and more. Please see below for more information about registration and course options.
Important Dates for the 2023/2024 School Year

Adult High School Credit Modules


Module A

September 11 – November 13

Module B

November 14 – January 29

Module C

January 30 – April 12

Module D

April 15 – June 14




Open Learning Environment

September 5 – June 27

Co-op Courses

September 11 – June 27

Correspondence Courses

September 5 – July 25

How to Register for Adult Credit at St. Patrick Adult & Continuing Education
We provide expertise in planning to help you earn your High School Diploma, develop new skills for the workplace and prepare for post-secondary pathways that require high school credits. 
NEW: The registration form is now available online in a user-friendly and streamlined format. 
Step 1: Create your Online Enrollment Account
  • If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Click on "Create Account" to get started.
  • If you have an account, enter your email address and password to login and begin a new registration form submission.
  • Can't remember the password for your account? Click on "Forgot Password?" and follow the steps to access your account.
Step 2: Complete the Online Registration Form and Submit supporting documents
Prepare the following documents to accompany your online registration submission. All documents must be originals and in English (or certified translation).
  • Upload a copy of your Birth Certificate or Passport directly to the form. Note: driver's license, health card, phone/retail bill are not accepted.
  • Upload a copy of your proof of immigration status for non-Canadian born students directly to the form. 
  • Additional Citizenship or other supporting documents, if applicable
  • Upload a copy of your transcript/credit summary sheet from previous school.
  • Please complete all required areas on the registration form. If there is any missing information, the form will prompt you to complete these before you can submit your form.
  • Under Verification , be sure to either choose New Student as new to the Board (Catholic School Board), or Transfer Student as Past you attended the Catholic Board before.
  • Under Program Selection, be sure to select Adult Education before proceeding to complete the rest of your registration information on the form.
  • When adding your Contacts, these are the people who the school will contact in the event of an emergency, you can add up to three Contacts.
  • After submitting, ENSURE TO CLICK SAVE AND SIGN OUT.
After your registration form is received, you will be contacted by our Guidance Team. 
Tracey deRond  
Lauren Haines-Long  
Please have an original transcript from your previous school(s) ready, we can support you if you are having trouble getting a copy.
A $50.00 refundable textbook deposit payable via SchoolCash Online or an education referral and book deposit letter from Ontario Works will also be needed.
If you require assistance, contact the school at 519-675-4436 or [email protected] and someone will get back to you.


Summer School 2024 Course Option:

Please visit the Summer School tab at the top of this page for course selection.

Dual Credit

St. Patrick is partnering again with Fanshawe College to offer Adult Dual Credits in the 2023-24 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to earn both a high school credit as well as a College credit. 


If you are registered at St. Patrick's, over 21 years of age, and within your last 4 credits to graduate, you are eligible for the Adult Dual Credit. 


Adult Dual Credits


Basic Food Preparation



If you would like more details, please contact your St. Patrick Guidance counsellors:


Tracey deRond - [email protected]

Lauren Haines-Long - [email protected]


Credits While You Work Program 
The Credits While You Work Co-op Program lets adults who are employed and cannot attend day school, the chance to gain high school credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) while being paid for work.

How the program works
  • For every 110 hours on the job you gain one credit
  • Credits are earned by meeting the requirements/expectations of the job 
  • Interested candidates must be at least 18 years of age, not in highschool, enrolled in St. Patrick, and already employed in a paid position for at least three weeks. 
  • Candidates who are accepted in the program must meet with the co-operative education teacher at least once (can be physical meeting, virtual meeting, or some other form of communication). 
  • Candidates must have two forms signed by multiple parties to start the program (if eligible): The Work Education Agreement Form and the Employer Agreement Form. 
  • Students will be given a welcome/introductory package that includes things such as an hour tracking sheet, reflection forms, etc., to help them in completing these credits.   
  • As soon as these forms are signed, hours of paid work can start to count toward credit(s)
  • In the Credits While You Work program, students must complete and submit some assignments for learning/grading purposes.

Teacher Led Learning - In-Person

  • This option is best for students who like to be with a teacher, Monday to Friday.
  • Specific start dates: September 11, November 14, January 30, April 15
  • Offered both part time/full time during the day
  • Regular attendance is strongly encouraged.
  • Lessons are posted online, in order for you to keep up with the work while at home. You can also shift to fully online correspondence class if something happens that requires you to miss too many classes.
Courses Offered will be decided upon enrolment numbers 

Code Course Title
English, Grade 11, College Prep
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College Prep
MBF3C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Prep
MAP4C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Prep
Ontario Secondary School, Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
English, Presentation & Speaking Skills

Teacher Assisted Guidance Courses

Students may enroll after they have completed an intake meeting with one of our Guidance Counsellors.
  • Best for student needing Grade 9/10 compulsory credits or refreshing their core subject skills.
  • This option is best for students who can work on their own but need some teaching assistance.
  • Offered both part time/full time during the day (1 or 2 credits).
  • Students can start the program anytime.
  • Attendance is not mandatory; however, students who participate regularly are more likely to complete a course in a timely basis.
  • Can accommodate students who work from home.
Courses Offered

Grade 9 / 10 PLAR (
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
Fast track through missing grade 9 and 10 compulsory credits by completing PLAR for mature student assessments. As part of this process, you are required to take one of the Grade 11/12 courses below (Workplace Level).
Code Course Title
GLS4O General Learning Strategies, Grade 12, Open
GWL3O Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open
The following courses are also available for students whose primary focus is to earn their OSSD.
Code Course Title
MEL3E Math for Work & Everyday Life, Grade 11
MEL4E Math for Work & Everyday Life, Grade 12
ENG3E English, Workplace Preparation, Grade 11
ENG4E English Workplace Preparation, Grade 12


Continuous Entry - Teacher Assisted/Online Correspondence Learning

These courses are offered online with the option of meeting with a teacher one evening a week for support. 
  • These courses are ideal for students who work full-time or need specific courses to upgrade for College, or who want to complete their high school diploma at their own pace.
  • This option is best for students who can work on their own but occasionally need teaching assistance.
  • All content is online and teacher assistance is available one evening per week.
  • Students can start the program anytime.
Tuesday Evening Virtually Assisted Online Correspondence Courses
Continuous entry
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Work at your own pace
  • Teacher support available
Code Course Title Prerequisites
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Open N/A
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College Prep ENG2P or PLAR
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College Prep ENG3C
  • Work at your own pace
  • Teacher support available
Code Course Title Prerequisites
SBI3C Biology, Grade 11, College Prep SNC2P or PLAR
SCH4C Chemistry, Grade 12, College Prep SNC2P or PLAR
MBF3C Foundations for College Math, Grade 11, College Prep PLAR
MAP4C Foundations for College Math, Grade 11, College Prep MBF3C
OLC4O Ontario Secondary Literacy Course, Open N/A

Self-Study - Online Correspondence Courses

Continuous entry
For more information, please schedule a meeting with a Guidance Counsellor.
  • Work at your own pace
  • Teacher support available
Courses Offered
Code Course Title
Travel & Tourism, Grade 11, Open
ENG3E English, Grade 11, Workplace Prep 
ENG4E English, Grade 12, Workplace Prep 
HIP4O Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open 
MEL3E Math for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Prep
MEL4E Math for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Prep
PPZ3C Health for Life, College Prep
 Will my life, work, college and/or university experiences count towards earning credits?
Yes! The School offers PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) for mature students, where a Guidance Counsellor will review your transcript, and discuss your goals to determine how many credits can be granted.
Are there classes available for someone who works?
Yes there are! St. Patrick Adult & Continuing Education strives to meet the needs of adults in our community with several instructional styles, teacher assisted online. Please see above for a full list of course options.
Adult paid Co-op available -- Ask a Guidance Counsellor for details.
I am an English Language Learner, how do I get started in credit?
Before beginning any credit classes, you will need to have a CLARS English Language Assessment or have earned English as a Second Language credits offered at a School Board. Adult ESL students must have reached a minimum CLB of 7 in all 4 skills or take the bridge to Credit program. Credit courses have very high levels of reading and writing components and students entering with lower levels are not generally successful.
Will my courses be affected should the school close due to COVID19?
All courses are delivered through the D2L Learning platform therefore should there be a need to pivot to on-line learning, your learning can continue.