On Monday, June 21, 2010 students at Quinte Secondary School (QSS) graduated and received their Ontario secondary school diplomas. There were 111 graduates which is the highest number of graduates from QSS in recent history. Graduates ranged from ages 18 to 65.
In previous years there were on average 50 or 60 QSS graduates. Last year there were 107 graduates and now this year the number climbed even higher. Numbers of students are inclining due to the adult education program and individuals being laid off work and having to go back to school.
Among the 111 graduates was Aileen Card, an adult learner who returned to school after four decades to obtain her Ontario secondary school diploma. Not only did Aileen take home her diploma but she also received a certificate of achievement and academic excellence.
The adult education program is available to adults 18 years of age and older. The main office is located at QSS and there are other branch offices in Bancroft, Madoc, and Trenton. Students can earn their Grade 12 diploma, a college/university prerequisite, or simply upgrade their skills. All of the courses offered are high school credits. The adult education program offers several ways for students to obtain these credits. Students can earn mature/prior learning assessment recognition credits, complete correspondence courses, on-line courses, night school courses, and apprenticeship (OYAP) credits.
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