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.

Our school runs on a quadmestered (quads) based cycle . There are 4 quads each one lasts 45 days. Quad 1- September to November, Quad 2 - November to January, Quad 3 - February to April, Quad 4 - April to June.

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

The Student Services Team

Paige Paz


Program Team Leader

Student and Enrolment Services

Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall Toronto, ON M9B 2C4

416-394-7130 Ext 20044   

Jon Goold


Program Team Leader


Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall Toronto, ON M9B 2C4

Regular Day Schedule

8:25 - 10:25             Period 1

10:25 -10:35             Break

10:35 -12:35          Period 2

12:35 - 1:15              Lunch

1:15 - 3:15               Period 3*

*Only some period 3 classes are online

Late Start Schedule

9:40 - 11:15              Period 1

11:15 -11:25                Break

11:25 -1:00               Period 2

1:00 - 1:40                   Lunch

1:40 - 3:15                Period 3*

Important Dates 


Apr. 24: Quad 4 begins (see above for class times)

Apr. 29: Last day for timetable changes

May. 02: Late start (see above for class times)

May. 20: Victoria day (no classes)

May. 23: Mid term

June. 4 - 7th: Course selection for current students

June. 6: Late start (see above for class times)

June. 12: Last day to drop courses

June. 14: School BBQ.

June. 21: Period 2 Exams

June. 24: Period 3 Exams

June. 25: Period 1 Exams

June. 25: Graduation - PSW and CCA students

June. 26: Exam return day

June. 27: PA Day (no classes)

June 28: Graduation day. Start time 11:00 am

Getting your Diploma

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

Compulsory Credits (Total of 18)

4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

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


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

Ontario Secondary Literacy Requirement

     You must write the OLC4O course in order to graduate with a high school diploma.

More information about the OSSLT


Monday • Sports Activities in the Gym • Dance Club in the Auditorium 

Tuesday • Sports Activities in the Gym • Chess Club in Room 111 • English tutoring in Room 222 • Mindfulness Meditation in Room 129 • Resume Workshops in Room 203 

Wednesday • Sports Activities in the Gym • Karaoke Club in the Auditorium • Cooking Club in Room 104 • Art Club in Room 125 • Science tutoring in Room 209

Thursday • Sports Activities in the Gym • Chess Club in Room 111 • Poetry Club in Room 219 • Math tutoring in Room 213 

Friday • Sports Activities in the Gym • ESL/ELL Club in Room 102 • GSA – Room 129

If you have an idea for a club or activity that you would like to run at lunch, please let us know. We will gladly help support you with any necessary materials. 

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