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You're never too old to complete high school - even if you've
been out of the classroom for a while. You have lots of options -
take high school courses through upgrading, an online program or
take the GED test.
If you don't know which courses you have completed, contact Alberta Education to get a
copy of your "Statement of Courses and Marks" or an official
"High School Transcript" so you can figure out what you still need
to complete high school.
Do you just need a few more courses or a higher mark in
something you're already taken? Did you study in another country
with different requirements? Upgrading might be right for you!
There are four ways you can upgrade:
Online courses are offered through a number of
school authorities in the province.
A mature student, for Alberta High School
Diploma purposes, is one who, as of September 1 of the current
school year, is:
A mature student may earn senior high school credits after
A mature student is eligible to enroll in any course at the
senior high school level or to write a diploma examination without
completing the prerequisite courses. Many school authorities
offer programs for mature students in both credit and non-credit
areas. Interested mature students should consult their local school
jurisdiction for details.
It is important to understand
that Alberta Education does not provide funding for
students over the age of 19 as of September 1 of the current
When it comes to
selecting a school, parents and students can choose from a wide range of options. They can select from
public schools, Catholic schools, Francophone schools, private
schools, and charter schools. They can also access a number of
unique and innovative programs - including home education,
online/virtual schools, outreach programs and alternative
Jurisdiction Online Programs
provides information about services and supports available to help
people find and keep jobs, help low-income Albertans cover their
basic costs of living and help employers meet the need for skilled
Alberta Adult Learning
This booklet is part of a planning series that
Career Planner and Education and Training Planner. It is written
for adults (mature students) who are planning to go back to
Finish High School: Take
That First Step to a Brighter Future
Did you leave high school early, before getting a diploma?
Are you rethinking that decision? If you're thinking about going
back to finish high school, congratulations! It's one of the best
moves you'll ever make.
Adult Education Links
Links to a long list of information about
adult education and training.
Pathways to Possibilities
This Workbook is available to assist students to
select a possible career.
Aboriginal student success stories
This resource assists Aboriginal people to discover
their career potential, one story at a time.