COVID-19: Accessing ADLC Resources

With the emergence of COVID-19, we would like to remind you that we provide free access to course resources to all schools in the province. View full details


October 2019 Feedback Results Summary

In October 2019, we sent a three-question feedback request to 1,778 distance education facilitators and administrators listed in our Student Information System (SIS). We thank those that responded, and we look forward to gathering feedback in the future. Below is a summary of the responses. What we learned through the results and comments:  About 70%...

SIS Change: 60-Day Default End-date for 1-Credit CTS Courses

To improve the timeline accuracy for 1-credit CTS courses, ADLC has implemented a default 60-day timeline end date (different from the expiration date - students are not withdrawn on the timeline end date). DE Facilitators can view and manually adjust the timeline start and end dates in our Student Information System (SIS). The automated withdrawal...
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Exemplary Teacher Award – Jessica Luciuk

Congratulations to one of our own! "Jessica is the Career and Technology Studies/Phys Ed and CALM department head at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC). Jessica cares about the well-being of each member of her team. She supports, guides and encourages all with compassion, understanding and professionalism. Jessica’s team says, “Her strong work ethic and...
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Concurrent Registrations & Prerequisites

ADLC is pleased to provide flexible opportunities for schools and school authorities for their students when it comes to programming flexibility and options. One such option has recently caused some confusion and frustration with our affiliations and their students, as well as raised some concerns in terms of student learning and pedagogy. The issue is...

Waiving Prerequisites for ADLC Courses

The principal of the school, where the primary registration is held, has the authority and responsibility for waiving prerequisites for courses. Principals do not currently have access in PASI to complete the process for waiving prerequisites for ADLC courses.  To waive prerequisites for ADLC courses, the school principal, holding the primary student registration, is to...
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Parent/Guardian Contact Information

Parents of students registered in courses that include subject-matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion or human sexuality are required to be informed of such as per section 58.1(1) of the Education Act. For students registered in Student Instruction (SI) versions of Career and Life Management (CALM), with the Human Sexuality component, or any...
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Welcome back to a new school year with ADLC!

As schools across Alberta busily prepare for students and families, we too are gearing up for another action-packed year.  Supporting Your Students in Your Schools Last year, we made changes aimed at improving ADLC’s services to school authorities. Our teachers were relocated to a single location in Barrhead to leverage collaboration. We tightened our expectations...
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SIS Change: Aboriginal Self-Identification – Registration Process

To follow through on an expectation of Alberta Education, we ask for your help in completing the newly added Aboriginal self-identification question in the student registration process in our Student Information System (SIS). Although the choice for parents/guardians to identify the student as Aboriginal is voluntary, it helps to determine the number of First Nations, Métis and...
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SIS Change: Validating User Information – External Users

Up-to-date records are important. We have implemented a feature in our Student Information System (SIS) that prompts affiliation super users, external teachers and students each year to verify their information. For information on how this works, please see our training doc.
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ADLC & Provincial Achievement Tests

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...