ADLC Closure

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

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 February 3, 2021:
Registration in ADLC Physical Education courses continues to be suspended until further notice. Despite being cautiously optimistic with the impending easing of Alberta Health Service Public Health measures, students will still face challenges meeting program outcomes. These courses require that students be able to participate in group activities, which remain prohibited outside of community school physical education classes.

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.

Expectations Regarding Partner School Responsibilities

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We are pleased to inform you that ADLC course enrollments are up in many departments. Your students’ success depends on our collaboration and working together. While we wish for every student to have a successful start in their ADLC course(s), we have had a small number of students where that is not the case. 

To ensure better collaboration, we are sending a reminder to our partner schools that registering your students with ADLC comes with some responsibilities, as outlined on our website

Recently, there have been some questions about these shared responsibilities. To highlight a few, Student Instruction at ADLC will see us providing content, assessment and reporting student achievement to Alberta Education. Partner schools are to ensure appropriate course selection for students, provide students with support during their term and provide supervision for summative assessments, like the midterms and final exams. 

We recognize that conditions at your school, or for your students, can change quickly. Two-way communication is critical. Keeping us informed of these changes can help us adapt to your students’ needs and ensure they are continuing to learn required outcomes. As mentioned, working together will increase our chances of supporting your students’ success. 

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

Reminder About SI Student Progression

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Planning, prevention and proper intervention concerning student progress in ADLC courses is the best way to ensure students are successful. As such, we implemented a Student Progression Timeline at the beginning of this year for students in Student Instruction (SI) courses. This has been a successful tool in assisting schools and students to manage their schedules, learning, and course success. 

We want to highlight the later stages of the Student Progression Timeline. By the third missed deadline, many attempts have been made to get students on track including emails and phone calls to the student and partner school. As a last resort, we issue students a notice of Academic Probation in the hope that it will cause them to recommit to their course. The probation remains in place for the duration of the registration. In many cases, it has led to students re-engaging in their course. However, students who do not re-engage, may be withdrawn from their course. Additionally, the demand for distance education and online courses is higher than usual, and we feel it is appropriate to ensure the opportunity to take ADLC courses is available to students most willing to succeed in the course. 

Please refer to the Student Progression Timeline flowchart in our news post for more details.

We wish you and your students continued success, and as always, we invite you to contact us with any questions at 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5378 or email info@adlc.ca.

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.

Copyright Reminder – ADLC Materials

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Copyright matters!

Just a reminder that ADLC materials are subject to copyright rules and regulations.

While teachers in Canada may make copies of short excerpts of a copyright-protected work for their classroom, without having to obtain copyright permissions, pay royalties, etc., there are limits. These limits are outlined in the Fair Dealings Guidelines

Want to use ADLC course materials? ADLC digital resources are available to Alberta teachers, at no cost, and can be accessed through our Teacher Support (TS) services. They can be used in part or in whole to supplement classroom teachings. 

For more information on the Fair Dealing Guidelines and the use of copyright-protected works for teachers and school staff, visit the Council of Ministers of Education website.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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

ADLC & PAT Participation

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As you know, Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are administered annually to all Alberta students in grades 6 and 9. These standardized tests reflect the essentials that all Alberta students are expected to achieve, regardless of school choice or location. Students taking ADLC courses are no exception. We are seeking your help in ensuring that when you register grade 6 and 9 students for Student Instruction (SI), that they be given the opportunity to write the PATs.

Like you, we complete a careful examination and interpretation of the Provincial Achievement Testing Program results. This analysis helps to reveal areas of relative strength and weakness in student achievement. ADLC teachers and administrators use this information in planning and delivering relevant and effective instruction. The analysis informs our choices about our course content. Continuous improvement is an objective we share with you and a key reason for encouraging and supporting the administration of the PATs.

If you have registered one or more students in grade 6 or 9, we are seeking your assistance in ensuring that they write the PATs. We are aware, however, that as part of the 2020/21 School Re-Entry Plan, changes have been announced regarding PAT administration for 2020/21, and we wish to continue supporting programming decisions made at your school.

We ask that you remind your student(s) and their guardian(s) about the PATs and inform us regarding your direction for these tests as soon as possible. We rely on you to communicate with and inform the guardians of all students, including those needing accommodations, even though ADLC has provided the instruction.  

As a service provider and partner, we will share student results with you, their resident school authority. The results of ADLC’s registered cohort are available to your school staff, school authorities, parents and the public. 

Thank you in advance for working with us. Please contact ADLC Principal Steven Kaplan at steven.kaplan@adlc.ca, if you have any questions or concerns.