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Teacher Support Service Reminder

ADLC is pleased to offer our courses to partner schools as resources. These teacher support courses are not taught by ADLC teachers. Instead, schools use the course content in part or in whole, and teaching and assessing is done by the local school’s teachers.   We wish to remind our Partner school authorities that ADLC...

SIS Changes: 60 Day Withdrawal Process, Communication Window

60-Day Non-starter Enrollment Withdrawal In the Fall of 2017, we introduced the 90-Day withdrawal process as a way to encourage students to begin their courses fairly soon after registration. Evidence suggested that students are motivated at the time of registration and, therefore, more likely to successfully complete their courses. Based on analysis and feedback received...
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Course Offering Update – ELA9, Social Studies

New course versions now available! English Language Arts 9 (Student Instruction only) Social Studies 9-4, 10-4, 20-4 (Teacher Support only) View our Course Listing for a complete list of courses we offer.

Exemplary Community Partner Award – Stephen Lush

For the past 3 years, Bentley School Teacher Stephen Lush and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) teacher Eliise Jeffers have been working together to deliver the Service Rig Floorhand course to his students.  Jeffers says, “I see Stephen as an equal partner in the work we do together to support his students throughout the...

Course Offering Update

Second Languages, CTS and CALM Second Language Courses Last school year, some language programs at ADLC, such as French Immersion and the French, Spanish and German programs, were under review. In June 2018, we decided to continue to offer the following Second Language courses: ESL levels 2-5 – online, TS only French 10, 20, and...

ADLC Calendar Structure Changes

What changed? In June 2018, the Pembina Hills School Board approved a recommendation for changes to the ADLC calendar, starting in the 2018/19 school year. ADLC teachers will begin their school year as determined by the Pembina Hills Public Schools (PHPS) Calendar. The rest of the ADLC teachers’ work year is designed to match high...

Course Content Review Update

In response to First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) material found in courses made available through ADLC that was identified as inappropriate, a team of FNMI Content Specialists has been formed to review ADLC Courses specifically for references on Residential Schools. The team will identify all Residential School references, analyze them using the Alberta Education:...

International Alberta Accredited School Students Registration Expiry

Pembina Hills Public Schools (PHPS) in Barrhead, Alberta has had a service agreement with Alberta Education for a number of years for the operation of the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC). This agreement guides PHPS in the operations of ADLC and is reviewed regularly to ensure that the requirements of the service agreement are being...

Adult Student Registration Expiry

Important Notice Regarding Adult Student Registration Expiry Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) is an entity of Alberta Education, and Pembina Hills Public Schools (PHPS) is the managing school division. ADLC has a Service Agreement with Alberta Education, and this agreement guides PHPS in the operations of ADLC. The Agreement is reviewed regularly to ensure Alberta...

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...