2020 Holiday Break Information

Wishing you the best of the season - ADLC

The holiday break is quickly approaching! See when we are, and are not, available:

December 21-23: ADLC support staff available, teachers on holiday break
December 24-January 1, 2021: ADLC is closed
January 4, 2021: All staff available

If you have specific deadlines for your students, please keep this holiday closure in mind as it may impact student success. Facilitators are encouraged to remind their students that some assignments have to be assessed before moving onto the next assignment and/or unit.

Can students submit coursework during the break?

  • Coursework may be submitted; teachers will assess the work upon their return.

How does the holiday break closure affect the Stall processes?

  • The Stall processes will be paused during the holiday break and will resume on January 4, 2021.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-866-774-5333 ext. 5378 or email info@adlc.ca

Wishing you the very best of the season!

 

February 1 Start Date for All New SI High School Enrollments

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At the beginning of the school year, we introduced class size limits and a practice of setting strict timelines for students to complete their courses. Throughout the latter part of the fall, we have been very close, or at, our class size limits. In some courses, we were not able to accept registrations and subsequently, students were placed on waitlists

With the help of our timelines, we expect many students to complete their high school courses in the new calendar year. Therefore, starting November 30, all new Student Instruction (SI) high school course enrollments will be subject to a February 1 Start Date, unless otherwise indicated by the ADLC course teacher. Note: Students will receive responses and have work assessed by their ADLC teacher starting February 1. 

We are grateful to be a part of your students’ program. We look forward to continuing to work with you.

Edited: November 30, 2020

Affiliation Exam Supervision Expectation

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Like many, we are busy navigating the complexities of the recently announced public health measures. We are grateful that the well-being and safety of everyone is at the forefront. 

November 30 marks the first day of at-home learning, and while this will be a change for some schools and students, ADLC is already supporting students in their learning from a distance. Since students are still allowed to go to school for scheduled appointments, we are asking our affiliated Partner schools to continue supporting students with on-site or virtual midterm and exam supervision (restrictions apply, exam supervisors can see exam release email instructions for specific information). It is our understanding that this is allowable under the new public health measures, and goes a long way in ensuring students are learning and meeting the intended program outcomes. 

Everyone’s well-being is central to the decisions we make. We thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your students in their growth and learning. 

Please contact the ADLC teacher of the course for alternate arrangements if on-site or virtual supervision is not possible.

Updated December 14, 2020

Temporary Enrollment Process for PE, Foundations for Training Courses

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Updated November 26, 2020: This temporary process includes all Physical Education and Foundations for Training courses.

ADLC Physical Education courses rely on students’ ability to access community facilities and programs to attain their required activity hours. Due to the Government of Alberta Targeted Restriction announcement made on November 12, 2020, registration in ADLC Physical Education and Foundations for Training courses temporarily require affiliation schools to contact ADLC to ensure course requirements can be met. This will be in effect until the government restrictions are lifted.

If you have a student that can still be fully programmed into all five of the activity dimensions, please contact Jessica Luciuk at 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5316 or jessica.luciuk@adlc.ca to discuss enrollment.

January 2021 Diploma Registration Deadline – November 2

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Reminder: Students taking ADLC diploma courses are still required to register in myPass to write the diploma exams for those courses. 

The deadline for students to register for the January 2021 diploma exam sitting is November 2, 2020. 

We encourage students and facilitators to make appropriate plans and register before this deadline.

Important 2021 Dates & Information

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Mark your calendars!

Registration Deadlines

April 16: Registration deadline for 3-, 4- and 5-credit SI courses
May 14: Registration deadline for 1-credit SI courses

June Course Completion

June 2: Coursework completion date for students in diploma courses writing diploma exams, unless stated otherwise by the ADLC teacher
June 14: Coursework completion date for non-diploma courses, unless stated otherwise by the ADLC teacher
June 22: Deadline to complete final exams
June 25: Last day of school, SI course expiry

There are NO summer extensions available for ADLC courses in 2021. 

Refunds

With the closure of ADLC slated for August 31, 2021, it is imperative that all refundable materials be returned to ADLC no later than July 9, 2021 to receive a refund. 

For all important dates, visit the Calendar page on our website.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5378 or email info@adlc.ca.

Updated: January 6, 2021

Student Instruction (SI) Course Timelines for 2020-21

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Due to the demand for access to ADLC, it has been necessary for us to review Student Instruction (SI) course completion timelines to ensure equitable access for all schools and students.

Effective for the 2020-21 school year, we will be implementing strict timelines for senior high school SI courses that parallel timelines for course completion present in community schools. For instance, high school students registering in a 5-credit course are expected to complete the course in five months.

In the coming school year, a timeline for the submission of each assessment will accompany all student SI course registrations and includes a scheduled end date. Students, registering schools and ADLC teachers are expected to know these dates. Adherence to the timeline will result in higher student learning and achievement and course completion. Students not meeting the scheduled timeline will be addressed by their course teachers. Any questions or concerns should be discussed with the course teacher at the time of registration. See the Student Progression Flowchart below.

Student Progression Flowchart

Choosing a Timeline End Date At Registration

Timeline End Date options are shown at the time of registration (options vary by course and are updated through the year – example below). A selection must be made to complete the registration.

Note: The Timeline End Date is for coursework purposes only and not a registration withdrawal date. The Timeline Start Date automatically defaults to the Registration Date. Timeline Start/End Dates can be modified in the Current Enrollments page, if required, by the ADLC teacher after registration is complete. 

Example:

snippet of options for timeline end date in ADLC SIS registration


For more information about the Timeline Feature in the ADLC Student Information System (SIS), click here.

Updated October 22, 2020

EdTechTeam Canada Virtual Summit – September 24 & 25, 2020

EdTechCanada Summit Invitation

Teachers, administrators and facilitators!

Are you wondering how to engage your students online? How to better manage digital documents? How to effectively deliver content asynchronously or synchronously?

ADLC has partnered with EdTechTeam Canada to bring you timely and relevant professional development during this unique school year. On September 24 and 25, 2020, we will be hosting a virtual summit focused on online distance learning. EdTechTeam Canada has put together two days of workshops, at all levels, presented by experts in online learning. Whether you have been teaching online for years and want to know how to take it to the next level, or you are just starting out as an online educator, this summit is for you!

Don’t miss out on this exciting and valuable opportunity.

Click here to see the schedule and TO REGISTER!

Class Caps for 2020-21

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ADLC is in a challenging situation with increased demands for course registrations and reduced budget from Alberta Education. As such, we are advising our partner schools that ensuring high quality service levels for registering students means setting appropriate limits on overall registrations. 

The ADLC Course Listing provides the most up-to-date information on available spaces for courses. However, note that hundreds of affiliations use ADLC and available spaces can fill quickly. 

We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. However, if you are unable to register a student in a course because it is full, you have the option to add the student to the “waiting list”. Once a spot opens up, ADLC Partner Support will contact the school to process the registration. For more details, see the Enrollment Caps & Restrictions document available on the SIS Training Resources webpage. 

If waiting for the preferred course is not possible, we remind you that online programming alternatives are available and found on Alberta Education’s Online Learning Directory. Pembina Hills School Division operates Vista Virtual School, and their online courses are very similar to ADLC courses. For more information on an Inter-Jurisdictional Agreement with PHSD, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Tracy Leigh at tracy.leigh@pembinahills.ca or phone 780-674-8504.

Please plan accordingly. We recognize this limit may adversely affect some schools. 

We appreciate your understanding, cooperation and flexibility as we seek to best serve schools and their students.

Registration Limits for 2020-21

Registration limits for 2020-21

In consultation with Alberta Education, it was agreed that ADLC does not serve primary students (i.e. provide the majority of educational programming.) Therefore, for the 2020-2021 school year, we will be limiting Student Instruction (SI) course registrations for grades 1-12 to ensure we do not overstep primary programming responsibilities.

Effective for the 2020-2021 school year,

  • students in grades 10-12 will be allowed to register at ADLC up to a total of 17 course credits.
  • students in grades 1-9 may register in a maximum of two ADLC courses.

Note: These caps include withdrawals (i.e. due to the automatic withdrawal policies) but not course deletions. 

CTS/Electives

At ADLC, we have often seen that when a student registers in two or more CTS/Elective courses at one time, they do not begin some of their course(s) until months after registration. To promote predictable class lists and equitable student access to CTS/Elective courses, within the credit maximum listed above, students will also be permitted registration in a maximum of two CTS/Elective courses at any one time. Once a student completes a course, they can register in another CTS/Elective course, as available. 

For specific details, see the Enrollment Caps & Restrictions document found on the SIS Training Resources webpage.

Please plan accordingly. We recognize this limit may adversely affect some schools. 

Online programming alternatives are available and found on Alberta Education’s Online Learning Directory. Pembina Hills School Division operates Vista Virtual School, and their online courses are very similar to ADLC courses. For more information on an Inter-Jurisdictional Agreement with PHSD, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Tracy Leigh at tracy.leigh@pembinahills.ca or phone 780-674-8504.