Continue to learn with us!  


The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) believes in lifelong learning. The SCDSB's Adult and Continuing Education department serves over 10,000 students/clients each year between the ages of 4 to 80+ years of age. A wide range of programs and services are provided throughout the calendar year, including the summer.

The Learning Centres are located throughout Simcoe County, in Alliston, Barrie, Bradford, Collingwood, Midland, and Orillia. All programs are regulated and funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Our professional staff are eager to meet with you either in person or by phone. We offer free academic and career counselling and can create a personalized plan to support your education pathway. Call or visit us today!

We offer a range of programs and services for students of all ages to support our commitment to Lifelong Learning, including:


Adult education
  • Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) program (free) 
  • Adult upgrading program (free)
  • Adult credit courses to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (free)
  • Adult credit courses to prepare for apprenticeship, college, or university (prerequisites) (free)
  • Personal Support Worker program 
  • Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program (free)
  • Parent/guardian programs such as the Making a Difference Together Program 
Continuing education
  • Night School (free)
    • In-person credit courses
    • eLearning
    • adult upgrading classes
    • adult ESL classes
  • Correspondence Courses (**additional fee may apply) 
    • Online courses are free or booklet courses are $56.50 
  • Elementary summer learning programs (free)
    • Grade 6, 7 & 8 summer camps/programs
    • Grade 6, 7 & 8 English language learner (ELL) programs
  • Secondary summer learning programs (free)
    • eLearning credit courses
    • Grade 9 orientation programs (Head Start)
    • Reach-ahead credits
    • Edutravel (travel for credit programs – travel costs only)
  • International and Indigenous Languages elementary programs (free)
    • Saturday morning language classes for Grade 1-8 students
Additional services and programs 
  • Newcomer Welcome Centre (welcoming and registering students into the SCDSB) 
  • Career Centre (Barrie) serving adults and high school students 
  • International visa and exchange student admissions for the SCDSB
  • Right Turn Program