Chinook's Edge School Division

Adult Students

Adult students are mature students who have turned 20 years old prior to September 1st of a school year.  As such, their education is no longer funded by the Alberta Government and those wishing to upgrade must cover the cost of their education.  The current adult rate through Career High Schools is $550.00 for a 5 credit course, or $110.00 for a 1 credit course plus a $104.00 one time school fee.  Adults wishing to garner this service can access career/educational planning and counseling; as well as learn about the short cuts and advantages given to adult students.

Alberta Works provides the forms and advice required for government funding that is available for adult students.  Please contact Courtney Hitchcock (403) 986-1980 or email: courtney@bgsenterprises.com if you would like to apply for part-time funding with Alberta Works.  The Alberta Works Office office is located  in the Ralph Klein Centre at the CLC in Olds (4500 - 50th St) to pick up application forms.

A mature student, for Alberta High School Diploma purposes, has many criteria, please come in and discuss this with us.  Achieving an Alberta High School Diploma is summarized in this brochure.  We will be happy to meet with any adult student to review their options.

A mature student may earn senior high school credits after successfully completing:

  • courses offered in a regular accredited school
  • courses offered under extension programs
  • courses offered by the Alberta Distance Learning Centre
  • a diploma examination conducted by Alberta Education with or without formal course instruction.

GED Preparation Courses

GED books are available for purchase from Olds Career High School. The GED exam is written at designated locations in Alberta.

 High School Equivalency Diploma for Mature Students

An alternative to obtaining your High School Diploma; Alberta offers a High School Equivalency Diploma.  There are two other options available to mature students, they are outlined in the following links to Albertas Guide to Education