Graduating in Summer 2019
When Elizabeth Cashin decided to go back to school and get her high school diploma, she searched the Internet for opportunities and discovered the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Georgina, which is close to her home.
Elizabeth started by completing the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) testing to determine how many courses she needed to obtain her diploma. Once she completed the PLAR testing, Contact North | Contact Nord staff assisted her to enrol in Quinte Adult Education’s online Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
“I never finished high school because it was a stressful time in my life,” she explains. “I ended up getting a job but always regretted not finishing my diploma.” Finding an online program is perfect for Elizabeth as she continues working at her full-time job in retail and works on her courses from home in her free time. “Teachers have been great to work with, very helpful,” she says.
“It feels really good!” Elizabeth says about completing her diploma. “I put a lot of work into it.”
Elizabeth continues work and also plans to look into college programs and see what interests her.