Continuing Education


Interested in securing credits for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma?

Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) in partnership with Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Endzhi gkinoohmaading Private High School serves individuals of any age, from a variety of locations throughout Northwestern Ontario and beyond who are affiliated with a First Nation community.

Please email our for more information on our available supports and/or Grade 9 - 12 Independent Learning or Grade 12 English or Land-based Learning.






AETS Continuing Education programming is FREE. You can get your high school diploma at no cost to you.  AETS wants to make it as easy as possible for you to succeed.  The AETS Continuing Education program is offered for both on-reserve and off-reserve students, with virtual and in-person options.

Students enrolled in the Continuing Education program also have access to the following supports:  

Upgrade your skills to prepare for your next journey in college, university, apprenticeship training or employment.  The AETS Continuing Education Program offers a variety of courses, supports and pathways to help adults earn credits towards their diploma.  Check out your options and how you can continue your education with AETS.


Course List Availability:

GRADE 9 & 10:

  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition of (PLAR) available
  • PLAR allows students to gain recognition for their prior learning and
    experiences. After assessment next steps and required courses are


  • ENG3C College English
  • NBE3E English: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Voices
  • MEL3E Essential Mathematics
  • MBF3C Foundations for College Mathematics
    • IDC30 Land-Based Course

    GRADE 12:

    • ENG4C College English
    • ENG4E Workplace English
    • OLC40 Ontario Literacy Course
    • MAP4C Applied Mathematics
    • MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology
    • IDC40 Land-Based Course

    APPLY TODAY!  Select AETS & BNHS Registration Forms

    Have questions or want to get started?

    • Adrienne Vandahl, Teacher
      • Email:
      • Direct:  807-889-5995
      • Office:  807-346-0307 ext. 212
    • Zola Costa, Program Coordinator - Continuing Education
    • Associate in collaboration with AETS:

      • Rhonda LeClair (Lyons), Adult Education Principal/Teacher - Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Endzhi-gkinoohmaading Private High School
    1. Who is eligible to participate in the program?

      • Anyone 18 years of age or older.

    2. Is it too late to finish my high school diploma?

      • No! It's never too late to get your high school diploma. The faster you make the decision to go for it, the faster you'll be able to achieve your goals. Age doesn't matter. Apply today!

    3. Will it cost me a lot of money to finish my high school diploma?

      • AETS Continuing Education program is FREE. You can get your high school diploma at No cost to you. AETS wants to make it as easy as possible for you to succeed and we know that money can be an issue.

    4. Does it matter when I get started in the year?

      • You can begin your educational journey at any time.

    5. How much of my time will be invested weekly?

      • You can complete the coursework and assignments on your own schedule. You can study while working and spending time with your family.

    6. Are all continuing education courses online?

      • Most of the courses are available online. You can complete the course work whenever and wherever. The Grade 9/10 PLAR is completed in person or virtually, but only takes one to two days

    7. What is PLAR?

      • PLAR is the High School Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process. PLAR gives you high school credits based on your experience.

    8. How does PLAR work?

      • PLAR is divided into PLAR Grade 9/10 and PLAR Grade 11/12. PLAR Grad 9/10 consists of four different booklets (English, Math, Science, History and Geography). PLAR Grade 9/10 can give you up to 16 credits. PLAR Grade 11/12 can give you up to 10 credits based on your prior experiences.

    9. Can you get mature credits?

      • Yes, you can receive up to a maximum of 10 credits through the PLAR process

    10. How do I get help with my course materials?

      • AETS has two qualified high school teachers that are available for one-to-one tutoring. The teachers are available by phone, email, Microsoft Teams and in person. The program also has a Microsoft Teams Classroom where students can meet to ask questions.

    11. Do I receive a GED or do I get my Grade 12 diploma?

      • You get your High School diploma at AETS.

    12. Do I need to have a computer to complete the courses?

      • No, you don't need a computer. The course material can be mailed to your house. However, AETS does have a laptop loan program that is available.

    13. What is Microsoft Teams?

      • Microsoft Teams is available on any device and has features designed to make students feel included, even if they're not in the classroom. Students can join and meet virtually with the teacher for tutoring assistance, chat about course assignments and work together in real time.

    14. How does Microsoft Teams work?

      • All students are sent a link to Microsoft Teams once they are registered, and they can either join a regularly scheduled Team meeting or reach out to the teacher to set up an individual meeting at any time.


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