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Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Limestone Learning Foundation

For mature students who have been out of school for at least one year, the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) process can be used as a way to progress towards graduation. Students may obtain credits towards the secondary school diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of secondary school. This prior learning is assessed and evaluated to determine whether the student has met the provincial course expectations.

Students may obtain credits towards the secondary school diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of secondary school. This prior learning is assessed and evaluated to determine whether the student has met the provincial course expectations. Students may 'challenge' a specific course for credit if they can provide reasonable evidence indicating a likelihood of success. Students registered full time in a secondary school (not including mature students) may challenge Grades 10, 11 and 12 courses.

A student who believes that she or he possesses the full range of knowledge and skills for a course in the school course calendar should refer to the PLAR Challenge Process Brochure for information. The student should be prepared to provide reasonable evidence for success in the challenge process (eg., a portfolio, documentation of related course work, recommendation from a teachers, etc.). Further, the student will be required to demonstrate achievement of the course expectations through formal tests and other assessment strategies appropriate for the particular course. Students who are successful in the challenge assessment will receive a final percentage grade and a credit for the course.

PLAR Application Form

 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.