The Independent Learning Centre is Ontario’s Distance Education program, specifically focusing on high school education years, but also providing curriculum plans for the elementary school. Students who take their courses and programs through the ILC can receive an official government-issued Ontario high school diploma (OSSD).
The process for enrolment is as indicated on our web site –student gets a homeschooling letter signed by the Board and selects a course. If the student has been studying secondary courses at home, we ask for the names of the courses and the topics covered. I would review the information and make suggestions as to the missing required courses for diploma purposes and make a judgment as to whether or not the student has the background to take a specific course, based on the information provided. However, the student is enrolled in a course at the onset.
Support for families is the same as for all of our students. We do provide counseling for appropriate course choice, assistance with coursework,etc.
We are, in my mind respectful and supportive of our homeschooling families and want to continue to award diplomas and secondary school credits with integrity and balance that supports all of our students.