Encouraging lifetime learning for all ages. Students age 16 and over can earn credits or upgrade skills in any of our six Alternate Education and Training Centres. Complete a high school diploma, pursue a personal interest, explore new career options, or expand your knowledge and skills in a welcoming environment.

Earn High School credits for your work, volunteer and life experience!

Are you over 18? Have you been out of school for more than 10 months? You may qualify for equivalency credits through our PLAR and MPLAR programs. Please contact your closest AETC or click here to find out more!

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R.E.A.L. Program

The R.E.A.L. Program (Return, Earn, And Learn) allows students to earn credits towards their diploma and learn applied skills while still on the job. Students who are working may co-op at their workplace and earn credits while being paid.Learn More


An Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program student is a student who is earning cooperative education credits for work experience in any of the 147 apprenticeship occupations.Learn More

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Latest News

Session 6 Exams

  • June 26th, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  is the last day of Session 6 and Exam Day. Good [...]

Graduation Dates June 2017

  • May 9th, 2017

Gravenhurst AETC - Tuesday, June 27th, 11:00 a.m. The Dock of the Bay, Gravenhurst Wharf Fenelon [...]

Important Dates

  • April 27th, 2017

Tuesday, May 12, 2017 Last day of Session 5 and Exam Day Monday, May 15, 2017 Counselling [...]

What Students Say

I graduated from Gravenhurst AETC in 2012 and went on to earn my diploma as a Chemical Lab Technologist from St. Clair College in Windsor.  I plan to further my education and get my degree in physics.  I wish to give kudos to my teachers at GAETC.  As an assignment Mel, my english teacher, had her students write a letter about their goals and then she sends the letter 3 years later to her students.  I recently received my letter which is very cool, a testament to the support and encouragement I received from GAETC staff. Thank you. 
Jesse Ketch, AETC
A school that truly takes its time to help its students.
The teachers are very supportive and helpful. After 20 years of being out of school they made accomplishing my Gr. 12 and graduating a reality.
If it weren’t for AETC I wouldn’t be back in school.  It’s all about second chances!
Carissa, AETC
Amanda, AETC
It’s never too late to finish something you started long ago.
Jeremy, AETC
The staff here are really friendly.  They are willing to go the extra mile to help you out.
Charles, AETC
As I reflect on the time I have spent in your school, I really enjoyed the work and the fantastic staff.  I will recommend friends to pay the Alternate Education Centre a visit; you know, the people who were like me, that need that extra push to complete their grade 12.
With paid co-op, I was able to complete my grade 12 without having to give up my job and return to school full time.
Caitlin, AETC
With the support of the teachers at LAETC and the support of my employer, I successfully obtained 2 credits in a short period of time.
Caitlin, AETC