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ADLC Course Content Review Update

Partner Schools and Teachers In response to the discovery of inappropriate content in a Social Studies course previously distributed by ADLC, specifically in reference to Residential School experiences, ADLC has implemented a systematic review of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit content in all of its courses.Starting on September 24, 2018, with the assistance and guidance...

Working to support Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. During the last week of September many PHPS schools will be encouraging students to wear orange as part of a growing movement of reconciliation and learning of the impact of residential schools. The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Walking Together project describes how Orange Shirt Day grew out of a former student’s...

Apology from Superintendent David Garbutt

On behalf of Pembina Hills Public Schools and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC), I extend a sincere apology for the inappropriate and offensive content in one of our print courses. As a division, we accept full responsibility, and are committed to ensuring this does not happen again. The content in the document absolutely does not...

SIS Change: Enrollment Reinstatements and Extensions

Student Information System (SIS) Update ADLC is continually improving our systems and policies to serve our partner schools better. What’s new? Affiliation Super Users can now extend and reinstate student enrollments.  Please see the following guides for more information: Reinstating an Enrollment Extending an Enrollment These guides can also be found on the SIS Training...

Welcome to 2018-19

From all of us here at ADLC, we say, “Welcome back to school!” We hope that you’ve had an exciting and successful back-to-school start-up. We are pleased to be working with you again this year. We have recently undergone several changes intended to improve student success, learning, and achievement and are confident that we will...

Exams Update for Adult Students

Dear adult student, On April 10, 2018, I wrote to you about the changes that were taking place at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) that were effective May 1, 2018.You will recall that the Vista Virtual School is now accepting adult registrations and has taken over former ADLC campuses in both Edmonton and Calgary....

Supporting your students in your schools

ADLC is restructuring to serve schools and students better. Can our students still use ADLC to complete courses? Yes, ADLC continues to provide Student Instruction services to school aged Alberta students with online and print course options from grades 1-12. Can teachers still use ADLC resources? Yes, teachers in Alberta School Authorities can continue to...

SIS Change: 60 Days Stalled

Similar to the 60 Days (no start) Withdrawal, ADLC is introducing a 60 Days Stalled process in lieu of the previous practice beginning early June. As our goal is to ensure student success, regular submission of assessments  allows students to move at a pace that is conducive to learning. What does this mean for your...

An Open Letter from Principal McCallum

Dear adult students, Every school year has its unique challenges and changes. ADLC is no exception as we look forward to the next school year (2018/19). One of the big differences between ADLC and most schools is that some changes we make for the upcoming school year take effect on May 1, when students can...

Delisted and TS Only Courses

As of May 1, ADLC will no longer accept new registrations for select French Immersion (FI) and CTS & PEC sections and courses.Due to low enrolment, the following French Immersion sections are being delisted:All French Immersion Science (SI)All French Immersion CTS (SI)Some French Immersion Math (SI)Some French Language Arts (SI)All French Immersion option and non-academic courses...