Adult Day School

(Updated July 15, 2024)

Welcome to TVDSB's Adult & Continuing Education

 If you have any questions after reviewing the information below, please email:  AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

Please consider subscribing to our webpage for notification of the opening of registration for 2024-25 Term 1 registration on August 28th.

For course selection advice, brief telephone appointments can be requested on August 19th (for the week of September 3rd) when we post the link to the appointment request form here.


New for Term 1 - Green Industries
This new hybrid in-school/online course covers topics such as forestry, landscaping, horticulture, agriculture, and floristry. 
Other new courses have been added to the 2024-25 school year (please see below).

 growing a seedling

2024-25 Courses (UPDATED - new courses added)

Term 1 September 23 - November 20 (registration August 28th - September 15th) - late registrations cannot be accepted

You may take up to two credits per term, either two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course.

 You can search the first five characters of the course code in the linked Ministry of Education document for more information about each course.  Within the document, press Ctrl F2 to search.

Link to Ministry of Education Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

Please note:  In adult and continuing education, senior U and M courses assume completion of grade 9 and 10 English (and often other core subjects) even when "no prerequisite" is stated in the Ministry catalogue linked above. 

*Course codes with an asterisk are new to our offering or returning after not being offered for several years

Course ONLINE
*ASM3O Media Arts, Grade 11, Open
BOH4M Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College
CGG3O Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open 
*CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College
ENG2D English, Grade 10
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College
ENG3E English, Grade 11, Workplace
ENG3U English, Grade 11, University 
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College 
ENG4E English, Grade 12, Workplace 
ENG4U English, Grade 12, University 
*EWC4U The Writer's Craft, Grade 12 University
GLS4O Adv Learning Strat: Skills for Success After Secondary School, Grade 12, Open
HHG4M Human Development Throughout the Lifespan, Grade 12, University/College
HSP3C Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, College 
HSP3U Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University
MCF3M Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College 
MCR3U Functions, Grade 11, University 
MEL3E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace 
MEL4E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace 
MPM2D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
SBI3U Biology, Grade 11, University 
*SNC4M Science, Grade 12, University/College
   
  ONLINE FULL DAY
DCO3O Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open
   
  IN-SCHOOL MORNINGS
Wheable Education Centre, London   9:00 am - 11:45 am
*LYACU Arabic, Grade 11
MTH1W Mathematics, Grade 9
SBI4U Biology, Grade 12, University 
TTA3C Transportation Technology: Auto Service, Grade 11, College 
TTA4C Transportation Technology: Auto Service, Grade 12, College 
TXJ3E Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 11, 
TXJ4E Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 12
   
  IN-SCHOOL AFTERNOONS
Wheable Education Centre, London  12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
*ESLDO ESL Level 4
*ESLEO ESL Level 5
HFL4E Food and Healthy Living, Grade 12, Workplace 
SNC2D Science, Grade 10
SCH3U Chemistry, Grade 11, University 
TCJ3C Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College 
TCJ4C Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 12, College 
THJ3E Green Industries, Grade 11,
THJ4E Green Industries, Grade 12,
 Term 2:  November 25th - January 31st, 2025

You may take up to two credits per term, either two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course.

 You can search the first five characters of the course code in the linked Ministry of Education document for more information about each course.  Within the document, press Ctrl F2 to search.

Link to Ministry of Education Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

Please note:  In adult and continuing education, senior U and M courses assume completion of grade 9 and 10 English (and often other core subjects) even when "no prerequisite" is stated in the Ministry catalogue linked above. 

*Course codes with an asterisk are new to our offering or returning after not being offered for several years

COURSE ONLINE
BMI3C Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College
CHW3M World History to the End of the 15th Century, Grade 11, University/College
CHY3U World History since the 15th Century, Grade 12, University
EMS3O Media Studies, Grade 11, Open
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College Preparation
ENG3U English, Grade 11, University 
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College 
ENG4U English, Grade 12, University 
GWL3O Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open
HSB4U Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University 
HSG3M Gender Studies, Grade 11, University/College
MBF3C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College 
MHF4U Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University 
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
PPZ3C Health for Life, Grade 11, College
SCH3U Chemistry, Grade 11, University 
SCH4U Chemistry, Grade 12, University
SNC2D Science, Grade 10, Academic
SPH3U Physics, Grade 11, University 
SVN3E Environmental Science, Grade 11, Workplace 
HIP4O Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open
SPH4C Physics, Grade 12, College
   
  IN-SCHOOL MORNINGS
Wheable Education Centre, London   9:00 am - 11:45 am
MPM2D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
MCF3M Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College
TTJ3O Transportation Technology: Vehicle Ownership, Grade 11, Open 
TTJ4E Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 12, 
TXJ3E Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace
TXJ4E Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace
   
  IN-SCHOOL AFTERNOONS
Wheable Education Centre, London  12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
ENG2D English, Grade 10, Academic
MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College
SBI3C Biology, Grade 11, College 
SBI3U Biology, Grade 11, University 
TCJ3E Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace 
TCJ4E Construction Technology, Grade 12, Workplace 
*THH3E Green Industries: Horticulture, Grade 11, Workplace
*THH4E Green Industries: Horticulture, Grade 12, Workplace
 Term 3: February 10th - April 15th 

You may take up to two credits per term, either two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course.

 You can search the first five characters of the course code in the linked Ministry of Education document for more information about each course.  Within the document, press Ctrl F2 to search.

Link to Ministry of Education Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

Please note:  In adult and continuing education, senior U and M courses assume completion of grade 9 and 10 English (and often other core subjects) even when "no prerequisite" is stated in the Ministry catalogue linked above. 

 *Course codes with an asterisk are new to our offering or returning after not being offered for several years

COURSE ONLINE
*BMX3E Marketing: Retail and Service, Grade 11
CGG3O Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open 
CLN4U Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University
ENG2D English, Grade 10, Academic
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College
ENG3U English, Grade 11, University 
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College 
ENG4U English, Grade 12, University 
GLS4O Adv Learning Strat: Skills for Success After Secondary School, Grade 12, Open
HPC3O Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open 
*HSC4M World Cultures, Grade 12, University/College
HSE3E Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice, Grade 11, Workplace 
MCF3M Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College 
MCV4U Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, University 
MEL3E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace 
MTH1W Mathematics, Grade 9
*NBE3U Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, University
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
SBI3U Biology, Grade 11, University 
SBI4U Biology, Grade 12, University 
SCH4C Chemistry, Grade 12, College (prereq is grade 10 applied or academic science)
SPH4U Physics, Grade 12, University 
   
  ONLINE FULL DAY
DCO3O Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open
   
  IN-SCHOOL MORNINGS
Wheable Education Centre, London   9:00 am - 11:45 am
ENG3U English, Grade 11, University 
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College 
ENG4U English, Grade 12, University 
*LWSCU Spanish, Grade 11
SCH3U Chemistry, Grade 11, University 
TTJ3E Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 11, Workplace
TTJ4E Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 12, Workplace
TXA3E Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace
TXA4E Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace
   
  IN-SCHOOL AFTERNOONS
Wheable Education Centre, London  12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
AVI3M Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College
AVI4M Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College
HFC3E Food and Culture, Grade 11, Workplace 
HFC3M Food and Culture, Grade 11, University/College 
MBF3C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College 
MCR3U Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation
*SNC1W Science, Grade 9
*TTB3C Transportation Technology: Auto Body, Grade 11, College
*TTB4C Transportation Technology: Auto Body, Grade 12, College
TWJ3E Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace 
TWJ4E Custom Woodworking, Grade 12, Workplace 
 Term 4: April 22nd - June 18th 

You may take up to two credits per term, either two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course.

 You can search the first five characters of the course code in the linked Ministry of Education document for more information about each course.  Within the document, press Ctrl F2 to search.

Link to Ministry of Education Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

Please note:  In adult and continuing education, senior U and M courses assume completion of grade 9 and 10 English (and often other core subjects) even when "no prerequisite" is stated in the Ministry catalogue linked above. 

*Course codes with an asterisk are new to our offering or returning after not being offered for several years 

COURSE ONLINE
*ASM3O Media Arts, Grade 11, Open
BBB4M International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College 
*CGF3M Forces of Nature: Physical Processes & Disasters, Grade 11, University/College 
ENG2D English, Grade 10, Academic
ENG3C English, Grade 11, College
ENG3E English, Grade 11, Workplace
ENG3U English, Grade 11, University 
ENG4C English, Grade 12, College 
ENG4E English, Grade 12, Workplace 
ENG4U English, Grade 12, University 
*GPP3O Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open
HHS4C Families in Canada, Grade 12, College 
HHS4U Families in Canada, Grade 12, University 
HIP4O Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open 
HSP3C Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, College 
HSP3U Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 12, University
MAP4C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College 
MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College
MDM4U Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University 
MHF4U Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University 
MPM2D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
SBI3C Biology, Grade 11, College 
SBI3U Biology, Grade 11, University 
SCH3U Chemistry, Grade 11, University 
SCH4U Chemistry, Grade 12, University
SNC2D Science, Grade 10, Academic
*SVN3M Environmental Science, Grade 11, University/College
   
  IN-SCHOOL MORNINGS
Wheable Education Centre, London   9:00 am - 11:45 am
MEL3E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11,
PSK4U Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University
TTS3C Transportation Tech: Small Engine & Recreational Equipment, Grade 11, College
TTS4C Transportation Tech: Small Engine & Recreational Equipment, Grade 12, College
TXH3E Hairstyling, Grade 11, Workplace
TXH4E Hairstyling, Grade 12, Workplace
   
  IN-SCHOOL AFTERNOONS
Wheable Education Centre, London  12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
TCC3E Construction Technology: Carpentry, Grade 11, Workplace
TCC4E Construction Technology: Carpentry, Grade 11, Workplace
*THJ3E Green Industries, Grade 11, Workplace
*THJ4E Green Industries, Grade 12, Workplace
Registration (please review before registering)

The following documents are mandatory for EVERY term's registration - we cannot access your documents from term to term.

Reply to our emails quickly.  If your preferred course fills up before you reply, we cannot hold your spot.  Check your junk mail daily to ensure our emails have not been sorted there.

 

What you will need

  • EMAIL ADDRESS: your personal email address that you check daily (not @gotvdsb.ca, not shared, not near data limit)
  • PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate/card, status card, PR card, Refugee Document, Work/Study permit, etc.   Please note:  immigration documents must be current
  • PHOTO ID:  government issued photo identification (driver's license, immigration documents, passport, photo card, Health Card with your OHIP number obscured, etc.)
  • TRANSCRIPTS:  for all courses taken outside of this school board (Thames Valley District School Board).  PLEASE NOTE:  While we can accept an emailed copy of your transcripts for registration, we require an official transcript (signature, sealed, transcript paper) before we can enter these credits into our student information system to provide a consolidated transcript for graduation purposes.
  • OEN: Ontario Education Number for Ontario students of the last 15 years, found on report cards & transcripts
  • TECHNOLOGY: a computer/Chromebook and reliable internet connection (not a phone or tablet)

Who can register

  • 18 years of age or older on the first day of term
  • not currently attending another high school
  • resident of Oxford, Elgin or Middlesex county in Ontario, Canada (Visitor Visa residents excepted)
  • International student fees apply to those on a Work/Study permit (but not to CUAET permits)
  • Please see the "Out of Country Access" section below

If you have questions regarding registration, please email us at: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

 

If you have difficulties submitting your registration form or uploading your identification and transcripts, please use the following tips:
  • ensure you are using the calendar icon to pick dates rather than entering dates manually as text
  • rename the files you are uploading to a short file name of less than 10 letters without any numbers or special characters (no hyphens, underscores, stars, etc.)
  • ensure your file type is jpg, pdf, or doc (we cannot upload Apple live photos)
  • clear the cache of your browser
  • close your browser
  • re-open your browser
  • use a different device

You should be able to upload your files now. If this does not work on your device, please use another device but make sure the files you are uploading have a file name and type as noted above.

 

PLEASE SEE THE CONTACTS & LINKS SECTION BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON ORDERING NEW/REPLACEMENT/RENEWAL OF GOVERNMENT ISSUED DOCUMENTS.

Frequently Asked Questions (UPDATED)

 REGISTRATION questions
 
 How do I register for a course?

The link to our registration form will be posted on this webpage during the registration period.  Before you register, please review the "Registering" section above.

  • Recent TVDSB students:  you will need your OEN; and a picture/pdf of transcripts for any non-TVDSB courses you may have taken; photo identification and proof of citizenship/immigration
  • Legacy TVDSB students (pre-2005):  you will need a picture or pdf of transcripts for any non-TVDSB courses you may have taken; and a picture/pdf of a piece of paper with your name, birthdate and the statement "I attended TVDSB schools more than 15 years ago"; photo identification; and proof of citizenship/immigration status
  • New to TVDSB students: you will need a picture/pdf of your transcripts; and your OEN if you have previously taken courses in Ontario; photo identification; and proof of citizenship/immigration status
  • All students will need an email address that you check daily.  All communications will be done through email.  This CANNOT be a 'gotvdsb.ca' email address, a shared email address, or an account near its data limit
  • All students will need proof of identification and proof of citizenship in a picture or pdf format (Status card, birth certificate, passport, immigration/citizenship documents, refugee documents, etc.)
 What is an OEN & how do I get one?  (UPDATED)
OEN = Ontario Education Number.  This number follows you throughout your Ontario education and is different than your student number.  It is on all report cards and official school documents.  Please email wheable@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and a picture or scan of your photo ID to obtain your OEN if you don’t know it.
 Can I register if I don't have an OEN?
Yes!  Register as a non-TVDSB student and we will request an OEN for you from the Ministry of Education (you will be required to upload educational documents which show your course history if you register in this manner).
What do I do if the registration form won't accept my OEN?
Double check that you are using your OEN rather than your student number.  OEN’s are 9 digits long (with hyphens).  If yours is 8 digits, add a 0 to the beginning.   If this still doesn’t work, Please email: AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and request confirmation of your OEN and date of birth on our student information system.
How much do courses cost? (UPDATED)

For Canadian citizens, permanent residents, CUAET program, and refugee claimants there is no cost for most courses.  For international citizens living in Ontario on Work/Study Visas, there is a fee for each course (please email AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca for information on international student fees).

The Personal Support Worker program may have some fees - please see www.tvdsb.ca/psw for confirmation if fees apply this year.

There are no other deposits or fees required.

What if I am going to be outside of Canada for part of the term? (NEW)

Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) is legally bound to protect the private information of students within this school board. To this end, we have significant security in place to prevent hacking, spoofing and unauthorized access to your records. International internet service providers are not required to meet Canadian security regulations. They are not bound by Canadian privacy laws and are not answerable to Canada for breeches of security. Out of country access is taken very seriously and only provided under circumstances which have meet Canadian security requirements. Authentication protocols are mandatory.

Depending on a number of factors determined by the Ontario Ministry of Education, we may be able to grant limited access for TVDSB students traveling outside of Canada who require access to their Brightspace, google.ca, and @gotvdsb.ca accounts. Please note: this access is not guaranteed and has time limits.

In order to ensure that you still have access to TVDSB programs and websites when you are travelling outside of Canada, you must arrange for remote access prior to leaving Canada.

Please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with your international access request at least ten days prior to leaving Canada.

 What is a prerequisite?  (UPDATED)

It is a course which the Ministry of Education has designated as a requirement to be completed prior to undertaking a higher level course.

i.e. you must successfully complete grade 10 applied English before you can take grade 11 college English.

For a list of course descriptions and prerequisites, please see: 

Link to Ministry of Education Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

Please note:  In adult and continuing education, senior U and M courses assume completion of grade 9 and 10 English (and often other core subjects) even when "no prerequisite" is stated in the Ministry catalogue linked above. 

 Can I take more than one course?
You may take 2 credits per term (2 single credit courses or 1 double credit course).  Each credit requires approximately 3 hours of school work per day.
 Can I register if I live outside of Oxford, Elgin or Middlesex Counties? (UPDATED)
If you are under 21 we cannot accept your registration at this time.  

If you are over 21 and live in Ontario, you may register with TVDSB Adult & Continuing Education.
 How can I get a copy of my transcript? (UPDATED)

You do not need a transcript to register if you are a former TVDSB student. 

If you have taken courses outside of TVDSB, you must contact that school board for a copy of your transcript or course summary.  We are not permitted to contact other school boards on your behalf.

If you do need a copy of your transcript and are active in this school year, please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and a picture or scan of your photo identification.   

If you want a copy of your transcript and are not active in this school year, please see:  www.tvdsb.ca/transcripts 
What courses are available?  What about in my location?
Please see the 2024-25 Courses section above.  Format, location, and time are noted.
English is not my first language.  Can I take courses through Adult Day School?  (UPDATED)
If you are in Adult ESL, you must obtain your Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 (in all areas) to take adult high school credit courses.  To confirm your level, please email: esl@tvdsb.ca  You may qualify for testing through the London Cross Cultural Learning Centre (see the links section below).

If you have taken ESL in high school, you must have completed ESLCO and take ESLDO with us to proceed with other high school credit courses (this is subject to change pending our review of ESL in 2024).
I can't do in-school courses.  Can I do it online or only do the only the online part of an in-school course?  (UPDATED)
No.  Hybrid courses are 3 days in-school plus 2 days online. Different course material is covered each day.  We cannot change the format (online versus in-school); location; or time of day (morning versus afternoon) of the courses.  
 How do I know if my registration is approved?
As soon as your course is approved, you will receive an email to the address you provided on your registration form.  It will confirm the courses you are approved to take.  
 I didn't get an email after I registered, what do I do? (UPDATED)
Please check your spam folder.  If there is nothing there, please email: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, your correct email address, and the reason for your email.  
Please ensure that you have not exceeded your data quota with your email provider.
 What if my course doesn't run?
 We will automatically schedule you into one of your alternates if we can.  If we can’t, we will email you.
 How many hours of work do I have to do?
A minimum of 2.75 hours per day (Monday – Friday) for single credit course.  A minimum of 5.5 hours per day for a double credit course.  This does not include homework in senior courses.  Each Term is 8 weeks.
GUIDANCE / COUNSELLOR questions
 
 How many credits do I have/do I need?  (UPDATED)
Please email AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca to obtain a copy of your graduation progress summary which includes all courses you've taken as well as your OEN and Student Number.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, a picture or scan of your photo ID and the nature of your request.
I don't know what I should take, can someone help me? 

For students who are unsure what course to take, we recommend taking a course you are interested in (that you have not taken before) and then make an appointment with a guidance counsellor once term begins. All course requests are reviewed by a guidance counsellor or department head. They ensure that you have the correct prerequisite; haven't taken that course before; is required for your diploma (if you haven't already graduated); and a number of other factors.

 

If you feel you must have an appointment first, please send an email to AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with the following information:
  • your full legal name
  • your date of birth
  • your phone number
  • the last school you attended (and year) - OR your TVDSB student number
  • transcript for any Non-TVDSB courses you have taken
  • the purpose/goal of your guidance appointment
  • your preferred method (phone, google meet, in-person)
  • days & times you are not available
  • a picture or scan of your photo ID
I can't get an appointment with a guidance counsellor before registration is over.  How do I figure out what to take?
For students who are unsure what course to take, we recommend taking a course you are interested in (that you have not taken before) and then make an appointment with a guidance counsellor once term begins. All course requests are reviewed by a guidance counsellor or department head. They ensure that you have the correct prerequisite; haven't taken that course before; is required for your diploma (if you haven't already graduated); and a number of other factors.
 What academic path can I/should I choose?

It depends upon your goals and intended pathway after you graduate:

  • OSSD diploma: all courses count towards your diploma.
  • College: O, C, M, or U courses only
  • University:  only M or U courses only

The 5th character of a course code provides the academic pathway of the course:

A – applied

D – academic

L - workplace

E – everyday

O - open

C – college

M – mixed (college/University) U – university
W - de-streamed  

The Ontario Ministry of Education has consolidated learning streams for grade nine and ten English, math, and science. W is the 5th character for de-streamed English, math & science courses in grades 9 & 10

We recommend that you email  AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca to book a guidance appointment.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, and the purpose for your meeting. 

 Can I get maturity/equivalency credits?

Once you are an active, registered student, you are eligible for guidance counsellor services. With a guidance counsellor, you can create a plan to complete your OSSD and/or prepare for a potential post-secondary school path. You may qualify for the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program which grants equivalency credits for educational, life, work, and volunteer experience. The PLAR program may reduce the number of elective credits required to graduate. If you are eligible (based on your registration information) we will contact you in the first week of term to begin this process. 

 How many hours of community service do I need?

Thames Valley District School Board Adult & Continuing Education students are no longer required to complete community service hours.

 How do I graduate?

If you are unsure whether or not you have completed all diploma requirements, please email AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and last course you took (and the year you took it.  Please include the reason for your email.

 

If you are a present or past Adult & Continuing Education student and believe you have finished all requirements please complete our online Diploma Request form:  https://bit.ly/RequestForDiploma

I've applied to college/university and need my marks sent to them

Current Adult & Continuing Education students may complete the form on the link below:

https://bit.ly/PostSecondaryInfoSheet 

Past students will designate within their OCAS/OUAC application where their transcript resides (where they last attended school) and OCAS/OUAC will take care of ordering transcripts.

FIRST WEEK questions
 
When does class start?  (UPDATED)

2024-25 Term 1 courses start on September 23, 2024

In-school morning classes: 9:00 - 11:45 - Wheable, London location only

In-school afternoon classes: 12:30 - 3:15 - Wheable, London location only

Online classes: the time of day is up to you

 I can't log into Brightspace. What do I do? (UPDATED)
Website:  www.tvdsb.ca/brightspace (ensure you include the www.)

Login ID: Your student number followed by "@gotvdsb.ca"

If you still cannot login, please reply to the "Login and Brightspace Support" email you received the night before term began or please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca and include the specific, detailed nature of your login/course issue  (id, password, etc.)   Please include screen caps of errors.

What do I do if my course isn't showing up in Brightspace/the wrong course is in Brightspace

If there is a discrepancy in your Brightspace, please reply to the "Login and Brightspace Support" email you received the night before term began with the specific type of error you are experiencing, for example: the course you are expecting to see but isn't there/ a course you weren't expecting to see that is there.

Ensure you are selecting the correct school year on the right side of your Brightspace page where courses are displayed.  Double check the 9-dotted 'waffle' in the upper middle section of your screen.

 How do I contact my teacher?

Within Brightspace:

click on your course

click on the class list icon at the top of the page

click on the Educator's tab within the Classlist

click on the contact listed there.  Their first initial may be the only character shown - it will be blue and is a clickable link used to message them.

 

Please use this contact feature to communicate with your teacher and/or to be removed from your course.

 

How to contact your teacher through Brightspace

 

Some Brightspace pages may look a little different:

 

screen caps of how to contact teachers through Brightspace

MISCELLANEOUS questions
 
 What courses are offered in Night School?
We no longer offer a Night School program for adult students.  Please see our online course offerings above for the many online courses available.
 What courses are offered in Self Study?
We no longer offer a Self Study program.  Please see our online course offerings above for the many online courses available.
 What name do you have for me in the student information system?
Email AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and a picture or scan of your photo ID.  If you have changed your legal name, we require a picture or scan of your legal name change documents.
 Where do we park at Wheable?
Student parking is available in front of the school building and as permitted on the side streets.  See the main office for a permit to park in front of the school.
 Can I get a locker?
PSW students have assigned lockers.  They are not available for day school students at this time.
 Where can I vape/smoke?
 You must go off school property to smoke or vape.

What to Expect: Course Commitments

  • Each course is only 8 weeks long and will require an average of 3 hours of work daily.  If you are taking two courses, budget your time to include a minimum of 6 hours per day (30 hours per week).
  • You will have some flexibility as to when you complete your online course during the day/week. You should do work each day.  Do not schedule your time to complete all work in 1-2 days per week.
  • You must login daily to your online course(s) Monday to Friday, to check for assignments, tests, and messages from your teacher.
  • You must attend your hybrid courses daily  (for both in-person and online days).
  • Always reply to messages, emails, and phone calls from your teacher or the school.
  • Be sure to stay on top of your course work and avoid falling behind. Our courses are completed in less than half the time of a traditional high school course. 
  • You will be removed from your course if absences and missing assignments affect your ability to complete the course on time.
  • Each course is taught by a Thames Valley Secondary School teacher. They provide academic support. You may use Brightspace to message them and schedule online meetings. Teachers will respond and can meet, during regular school hours, Monday to Friday (via telephone, Google Meet meetings, or in person).
  • Login support is provided by AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca; our IT Team; and non-academic Brightspace processes are supported by Brightspace.

Please email your registration questions to: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca

Course Descriptions & Pre-requisites (UPDATED)

The following link to the Ontario Ministry of Education's Ontario Curriculum, Grade 9 - 12 Descriptions and Prerequisites document will provide you with information on each course we offer.  

Once the document is open, press Ctrl F for a search window.  Enter the first five characters of the course code you are interested in and click the down arrow until the window displays the full description and prerequisite.

A prerequisite is a course which the Ministry of Education has designated as a requirement to be completed prior to undertaking a course.

Please note:  in an adolescent high school, it is assumed that a student will have grade 10 English before taking many courses (especially grade 11 and 12 C, M or U level courses).  This is not reflected in the stated prerequisites in the linked Ministry of Education document below.  Senior courses which list "no prerequisite" require successful completion of grade 10 C or U level English.

Link to Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

 Understanding Course Codes

Reading the first five characters of a course code

The First 3 Characters:  The Course Subject

The subject of the course is identified by the first three characters of the course code. The first character identifies the department area.

For example, in ENG2D, the first letter “E” signifies English. The three letters representing the subject change depending on the course’s content. For example, EBT can be used as a code for an English course that focuses on business and technical communication.

Departments are identified by the first letter of the code:

  •       A = Arts
  •       B = Business
  •       C = Canadian and World Studies
  •       E = English
  •       F = French
  •       G = Guidance and Career Education
  •       H = Humanities and Social Sciences
  •       L = International Languages
  •       M = Mathematics
  •       P = Physical Education
  •       S = Sciences
  •       T = Technology.


The Fourth Character:  Grade Level

The fourth character of the course code identifies the grade level of the course. 1 = grade 9; 2 = grade 10; 3 = grade 11; and 4 = grade 12

For example, ENG2D, the fourth character “2” means this is a grade 10 course


The Fifth Character: 

Course Types: Grades 9 & 10 (Intermediate)

The four codes for grades 9 and 10 signify different types of coursework:

  • D = Academic courses in grades 9 and 10 which cover standard core content for the subject and emphasize theory and conceptual learning. The sample course, ENG2DR, falls under this category. These courses are prerequisites for all streams of senior courses.
  • P = Applied courses focus on the basic concepts, offering content that covers the essentials and concrete applications. Theory is incorporated as needed. These courses are prerequisites for college preparation courses.
  • L = Locally developed courses are designed for students who need some flexibility and support to complete the requirements for subject areas. Locally developed courses help students prepare for further study as well.  These courses are prerequisites for workplace preparation senior courses.
  • O = Open courses in grades 9 to 12 offer equal learning expectations for all students, preparing students for further study or enrichment in the subject matter.

Course Types: Grades 11 & 12 (Senior)

The five codes for grade 11 and 12 signify different types of coursework:

  • C (College) = College preparation courses are designed to prepare students for meeting traditional college entrance requirements. Courses focus on theory, critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • E (Everyday) = Workplace preparation courses are geared toward moving students into the workplace or apprenticeship.
  • M (Mixed)= University/College preparation courses offer content relevant to both university and college entrance requirements. Courses cover theory as well as direct application of the content in real-world situations.
  • O (Open) = Open courses in grades 9 to 12 offer equal learning expectations for all students, preparing students for further study or enrichment in the subject matter. Open courses may be required or elective courses.
  • U (University) = University preparation courses prepare students for meeting traditional university entrance requirements. Courses emphasize theory, independent research, and independent learning skills.


The Sixth Character: Course Format

The sixth character denotes the format of the course.  V is for online courses and 2 is for in-school courses offered at Wheable Education Centre in London.

Important Dates - Updated
 2023-24
Term 4: April 30 - June 26
  • Registration Begins: March 28, 2024
  • Registration Ends: April 21, 2024
  • Classes Start: April 30, 2024
  • Midterm Marks: May 28, 2024
  • Full Disclosure: June 5, 2024
  • Classes End: June 26, 2024
  • No Classes on:
    • May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day)
    • May 31, 2024 (Elementary school PA Day)
 2024-25

During registration, courses close as they reach capacity which means some courses are closed within days of registration opening.  We do not offer waiting list services.

TIP:  register early!

Term 1: September 23, November 20, 2024
  • Registration Begins: August 28, 2024 (please subscribe for opening of registration email alert)
  • Registration Ends: September 15, 2024
  • Classes Start: September 23, 2024

  • Midterm Marks: October 22, 2024 
  • Full Disclosure: October 29, 2024
  • Classes End: November 20, 2024
  • No Classes:
    • Friday, October 11, 2024 (PA Day)
    • Monday, October 14, 2024 (Thanksgiving)
    • Friday, November 15, 2024 (Elementary school PA Day)

Term 2: November 25, 2024 - January 31, 2025
  • Registration Begins: to be announced
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Classes Start: November 25, 2024
  • Midterm Marks: December 20, 2024
  • Full Disclosure: January 10, 2025
  • Classes End: January 31, 2025
  • No Classes:
    • December 23, 2024 to January 3, 2025 (Winter Break)

Term 3: February 10, 2025 - April 15, 2025
  • Registration Begins: to be announced (please subscribe for opening of registration email alert)
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Classes Start: February 10, 2025

  • Midterm Marks: March 17, 2025
  • Full Disclosure: March 25, 2025
  • Classes End: April 15, 2025
  • No Classes:
    • February 17, 2025 (Family Day)
    • March 10 to March 14, 2025 (Spring Break)
    • April 11, 2025 (Elementary school PA day)
    • April 18, 2025 (Good Friday)
    • April 21, 2025 (Easter Monday)
Term 4: April 22, 2025 - June 18, 2025
  • Registration Begins: to be announced  (please subscribe for opening of registration email alert)
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Classes Start: April 22, 2025
  • Midterm Marks: May 20, 2025
  • Full Disclosure: May 27, 2025
  • Classes End: June 218, 2025
  • No Classes on:
    • May 19, 2025 (Victoria Day)
    • May 30, 2025 (Elementary school PA day)

 

 

Models of Learning (UPDATED)

This year we have two different models of learning:

  1. Online Learning
    • The entire course will take place online using the Ministry of Education’s virtual learning environment called Brightspace.
    • The course will be asynchronous, meaning there are no set times during the day that you need to be online. However, you must login to your course daily, Monday to Friday, and complete the work that is assigned for that day.
    • You must have access to a reliable computer with an internet connection in order to take an online course.
    • This model of learning will provide you with the most flexibility as to what time you complete your school work with no requirement to be in a school building.
  2. Hybrid Learning (in-school)
    You must be physically present at the Wheable Education Centre in London to attend your classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  You must provide your own transportation to/from Wheable. The class will run either in the morning from 9:00am to 11:45am or in the afternoon from 12:30pm to 3:15pm (depending upon your course). Be sure to check the time of the course before registering for the course. 
    • The online days are Wednesday and Friday.
    • On online days, the class will be online asynchronous, meaning you do not need to be in the Wheable centre (you can work from home) and there are no set times during the day you need to be online. However, you must login to your course, on all online days, and complete the work that is assigned for that day by the teacher.
    • Little, if any, of the course material for in-school days will be provided online. A hybrid course cannot be completed by doing only the work provided on online days.
    • The Ministry of Education’s virtual learning environment called Brightspace will be used for the online components of your course.
    • This model of learning will provide you with the most direct access to a teacher as you will see them face-to-face when in the school, but provide you with some flexibility on Wednesday and Friday as you can determine when you will do the school work on those two days.
Chromebooks

Chromebooks are not available for home use in the 2024-25 school year.

For hybrid courses only, teachers may provide Chromebooks for class time use on in-school days. These Chromebooks may not be taken  home.

Students who need to access a computer may visit the following TVDSB locations to use school computers during normal school hours.  These locations include:

  • Blossom Park Adult Learning Centre, Woodstock, and
  • G.A. Wheable Adult Education Centre, London

All students are encouraged to access other technology options in their community, such as the local public library, should a computing device be necessary.

If you are a client of Ontario Works, please contact them to inquire about what supports may be available to you.

TVDSB Adult & Continuing Education Centre Locations
  • G.A. Wheable Adult Education Centre, 70 Jacqueline Street, London
  • Blossom Park Adult Learning Centre, 391 Blossom Park Road, Woodstock (diploma pick up only)

 About Us (UPDATED)

  • With Adult & Continuing Education (aka Adult Day School) you can complete up to two high school credits in eight weeks. We have four terms in which you may take a maximum of two courses (credits) per term. Each course requires approximately three hours of work per day.  
  • Courses are available for students who wish to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); upgrade existing courses for a post-secondary program; take new courses that are required for a post-secondary program; and for learners wishing to acquire new knowledge or skills.
  • Adult & Continuing Education courses are open to residents of Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties who 18 years of age or older as of the first day of class.
  • When English is not your first language, we require Ontario course ESLDO or Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 in reading, writing, and speaking in order to proceed with Adult & Continuing Education courses. If you require English as a Second Language (ESL) upgrading, please contact: esl@tvdsb.ca.
  • There are no fees for TVDSB area residents with the exception of PSW and students on a Work/Study Visa.
  • While we do not offer IEP's or EA's, our teachers work with students to provide accommodations that will work within our fixed term constraints (i.e. extra time for tests, etc.) and limited resources. 
  • Courses are offered in one of two learning formats: online; and in-school (also known as hybrid). Each term there are approximately 35 courses with three quarters online and one quarter in-school. Available courses change each term. All courses and programs are taught by a Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) teacher who is available for academic assistance.
  • Hybrid in-school courses consist of a combination of in-class (either morning or afternoon, depending upon the course)  and online days. The in school days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with the online days of Wednesday and Friday.  Morning classes are from 9:00 am - 11:45 am and afternoon classes are from 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm. Hybrid in-school courses are offered at the Wheable, London location only. The course materials for in-school and online courses are different - you must participate in all five days of your course. You cannot elect to do only the in-school or only the online portion of the course.
  • Online courses can be completed at your preferred time of day but you must do course work each workday (approximately 3 hours per day per course). All course material, tests, and assignments are provided through the online learning platform, Brightspace. Teachers are available through Brightspace messaging, Google Meet, or by telephone or in-person appointment. You do not have to come into the Wheable Centre unless you book an in-person meeting with your teacher.
  • For students who do not have a computer or reliable internet connection, the Blossom Park and Wheable Learning Commons are open on all school days and available to students for course work. To learn more about computer options, please see the 'Chromebooks' link above.
  • If you are a former TVDSB student and would like a listing of your completed courses & graduation requirements, lease provide the following information:
  • your full legal name
  • your date of birth
  • the last school you attended
  • the last year you attended
  • a picture or scan of your photo ID
  • For students who are unsure what course to take, we recommend taking a course you are interested in (that you have not taken before) and then make an appointment with a guidance counsellor once term begins.
  • Once you are an active, registered student, you are eligible for guidance counsellor services. With a guidance counsellor, you can create a plan to complete your OSSD and/or prepare for a potential post-secondary school path. You may qualify for the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program which grants equivalency credits for educational, life, work, and volunteer experience. The PLAR program may reduce the number of elective credits required to graduate. If you are eligible (based on your registration information) we will contact you in the second week of term to begin this process.
  • The link to the registration form will be posted at the top of this webpage while registration for each term is open.  For the dates of of each registration period, please see the "Important Dates" section above.
  • Please consider subscribing to the webpage (link below). You will receive email notification when registration opens for each term (only 4 emails per year).

Course Access While Travelling Outside Canada (UPDATED)

Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) protects the private information of students within this school board. To this end, we have established security protocols to prevent hacking, spoofing and unauthorized access to your records. Foreign internet service providers are not required to meet Canadian security regulations and are not answerable to Canada for breeches of security. International access is taken very seriously and only provided under circumstances which meet TVDSB security requirements. 

Following Ontario Ministry of Education regulations, our IT department is able to grant limited access for TVDSB students traveling outside of Canada who require use of their @gotvdsb.ca account while they are away (all educational accounts are accessible only in Canada).

In order to ensure that you still have access to your TVDSB email and Brightspace when you are travelling outside of Canada, you must arrange for remote access before leaving Canada and ensure you have your cell phone available to you when you are away.

Please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with the information below and provide at least ten days notice of your travel plans. Once all steps are complete, we will notify you by email that your out of country access has been granted.

Out of Country Access Steps (before you leave Canada)
After you complete all of the steps below, we will contact you to confirm that your out of country access has been completed. This may take up to 10 days.
1. Email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca  with the following information:
a) Your full legal name
b) Your date of birth
c) Your student number
d) The date of your departure
e) A list of the countries you will be visiting (including the arrival and departure dates for each)
f) The date of your return to Canada
g) The courses you are taking which you will need access to

 

2. Log into your google.ca account and read the following remote access document (this includes instructions on both setting up and using MFA - multi factor authentication):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v-m4x1vH7huGGmkNNky3etfsIz0TocvI/edit?pli=1#heading=h.pw93fislzkn2 

 

3. Download and use the Microsoft Authenticator app (used for all @gotvdsb.ca accounts) found at the attached link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/mobile-authenticator-app 

Contacts & Links

Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education Email Contacts:

Adult & Continuing Education 

adultdayschool@tvdsb.ca

Adult Student Services

adultstudentservices@tvdsb.ca

Hairstyling Program

apprenticeship@tvdsb.ca

PSW Program

psw@tvdsb.ca

ESL

esl@tvdsb.ca

Summer School

summerschool@tvdsb.ca

Gateway

gatewayprogram@tvdsb.ca 

TVASS

tvdsb_altss@tvdsb.ca

 

Thames Valley District School Board:

TVDSB Summer School (for currently registered TVDSB students only)
https://www.tvdsb.ca/summerprograms 

Adult & Continuing Education Awards & Bursaries, Graduating, Community Service Hours, PLAR information
https://www.tvdsb.ca/en/parents/guidance-services.aspx 

TVDSB transcript requests (for non-active students)
www.tvdsb.ca/transcripts

 

Ministry of Education Links:

Ontario Ministry of Education Adult & Continuing Education
https://www.ontario.ca/page/adult-learning-ontario-high-school-diploma#section-1

OCAS (Ontario College Application Service)*
www.ocas.ca

OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre)*
www.ouac.ca

Ontario Secondary School Curriculum (descriptions and prerequisites)
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/secondary/descript/descri9e.pdf

Independent Learning Channel (online courses through a joint Ministry of Education & TV Ontario program)*
www.ilc.org

Western University*
www.uwo.ca 

Fanshawe College*
www.fanshawe.ca 

 

Proof of Citizenship

For every registration, we require proof of citizenship/immigration status via government issued documents.  We do not store documents provided on previous registration forms.

  1. If you were born in Canada, this can be your birth certificate, status card, passport, etc.   
  2. If you were not born in Canada, this can be your Canadian Citizenship card/document, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Refugee Protection Claimant document, 

 

Ontario Birth Certificates

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-or-replace-ontario-birth-certificate 

Ontario Photo Card (this is NOT proof of citizenship but is photo ID)

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-photo-card#section-1 

 

Canadian Passports

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/new-adult-passport.html 

 

Permanent Resident Card Renewal

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/pr-card/how-to-apply.html 

 

Refugee Protection Document Replacement/ Renewal

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1478&top=11#apply 

 

Proof of Citizenship/Canadian Citizenship Certificate Replacement

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship/proof-citizenship/about.html 

 

Community Organizations*

Cross Cultural Learner Centre (for newcomers to Canada, language benchmark testing, translation of original school transcripts)
www.lcclc.org 

 

Transcript conversion to Ontario equivalent courses (useful for students who may proceed to university)*
WES:   www.wes.org/ca

ICAS:  www.icascanada.ca

 

*We are not affiliated with community or third party organizations and provide these links because of recommendations from past students - not from our own experience.  Use at your own discretion. 

Textbooks

Adult Day School last distributed physical textbooks and collected a $100 deposit in January 2020.  As of July 1, 2022 we will no longer provide refunds to textbooks which are returned to the Adult Day School.

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Email: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

The Thames Valley District School Board offers a wide selection of courses and formats for adults
who wish to upgrade their literacy and numeracy skills or want to complete their
secondary school diploma. No matter what your skill level or educational goals,
TVDSB has something for you.

picture of the front of the GA Wheable Education Centre

 

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