Adult High School (Ottawa)

The Adult High School is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board high school for adults in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is the only regular high school entirely for adults in the province of Ontario. Current enrollment is some 1200 students. It is located at 300 Rochester St. southwest of downtown in the Little Italy neighbourhood. The adult education program was founded in 1983. In 1983 it was located in the complex of the Ottawa High School of Commerce at 300 Rochester St. Over time enrolment in the High School of Commerce gradually decreased and the adult programme expanded until in 1990 the Commerce school was closed and the Adult High School took over the entire structure. Legally it is a regular high school, and follows the standard Province of Ontario curriculum. Students are full-time and attend teacher-led classes from September to June. Students at AHS must be over eighteen years of age and have been out of high school for one year. The school offers specialized teaching for older students, and has programs for those with mental or physical disabilities. It also has English as a Second Language programs as many students are immigrants whose high school diplomas are not recognized in Canada. In 2001, 45% of the school's students had a language other than English as a first language. The school also operates a full service day care for students with children. The school has had considerable success in giving its students the necessary skills to find employment. More details on Wikipedia