Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre
500 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON
Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Adult Learning Centre (BCALC) offers a variety of credit courses for students wishing either to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma or needing to upgrade in preparation for college or university admission requirements. The Ed-Vance Program is for students aged 18-21, and the Adult Program is for students who are 21 years of age and over. Both programs offer preparation for the college, university, and workplace. We also offer Co-Operative Education, English as a Second Language, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
Ed-Vance (18-21 years), nurtures Student Success. Our teachers are committed to differentiated instruction and our approach caters to the whole learner. Students’ needs shape and drive programming. We offer Credit Recovery, Special Education, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), and Dual Credit Programs. We also have a Daily Breakfast Program, Lunch & Learn, and extra-curricular activities. Students also have access to counselling, a Social Worker, and a Public Health Nurse. Read more about Ed-Vance Program
Adult Credit Program
The Adult Credit Program offers credit courses for students who are 21 years of age or older. Students become eligible to receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma when they complete 30 credits, the Ontario Literacy Credit and 40 hours of Community Volunteer work. Students prepare for university, community college, apprenticeship and/or work through participation in a pursuit of academic success. The program is available to students from a variety of backgrounds.
Special Education Program
The Special Education program provides students with developmental disabilities academic skills, independent daily living and social skills, and community skills.We provide a supportive environment that focuses on the individual needs of our learners. Our goal is to help students develop to their fullest potential and work toward independence.
Essential Skills Upgrading (non-credit)
Essential Skills Upgrading (formerly Literacy & Basic Skills) helps learners improve reading, writing, math, and basic computer skills. This non-credit program help adults (19+) work towards goals, including entry to Adult Credit Program, college upgrading programs, employment or greater independence. Please contact (416) 394-3809 to find out more information.
Non-Credit English as a Second Language (ESL)
Non-Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is for students 18 years or older who want to improve their English listening, speaking and writing skills. Instruction is based on the Canadian language Benchmarks system for language proficiency, the national standard for second-language learners of English in Canada.
Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program
Studio 500 Pre-Apprenticeship Program prepares you with the skills necessary to launch your career as an Apprentice Hairstylist. Classes are taught by experienced industry professionals in fully equipped and modern classrooms. For more information, please visit www.studio500.tdsb.on.ca or call (416) 394-6961.