Adult Day School

The Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning (located at 36 Regatta Avenue, Richmond Hill) is a place that gives adults the opportunity to return to school to pursue the goals they originally set out for themselves. Our students are very successful, many going on to University, College or upgrading themselves to a level that allows them to obtain the career they desire. All courses are credit programs and count towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

The Adult Day School operates on a quadmester system, five days a week. There are four entry points per year to allow students ample opportunity and flexibility to join classes based on their work/family schedules. A maximum of two courses are taken per quadmester, giving students time to focus on a limited number of subjects, including ESL.

Students ages 18 to 20 (non-graduates with 20 or more secondary credits) are required to submit a Recommendation to Attend form (PDF) that has been completed by their designated YRDSB home school in order to register. 

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Credit Course Inquiries


Students who have never studied in Canada and those who wish to take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses must take an ESL Assessment. The next assessment date will be in August 2024 (date to be determined).

Please email adultdayschool@yrdsb.ca in late July for more information.

 

Adult Day School - Quad 4


View Yearly Course Offerings

Quad 4:

  • Starts Friday, April 19, 2024. 

  • Ends Thursday, June 20, 2024.

  • The morning class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

  • The afternoon class will run from 12:10 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.  

  • Classes will be held either in person at Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning or remotely. Remote classes will be delivered online following a synchronous learning model. There will be no hybrid classes. 

  • Students will be required to attend classes at the scheduled times.

As indicated in the Privacy Considerations for Hybrid Learning 2021-2022 (PDF) “students learning remotely should use both their audio and video when participating in collaborative activities in order to maximize connections with their peers and teacher(s) during Google Meet/Zoom sessions.”

In addition, there are times during assessments and presentations when you may be required to turn on your camera.

 

Registration 

Registration for Quad 4 will open Thursday, April 4, 2024.

If you require assistance with course selection and would like to book an In-Person registration appointment, please email adultdayschool.guidance@yrdsb.ca

Step 1: Review Course Offerings

View Yearly Course Offerings.

 

Step 2: Course Selection

Complete the Continuing Education Services Registration Form,  choose Adult Day School as your program type and select your courses.  Please note that courses are free of cost for Ontario residents.

Step 1: Review Course Offerings

View Yearly Course Offerings.

 

Step 2: Course Selection

Complete the Continuing Education Services Registration Form,  choose Adult Day School as your program type and select your courses. Please note that courses are free of cost for Ontario residents.

 

Step 3: Documentation

In order to register,  submit your most recent transcript or Credit Counselling Summary to adultdayschool@yrdsb.ca

You will be contacted to book an appointment to review your documentation. You will require: ​

  • Proof of Status in Canada

  • Proof of Ontario Residency

  • One piece of ID must include a photo

Please note your registration is not complete until all required documentation has been reviewed.


Step 4: Non Graduates Under the Age of 21 

You also need to make arrangements to have an administrator from your home school submit a Recommendation to Attend form (PDF) to adultdayschool@yrdsb.ca