Adult Basic Education (High School Completion)
Diploma of Academic Training
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program is a Newfoundland and Labrador provincial High School Completion program for adult learners, and is comprised of three levels: Level I refers to basic literacy and is considered equivalent to grades K-6; Level II is considered equivalent to grades 7-9; Level III is considered equivalent to grades 10-12. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 36 credits in order to graduate.
Academy Canada offers Level I (Select Locations), Level II and III of the Adult Basic Education program.
The structure of the ABE Level III program requires students to complete one of four graduation profiles. The profiles are named according to the post-secondary or employment routes which they may open for students.
These profiles will have the advantage of educating students about their post-secondary options and reinforcing the connection between the ABE program and employment and training prospects.
ABE is also available to high school graduates who would like to do specific courses as required for entrance into post-secondary programs. Students needing six or fewer credits for graduation may be eligible to transfer ABE Level III credits back to high school and receive a Newfoundland and Labrador High School Diploma.
ABE Level III graduates are eligible to attend post-secondary institutions within Newfoundland and Labrador, and elsewhere in Canada. Students should check the entrance requirements for any post-secondary program with specific institutions to ensure the correct courses are completed in ABE Level III.
Placement into Level I, II or Level III courses at Academy Canada will be determined by those courses already completed by the applicant, ABE equivalent courses, and/or grade equivalent identified using the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) Level B. Students must be at least 18 years of age, and be out of high school for at least one year in order to meet the entrance requirements.