Q. What criteria classifies a student as an adult?
A. A student is considered an adult student if they are 20 years of age or older on Sept.1st of the current school year.
Q. What is the cost?
A. Because the government no longer funds adult students, you will be required to pay a $50 registration fee for the year and $450 per five credit course.
Q. If I decide not to continue with the course, what is the refund policy?
A. If a student registers in a course but decides within 30 days from the date of registration not to continue in the course, all but the $50 registration fee will be reimbursed. After 30 days, no refund will be given.
Q. If I don't finish the course within that particular school year, will I have to pay the full fee again next year?
A. You will have a maximum of 20 weeks to complete the course. There is no opportunity for extensions.
Q. What courses can adults take at Bridge Network?
A. Adult students may take MOST of the courses offered at Bridge Network School. At this time, Social Studies 30 - 1 and 30 - 2, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 and Forensics 25 and 35 are NOT available to adult students. Adult students do no have to meet prerequisite requirements for courses and can register in any course for which they feel prepared. Single credit courses are available at a rate of $70.00 per course.
Q. How many courses can an adult student take at Bridge Network?
A. An adult student can take as many courses as they wish at Bridge Network. The cost is a one time $50 administration fee and $450.00 per course. $100 for each course is a refundable book deposit. The twenty(20) week maximum applies for each course.
Q. Do I have to write diploma exams?
A. Yes. Adult students are required to write the same exams as all other students in Alberta.
Q. How are the courses offered?
A. Courses are offered through the use of independent learning modules. The courses designed for the student to learn on their own.
Q. Is attendance required at Bridge Network?
A. No, attendance is not required. However, all tests, quizzes, and exams are to be written on site. Funding agreements may require you to attend.
Q. How can I get help with my school work?
A. Teachers are available on site or by telephone from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. Teachers are also available Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Q. Are the courses taken at Bridge Network accredited?
A. Yes, all courses at Bridge Network are Alberta Learning accredited. All teaching staff are fully qualified Alberta Teachers' Association members and are employees of Grande Prairie Public School District #2357.