Highlights from GEDSB

Highlights from GEDSB

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GELA Annual Report

Each year, the Grand Erie Learning Alternatives (GELA) program provides an update on implementing Ministry of Education initiatives and supporting and engaging all students as they strive to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma or further their individual educational needs. GELA supports a wide range of programs for students both under and over the age of 21 as well as other Ministry initiatives and programs offered to the communities within the Board.

Some of GELA’s programs for students under the age of 21 include: Day School, School Within a College (SWAC), Night School, Summer School, eLearning, Passion Courses and Dual Credit. Some of the GELA programs that support students over the age of 21 include: Mature Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (MPLAR) program, Adult Dual Credit, eLearning, Independent Study, Family Literacy Program and the Personal Support Worker Program (featured above). Some of the other programs GELA offers through additional Ministry initiatives include: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Bridges to Success and CareerLink. Highlights from GELA’s 2017-18 Annual Report include:

Summer School 2018

  • 438 in-class credits earned out of 452 attempted (96.9% success rate)
  • 1,046 eLearning credits successfully earned out of 1,153 attempted (90.7%)
  • 1,530 overall credits earned out of 1,659 attempted (92.2% success rate) for an increase of nearly 3% from 2017
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