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Learn@Home General Information
Learn@Home correspondence-style courses allow you to complete course work at home on your schedule.  You submit lessons for evaluation and write exams in person at one of our office locations.  You dictate the schedule - start when you want and write your exams when you are ready*. 
Learn@Home is self-directed learning.  An ideal student is someone who is highly motivated and goal-oriented.  Some of our course materials may be available in an electronic format, however, this is not e-Learning.  A teacher is only available one night per week at our Oshawa location (September to June) for general help.
 (*Note: All Learn@Home courses have a 4 month maximum time limit – there is no minimum time limit)

Learn@Home students must;
  • be a resident of Ontario,
  • be a Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant (Note: some exceptions apply for those on work or study permits),
  • not be attending a publically funded secondary school,
  • 21 years of age or older,
are between 18 and 21 years of age and hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma,
are between 18 and 21 years of age and seeking “University” level correspondence courses,
(Note: students between 18 and 21 years of age who do not meet the above requirements must first seek permission from Durham Alternative Secondary School (905-579-1990) prior to registering with Learn@Home)
  •  Part-time secondary students between 18 and 21 years of age may be eligible with home school approval in writing.
  • Full-time Durham District School Board students with exceptional circumstances may be eligible.  Students must visit their home school guidance or talk to the home school administration and obtain approval prior to making a registration appointment.
Costs​ ​

First Course

$75.00 CAD – includes mandatory guidance counselling appointment (non-refundable)​ ​​

Each Additional Course

$50.00 CAD - includes mandatory guidance counselling appointment (non-refundable) 

Refundable Security

$100.00 CAD per course (materials must be returned in good/usable condition – students cannot write in books unless instructed)

(**Note: Some materials are available by e-Delivery (books in an electronic format accessible on the Internet). The security deposit can be waived if the e-Delivery option is chosen and no other materials are required for the course.)​ ​
Payments​​:Oshawa daytime appointments - Credit, Debit or Cash
Oshawa evening appointments - Credit or Debit
Pickering evening appointments - Credit card only
Whitby and Brock locations – please bring exact change.
Cheques are not accepted.  (Rates are subject to change without notice)
For Further Information:
Call: 905.440.4500 or 800.408.9619