Tips for Success
Returning to school as an adult is a big step to improve your future. We will support you in making this a good experience. Here are some ways to help you learn:
There is nothing that takes the place of being present for the teacher’s presentation, class discussion and the chance to ask questions. Check your schedule carefully for the months of the course and don’t book any appointments during school time.
Be on time
We appreciate that in adult life, from time to time, situations can occur that cause you to be late, but a pattern of lateness is not acceptable. If you arrive late to class, please treat the teacher and the rest of the class with respect by not disturbing or interrupting them.
Have the required class materials
Make sure you have the appropriate textbooks, notebooks, instruments and anything else required for your class.
Review your Student Handbook
AEC - Summer 2016 Student Handbook.pdf
Discuss difficulties with your teacher or counsellor
There may be times when it is hard to balance school, work and home life. You may feel you cannot prepare an assignment in time or cannot be ready for an upcoming evaluation. This may cause you to think about missing a test or dropping a course. If this happens, it is important to speak about your concerns early with your teacher, or with one of the counsellors or the administrator. If you wait until the day the work is due or test day, it may be too late for us to help you solve problems. Working together is easier than trying on your own.
Things to remember
- Arrive at least 15 minutes before your class to find a parking place and be prepared for class.
- Your teacher will provide you with a course outline, which will include expectations, how you will be evaluated, and the materials you will require.
- The teacher and administration at the school will review expectations regarding the importance of being on time, attending class regularly, and our related policies.
- Bring a three-ring binder with a good supply of paper, pens and pencils and depending on your schedule, lunch, or money for the cafeteria.