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Assistance Available?- Returning to High School 

cassy77
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Posted On: 4/8/2016
cassy77
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hello

i dont know if i am at the right department or if you can help if not would you happen to know someone that could if so please let me know when you reply.

hello  i am a 26 year old female i was unable to go to high school due to medical reasons but i am wanting to enroll in an online high school diploma school but i am on odsp

and i was wondering if you guys help with the tuition for online high school for adults,

if not do you know of anyone that does help with tuition or give loans or grants for adults enrolling in online schooling for high school diploma if not do you know if anyone helps with adult on ODSP with tuition for online high school diploma weather its a grant a loan or anything else

any type of help or do you know who i can contact for help?

hope to hear from you soon bye for now oh

an it would have to be someone that helps for canadians as i live in ontario, also yesterday I was told by a odsp worker but it wasnt my worker i was just dropping a paper off and i asked if odsp helps pay for adult to return to high school or online high school and she said they do i asked because i am wanting to enroll in an online high school diploma program do you know how it works and how much they give also does odsp help with school supplies because i will need a lap top to do the online high school if they dont can you use your start up benefit for a laptop?

i have been on odsp for like 4-5 years and have never used the start up benefit any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted On: 4/14/2016
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Hello Cassy,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

You can find some information regarding what is available to get your high school diploma on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website.

Here is an excerpt,

Getting Your High School Diploma

Many school boards offer courses to help you get your high school diploma (the Ontario Secondary School Diploma).

School boards may offer classes during the day or at night to make it easier for working adults. These may include distance learning, or teacher-led online courses.

Contact your local school board if you need help picking courses or have questions.

The Independent Learning Centre offers many credit courses to do at home.

Services are free. To find classes in your area, call Employment Ontario (1-800-387-5656), TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339. You can also search under "Adult High School Credit Programs" on the Employment Ontario website.


As it suggests on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website, you may want to contact your local school board for help picking courses and for additional information.

You may also want to go to the Independent Learning Centre or contact them for information regarding the credit courses to do at home.

It also suggests that you search under "Adult High School Credit Programs" on the Employment Ontario website.

It is also best that you contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office and your ODSP Caseworker directly for definitive information regarding your options and what type of assistance may be available.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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