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IGCA Adult Education

Adopted: June 28, 1994
Amended: September 9, 2008

Policy

The Board of Trustees supports the provision of instructional programs that will assist all individuals in the acquisition of a basic education and accordingly authorizes the offering of adult educational opportunities through Summer School, Day and Evening Courses.

The Board recognizes that delivery of adult education is primarily the responsibility of Advanced Education and Career Development.

1.   Day Programs

Adult programs may be offered through District High Schools

a.   Enrollment of adult students will be the direct responsibility of the school principal or designate.

b.   Adult students are defined as those who are nineteen years of age or older as of September 1, who in the opinion of the school administration have educational needs which can be met within existing school programs.

c.   Adult students shall be required to follow the tenets of regular school rules and regulations.

d.   Regular students (under age 19) shall be given enrollment priority and first access to school programming. Adult students may be accepted in District schools and will be accommodated when space is available.

e.   The choice of classes that an adult student may take shall be recommended by the school's counseling department and approved by the principal or designate.

f.   Adult students will be enrolled only if, in the opinion of school administration, an appropriate program is available and a similar program is not available from another community agency.

g.   All students who are 19 years of age or older on or before September 1 of the current school term, except for those students who are in their fourth year of Public High School and have been enrolled in a District school for the previous three years on a continuous basis will pay the following fees:

1 - 2 Courses                       

3 credit

$300.00   per course

                               

5 credit

$450.00   per course

3 - 4 Courses (15-20 credits)

$1500.00

5 - 8 Courses (25-40 credits)

$2300.00

2.   Evening Courses

a.   Courses provided under this policy will not interfere with “normal” school operation.

b.   Programs may include:

i.   Basic Adult Grades 1-9

Grade level will be awarded upon successful completion.

ii.   Evening Courses Grades 10-12

Successful completion will result in awarding of credits.

c.   Hours of instruction shall be consistent with provisions in the Guide to Education - School Handbook.

d.   Evening Program shall be taught by certified teachers.

e.   Provincial funding is provided through the Credit Enrollment Unit Grant (C.E.U.). Students under 19 years of age as of September 1 who successfully complete evening courses may have their fee fully refunded.

f.   Local Fee Assessment – to be reviewed annually.

i.   5 credit course – $450.00
3 credit course – $300.00

ii.   Instructional Material – $100.00 refundable

g.   The program will run between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

h.   Course enrollment will need to be a minimum of 18 students.

References

Legal Reference:

Alberta School Act: Section 8(2)

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