ADLC Closure

ADLC will permanently close after the 2020-21 school year. View full details

After nearly 100 years in operation, ADLC will close at the end of the 2020-21 school year per the termination of our service agreement.

This page will continue to be updated as more details become available.

Important Dates!

April 16 – Last day to register in 3-, 4-, 5-credit & elementary/junior high SI courses
May 14  – Last day to register in 1-credit SI courses
June 2 – Coursework completion date for students in diploma courses writing diploma exams*
June 14 – Coursework completion date for all remaining courses*
June 22 – Deadline to complete all exams*
June 23 – Last day to order materials and other resources, restrictions apply
**ADLC teachers will not be available after June 25.**
July 9 – Deadline for refundable material return. See our Refund Policy for more details.
August 13 – Last day to access Teacher Support (TS) resources

*Unless stated otherwise by the ADLC teacher


Frequently Asked Questions

No. Teaching staff will be unavailable after June 25, 2021. Vista Virtual School (VVS) is opened for summer school registrations on March 1st. Visit for more information.

As you may know, ADLC is administered for Alberta Education by Pembina Hills School Division (PHSD). PHSD also operates another online school called Vista Virtual School (VVS) which functions similarly to ADLC. Alberta school divisions can access VVS services through an Education Services Agreement (Interjurisdictional) with PHSD.

  • There is no charge to establish the agreement. 
  • Fees will be charged for services on a per credit basis.
  • School jurisdictions will be able to retain base funding for their registered students.  
  • A template for these agreements, and more information, can be found on the PHSD website.
  • VVS registration for 2021-22 opens May 25. ~New~

If you or your administrators have questions about these agreements, please contact PHSD Superintendent David Garbutt at 780-674-8507 or

If you have questions about programming offered by Vista Virtual School, please see

All ADLC Student instruction (SI) will conclude on June 25 and Teacher Support (TS) services will be available up to August 13, 2021. 

After removing content licensed to or owned by Pembina Hills School Division (PHSD), ADLC transferred provincially owned resources to Alberta Education. We have not been informed how these resources might be accessed after ADLC closes. The website will be shut down at the end of summer.


After June 25, 2021, most students will no longer be able to access courses through Students who were in a diploma exam course will have access until July 30, 2021.

For questions regarding course completion or course credit, please contact the ADLC Partner Support team at

If your inquiry comes after August 27, 2021, please email

Do you have a question that is not listed above?