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|Independent Learning Centre|
2180 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2T1
|School type||Distance Education/Homeschool|
|Motto||Ontario's Designated Provider of Distance Education|
|Grades||9 to 12 (Secondary)|
|Enrollment||22,000 (2014 approx.)|
|CEO, TVO||Lisa de Wilde|
|Vice President, Digital Education||Karen Grose|
The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is the Canadian province of Ontario's designated provider of distance education and the exclusive provider of General Educational Development (GED) Testing in Ontario.
The ILC has a mandate from the Ontario Ministry of Education to provide: an alternative source of public education in English and French; services that are complementary and equivalent to public school boards such as delivering credit courses, providing student support and granting the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); technology-enhanced education using new media to deliver online learning resources and facilitate student support in a blended learning format; and GED Testing
The Independent Learning Centre offers Ontario Ministry of Education approved distance education courses including high-school credit courses listed in the e-guide, credit and non-credit courses in English as a Second Language (ESL).
Students can earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma upon successfully completing an ILC high school course. Courses are available in all pathways: Academic, Applied, and Open for Grades 9 and 10; College Preparation, University Preparation, Workplace Preparation, and Open for Grades 11 and 12. The ILC can help students arrange to complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test and community involvement activities.
GED Testing permits adults, aged 18 and over, who have been out of school for more than one year, and not completed high school the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge and skills associated with, and comparable to high school completion. To earn the GED Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate a candidate must complete a series of tests covering mathematics, science, reading, writing and critical thinking skills. The Independent Learning Centre administers GED Testing at locations around Ontario.
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