Principal's Message


Welcome to the Adult HS, Ottawa's leading secondary school for adult students! 

Students are our focus. As part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, we offer a myriad of course opportunities to complete a Ontario Secondary School Diploma on a path towards University, College, Apprenticeship, and/or the World of Work. Serving over 1300 students, we offer rich, diverse adult classrooms where students have the opportunity to use their life experiences to delve into engaging courses and to access a broad curriculum. 

Your success is our goal! Our strong, committed, knowledgeable staff of 75 work collaboratively to foster your success. This begins with your commitment to attend your classes daily and to complete all work and evaluations assigned so teachers may measure the extent of your learning.  However, we fully recognize and support that adult students may have additional responsibilities, including work, family, and other time commitments. 

Our caring Student Services Department hopes to engage with you to understand your individual needs as a student, and to connect you with community resources as necessary to help you reach your goals. 

We also respect the fact that you may be coming to us with educational documents and life experiences from other parts of the globe. We work hard to engage you in our Prior Learning, Assessment and Recognition process in hopes of granting Ontario credit equivalencies that will expedite the time it will take you to earn your diploma. 

If you would like to find out more about our school, we invite you to our Adult HS website which includes information useful to mature students and newcomers to Canada, as well as information about academics, athletics, and the school library.  

At Adult High School, you will find we care deeply for all of our students; we strive to offer "Education for Life."


Bruce Whitehead

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