Adult Education

Adult Learning Program (ALP) Level 2 & 3

All adult learning programs are free for adults 18 and over who have not been in the public school program for at least one year. Enrolment is continuous – enrol when it is convenient for you. Learn at your own pace on a part-time or full-time basis. 

The Adult Learning Program Levels 2 & 3 focus on improving skills in reading, writing, and math to work toward earning your high school diploma or equivalency.  

You have the opportunity to progress to ALP Level 4, delivered by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), to earn your adult high school diploma.

Adult Learning Program (ALP) Level 4

If you left high school without a diploma, this program gives you the chance to earn one as an adult. Getting a high school diploma prepares you for success in the next stage of your life – whether it's to advance your career or continue to college or university studies. 

The Adult Learning Program level 4 is delivered by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Evening Class

Evening class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

E3: Education, Essential Skills, Empowerment

E3 is designed for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, digital, and personal development skills to reach learning and employment goals. You will develop transferrable skills through participation in the community, skill exploration, and real-world learning experiences. 

Our E3 Program follows the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) curriculum framework:

General Educational Development (GED) Preparation

The GED Prep program offers classes and resources to help you prepare for the GED tests at no charge

The General Educational Development (GED) is an internationally recognized high school equivalency testing program. 

It’s a series of five tests for individuals who don’t have a high school diploma:

To pass the GED, you need a score of at least 450 on each of the 5 tests. When you pass all 5 tests, you get a GED Certificate. The GED is free for Nova Scotia residents. 

You can find out more about GED test subjects on the official Canadian GED website.

The authorized study guide we recommend is the Steck – Vaughn Complete Canadian GED Preparation.


Our programs are designed to serve Nova Scotian adults who want to: improve their essential skills which include reading, math, computer, and other important academic and workplace skills; work towards a high school diploma or equivalency; and/or upgrade their high school credits to qualify for post-secondary education.

For programs offered at Community Learning Organizations and to write the GED, NSSAL learners must be:


* This eligibility requirement does not apply to a Deaf learner.

Contact us today to discover which program is right for you!