Our counsellors can help students decide when distance learning and online courses are a good option. Our academic counsellors can also help students determine the courses necessary to graduate. Graduation Requirements and a planning chart are available on the Alberta Distance Learning Centre website. An academic counsellor can be phoned toll-free from inside Canada by dialing 1-866-774-5333.
Students considering taking online or distance learning courses may wish to determine if online and distance learning courses will meet their needs. Links to a few videos about taking online and distance learning courses are listed below.
Students planning to attend a college or university must contact the college or university they are considering to determine the required high school courses. Links to many of the major colleges and universities in Canada are on our Canadian Colleges and Universities page.
Students who have been out of school three or more years are strongly encouraged to write Mathematics and English Placement Exercises before registering in Math or English courses or before registering in courses requiring strong Math or English skills. We recommend that students who are needing to upgrade their courses and completed any of the following courses complete a Placement Exercise:
- Math 16, Math 26
- Math 10, Math 20, Math 30
- Math 13, Math 23, Math 33
- Math 10 Pure, Math 20 Pure
- Math 10 Applied, Math 20 Applied
- English 16, English 26, English 36
- English 13, English 23, English 33
- English 10, English 20, English 30
Free Placement Exercises are on our website, from which they can be printed then completed and faxed to 780-674-4712 or mailed to ADLC for evaluation.
Alberta Distance Learning Centre wants students to achieve success in their courses.
To ensure students are able to achieve success in courses and are not
experiencing high levels of frustration, Alberta Distance Learning Centre considers all
registrations to be conditional. If a student’s work in early assignments
indicates an inability to handle the subject matter, the student may be
asked to pursue the subject at a lower level. Students who are registered in courses may also be advised to take courses along an alternative path that better serves their specific learning needs and goals. Additional information can be found in our Senior High Handbook.
Alberta students wanting to learn what they need to take to graduate may obtain a transcript or a statement of courses and marks. Obtaining either a transcript or a statement of courses and marks is easier whenthe student knows his or her Alberta Student Number (Alberta Education ID number). The Alberta Student Number is given on Statements of Marksmailed to students at school year-end. However, to find your number,you may click on the Alberta Education website and a new window will open. Then, follow the directions there. In the middle, click on the words Enter Learner Registry. Once in the Learner Registry, click on Lookup ASN(toward the middle of the page that has text). Then, give your name and certify you are the person who is looking up the Alberta Student Number or that you have been authorized to obtain that information. Then, you will be taken to a page that asks for student's name, date of birth,and gender. When you provide that information, the system will search for the Alberta Student Number. Should the system find the Alberta Student Number, it will appear in dark blue above the box where the student's name was typed.
When students have their Alberta Student Numbers, they can go to the Request Documentspage of Alberta Education's website. The Request Documents page outlines the cost of an official transcript and has order forms that can be printed from the website, completed, and faxed or mailed to theTranscripts Unit of Alberta Education. A statement of courses and marks can be requested, also. Although a statement of courses and marks is not an official transcript and is not acceptable to apply to collegesand universities, it shows all the courses and credits completed. The statement of courses and marks is free and can be used to plan how to complete your High School Diploma. To print a request form for astatement of courses and marks, click here.