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
2017-18 AEC Student Handbook - Day - Night.pdf
Discuss concerns with
1) your teacher,
2) your Guidance Counsellor, or
3) the Student Support Teacher
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.
a) Individual Supports
- full time social worker
- two student support teachers for students with special education needs (formal or informal)
- full time guidance counsellor
- two Instructional Technology Assistants to assist staff and students with teaching and learning with technology
b) Services to Support our Learners
- open gym at lunch
- games/puzzle area
- hallway of reflection – students contribute their thoughts to a weekly prompt
- meditation Mondays – staff and students are lead lead through some mindful exercises Mondays at lunch
- Student Centre as a collaborative learning environment
c) Workshops etc…
- YMCA Workshop Series (Job Search, Resume Writing, Interview Skills)
- presentations by individual Colleges and Universities
- OSAP and Financial Aid
- Certification Training: Food Handler and Smart Serve
- Financial Literacy