Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) provides effective, successful, and specialized distance learning opportunities.
ADLC is a world leader in the delivery of distance learning programs to
students in Grades 1 to 12. Distance education is offered in print,
online, and blended formats. ADLC is a provincially-funded school
serving students and schools throughout Alberta, the Northwest
Territories, and Nunavut, as well as students around the globe who wish
to pursue their education using the Alberta Program of Studies.
school is staffed by experienced certificated teachers and dedicated
support personnel assisting students to achieve their educational goals.
school offers flexibility to students who may be working from home,
abroad, or in traditional schools. Students may take all or part of
their school programs with ADLC, or they may take one or more courses
through contracted schools.
Alberta Distance Learning Centre is an innovative learning community,
supporting students, teachers, parents, and partners by providing
high-quality teaching and learning at a distance.
Alberta Distance Learning Centre is a flexible, student-centred school
where students realize potential, achieve success, and develop skills
for life-long learning.
MottoSuccess for Every Student.
BeliefsBeliefs are the fundamental value base of an organization. They guide
decision-making and serve as reference points in establishing
direction. Underlying all beliefs is the principle that open
communication is vital to our success.
Alberta Distance Learning Centre believes in
- mutual respect, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation in the school community
- a collaborative learning environment among students, parents, teachers, school staff, and partner schools
- a student-centred program and instruction customized to meet individual needs
- providing a safe, open, and secure environment for all
- providing opportunities for students to learn
- each staff member modelling life-long learning by pursuing professional and personal learning opportunities
- a multi-modal program delivery (print, online, video-conferencing) to meet individual student needs, abilities, and potentials
- staff, students, and resources that exceed the objectives of Alberta Education and provide significant learning experiences
- a distributed learning environment that allows students access to instructors and content in various locations
- growth and reflection to provide opportunities and support for collaboration and inquiry
- flexibility to change and to implement innovations
- strong relationships and professional communication that build trust
- responsible and professional conduct
Distributed Learning Distributed Learning is an instructional model that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different, noncentralized locations so that instruction and learning can occur independent of time and place. The distributed learning model can be used in combination with traditional classroom-based courses and traditional distance education courses, or it can be used to create entirely virtual classrooms.