Principal's Message


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

Students are our focus. Whether your goal is University, College, Apprenticeships or the World of Work, we offer a wide variety of courses leading to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Adult High School serves over 1300 across rich, diverse classrooms where students have the opportunity to apply their life experiences as they delve into a wide array of engaging courses. 

Your success is our goal! Our strong, committed, knowledgeable staff 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.  At the same time, we fully respect and support that adult students may have additional responsibilities, including work, family, and other time commitments and do our utmost in assisting with this life balance.  

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 background and life experiences from other parts of the globe. Where feasible, Student Services staff work hard to engage you in the 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 high school diploma. 

If you would like to find out more about our school, we invite you to browse the many other facets of our website which includes information useful to mature students returning to school after an absence and newcomers to Canada on topics ranging from academics to 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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