Student Services

Welcome to BALC Student Services

At BALC our student services department is here to help, guide, and support you to achieve your academic goals.

We also offer support for your mental health and well being.

Continue to check our website for registration updates, ways to connect with us, and special events we are hosting.

We look forward to getting to work with each and every one of you.

The Student Services Team


Meredith Austin

Student and Enrolment Services

Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall Toronto, ON M9B 2C4

416-394-7130 Ext 20044

meredith.austin@tdsb.on.ca


Quentin Jobs

Program Team Leader

English, ESL, Social Sciences

Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall Toronto, ON M9B 2C4

quentin.jobs@tdsb.on.ca

Important Information

Diplomas and transcripts are available for pick up in our main office from July 4th - 18th from 9:30- 2:30

The guidance office will be closed from June 30th to August 29th

Emails and phone messages will not be monitored during the summer break, we will endeavor to get back to you when we return.



City of Toronto Fair Transit Discount & Complimentary presto cards

The Program is a City of Toronto poverty reduction initiative to make public transit more affordable for low-income Toronto residents.


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Getting your Diploma


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

  • Successful completion of Literacy requirement

  • 30 credits (18 compulsory and 12 optional)

Compulsory Credits (Total of 18)

4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

  • The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) may be used to meet either the Grade 11 or the Grade 12 English compulsory credit requirement.

  • For English language learners, the requirement may be met through earning a maximum of 3 credits in English as a second language (ESL) or English literacy development (ELD); the fourth credit must be a Grade 12 compulsory English course.

3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)

2 credits in science

1 credit in the arts

1 credit in Canadian geography (Grade 9)

1 credit in Canadian history (Grade 10)

1 credit in French as a second language

1 credit in health and physical education

0.5 credit in career studies

0.5 credit in civics

3 additional credits, consisting of 1 credit from each of the following groups:


Group 1:

English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course), French as a second language, classical languages, international languages, Native languages, Canadian and world studies, Native studies, social sciences and humanities, guidance and career education, cooperative education

Group 2:

French as a second language, the arts, business studies, health and physical education, cooperative education

Group 3:

French as a second language, science (Grades 11 or 12), computer studies, technological education, cooperative education


Note:

The following conditions apply to selections from the above three groups:

  • A maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language may count as additional compulsory credits, 1 credit from Group 1, and 1 credit from either Group 2 or Group 3.

  • A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education may count as additional compulsory credits, selected from any of Groups 1, 2, or 3.

Ontario Secondary Literacy Requirement

Students must write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which is created and marked by the Ministry of Education or take the OLC4O course in order to meet the requirement.

More information about the OSSLT