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General
What is the difference between a High School Diploma, a GED Certificate and a Mature Student High School Diploma?
  1. In Manitoba, to earn a High School Diploma (English), a student must successfully complete 30 compulsory and optional credits across Grades 9 to 12.
  2. The GED, General Education Diploma, is a test one can take to evaluate their ability and understanding of high school subject areas. It is NOT a replacement for a high school diploma. Completing and passing the GED will earn you a GED Certificate only. Normally, post-secondary institutions do not accept the GED Certificate in place of the (Mature Student) High School Diploma. https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/all/ged/
  3. The Mature Student High School Diploma is an alternative route to graduation available to students who meet the mature student eligibility requirements. Students seeking a Manitoba Mature Student High School Diploma need 8 credits to graduate.
  • At least 4 of those credits must be at grade 12 level (40S or 41G) and must include English and Math.
  • The remaining 4 credits can include any optional courses that we offer at our adult learning centre.
Can I take courses at an Adult Learning Centre if I have earned my Grade 12 High School Diploma, but require upgrading for university entrance?

Yes, a student can upgrade at our adult learning centre by providing a copy of their transcript and/or Grade 12 High School Diploma.

Students who are upgrading, who have already achieved grade 12 graduation in Canada or elsewhere, are encouraged to take 4 credits, including English 40S and Math 40S, to receive an upgrading completion certificate.

Can I take classes at more than one MITT Adult Learning Centre in a school year?

Yes, many of our current students take courses at multiple Adult learning Centers to complete the requirements of their Mature Student High School Diploma or upgrading requirements to enter postsecondary institutions.

In order to schedule realistic timetables, students should consider their current work and/or family obligations and travel time, before signing up for multiple ALCs or courses.

How do I register for classes?

Review our Application Process to view the steps to apply at our adult learning centre.

What are the costs of attending classes at an Adult Learning Centre?

There is a $40 annual registration fee for attending classes at our Adult Learning Centre.

There are no additional costs for tuition. A refundable textbook deposit may be required in some courses.

What classes are offered?

Our Adult Learning Centre’s regular school year operates from September to June. Daytime classes run mornings from 9:30 AM -12:00 PM, and afternoons from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM for 9 weeks.

We do not offer any evening or summer classes at St. Vital Adult learning Center.

What supplies will I need for my classes?

Supplies for classes vary from class to class; however, you should come to your first class prepared with a binder, paper, and a pen/pencil for notetaking. Please ask your instructor if any additional supplies are needed.

Normally, the school does not provide students with school supplies, but there may be a deposit for textbooks, novels and/or calculators that is refundable on return of the item(s).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) identifies and recognizes the skills and knowledge a person has acquired not only through formal training, but also on the job, at home and in the community.

Adult Learning Center promotes and supports the development and implementation of RPL.

RPL can include:

  • Work experience – paid and unpaid
  • Volunteer work
  • School credits
  • Military experience
  • Travel
  • Hobbies
  • Independent study
  • Family and life experiences
How do I apply for RPL? What is the process?

Contact the Educational Director of the adult learning centre(s) to discuss whether your informal, non-formal or formal learning matches any course descriptions and whether you would like to continue with the RPL process.

If you and the Education Director agree to proceed with RPL, the Director and the student must agree on the method(s) of assessment that is expected and when the work is to be completed. The Director may invite a teacher to discuss the assessment methods and timeline with you.

Once you have completed the course work and the assessment of the course material/exam is done, the Director and/or teacher will grade your work. If you are successful, then you will be granted credit and a grade for the course(s). If you are unsuccessful, you will not be granted credit but your grade will show up on your transcript

Prior Credit Transfer
I went to high school in Manitoba, but I did not graduate with a High School Diploma. Can any of my previous courses be transferred towards earning a Mature Student High School Diploma?

Students who have taken high school courses in Manitoba might be able to have up to six (6) courses transferred towards their Mature Student High School Diploma.

Students should provide copies of these transcripts to the adult learning centre(s) so that the Education Director can evaluate whether any of the completed and passed courses, Grades 9–12, are eligible for transfer credit.

Please note that we will do our best to transfer credits, but it is not always possible to give credits.

I took high school courses in another Canadian province, can these courses be transferred towards earning a Mature Student High School Diploma?

Students who have taken high school courses in other Canadian provinces may have up to six (6) courses transferred towards their Mature Student High School Diploma.

Students should provide copies of these transcripts to the adult learning centre(s) so that the Education Director can evaluate whether any of the non-Manitoba/ out-of-province courses, Grades 9 – 12 equivalents, are eligible for transfer credit.

For more information see the Evaluating Non-Manitoba Course Completions for Senior Years Credits document.

Please note that we will do our best to transfer credits, but it is not always possible to give credits.

I took high school courses in another country, but I didn’t graduate with a High School Diploma. Can any of my courses be transferred towards earning a Mature Student High School Diploma?

Students transferring to Manitoba’s school system as resident pupils should have their courses evaluated to determine whether Manitoba credit(s) can be granted.

Students who have taken high school courses outside of Manitoba, but have not graduated with a high school diploma, may have up to six (6) courses transferred towards their Mature Student High School Diploma.

Please note that we will do our best to transfer credits, but it is not always possible to give credits.

I completed a High School Diploma in another country, can any of my courses be transferred towards a Mature Student High School Diploma in Manitoba?

If the student, has graduated from a high school program outside of Canada that has a Grade 12 equivalent to a Manitoba High School Diploma, but the out-of-country Diploma is not accepted by post-secondary institutions in Manitoba, the student can upgrade by taking courses at the adult learning centre.

Normally, these students are required to take Grade 12 courses in Math, English or Science to meet the entrance requirements of colleges or universities in Manitoba.

Note: Students should find out which Grade 12 courses specifically meet the entrance requirements for the post-secondary program(s) they would like to pursue before registering for classes at an adult learning centre. There are different types of Math, English and Science courses. Please visit our Course Descriptions page for this list and its descriptions.

I speak a language other than English and French. Can I get credit for my language skills?

Yes, students who are proficient in languages other than English or French may earn up to four (4) credits through the Special Language Credit Option. See Special Language Credit Option or SVAE school staff for more information.

Please note that we will do our best to transfer credits, but it is not always possible to give credits.

Graduation
What are the requirements for graduating with a Mature Student High School Diploma?

In order to obtain a Mature Student High School Diploma, you will need at least eight (8) credits to graduate.

  • Four (4) credits: Only Grade 12 courses at 40S level, which includes two (2) mandatory courses, English 40S credit and Math 40S credit.

PLUS

  • Four (4) credits: Electives/Additional courses at any level from Grades 9 – 12
If I already graduated with a Manitoba Mature Student High School Diploma, and I have now completed the requirements for a High School Diploma, can I be issued a Manitoba High School Diploma?

Manitoba will only issue one High School Diploma. Eligible students may graduate with a Manitoba High School Diploma OR a Manitoba Mature Student High School Diploma.

I lost my diploma. How do I get it replaced?

Mature Student High School Diplomas are issued by the adult learning centre from which you graduated. Once issued, a diploma cannot be replaced or reissued.