Listed below are several options available to Saskatchewan
residents to complete High School through Adult
Basic Education or GED, upgrade
for Post-Secondary, and to find ESL and Literacy
Once you've completed your program you'll need your transcripts.
Adult Basic Education and GED Prep
1. Did you leave school before completing Grade 12?
2. Do you wish you were eligible for more jobs or training?
3. Are you at least 18 years of age?
4. Have you been out of school for at least 12 months?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, here's
what Basic Education could do for you:
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science
and Technology (SIAST), Regional
Colleges, Dumont Technical
Insitute (DTI) and Saskatchewan
Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) offer a variety
of literacy and academic studies programs that can help adults
earn the certificate they need to get the jobs or the training
Adult 12 Program
SIIT and Regional
Colleges offer an Adult 12 program that provides adult learners
with the same Grade 12 standing as students who graduate from
Saskatchewan high schools. The program is designed to help adults
obtain a Grade 12 credential that is recognized by employers
and all post-secondary institutions. To obtain a Grade 12 standing
in the Adult 12 program, you will need seven 30-level credits.
Credits required include:
English A 30
English B 30
Math at the 30 level
Science at the 30 level
Social Studies at the 30 level
Native Studies 30
Two electives, which may include a journeyperson
The courses you choose will depend on what
you want to do after graduation. You may be able to enroll in
the Adult 12 program without completing Grade 11. Information
from lower level courses has been built into the Adult 12 program
to help adult learners successfully complete the program.
You can also take Adult 12 from regular
high schools or through the Correpsondence School. However, these
courses may not cover information from earlier grades.
If you have obtained 30-level credits through the K-12 system,
you may be able to transfer credits to the Adult 12 program.
GED - General Education Development Grade 12 Program
Another way of achieving Grade 12 is through GED Testing.
Even though you have not finished high school, you have probably
gained knowledge and skills through experiences, reading, and
informal training; the GED Tests are five tests in the areas
of language arts-writing, language arts-reading, social studies,
science, and mathematics. Few questions ask about facts, details
Who is eligible to take the test?
Any person who is a resident of Saskatchewan at the time of
writing, is ninteen (19) years of age or over, or 18 and out
of school for one year, may apply to write the tests provided
he/she does not already possess a Saskatchewan Grade 12 High
School Certificate or a Saskatchewan GED 12 Certificate.
Learn more about the GED program visit Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment Programs branch.
For more information about testing and GED Transcripts call
Or click on the the link below to go directly to the downloadable
Order GED transcripts
If you are not ready to enter an Adult 12 program or to prepare
for the GED exam, you may wish to register in Basic Education
Adult 10 programs offered by SIAST,
the Regional Colleges, DTI
and SIIT. These programs
consist of four subjects - communications, mathematics, science
and social studies - and will help you strengthen your reading
and writing skills. Students who successfully complete the BE
Adult 10 program can go on to other adult education programs
or learn a trade.
Technology Supported Learning
Formerly the Saskatchewan Government Correspondance School.
Full Service is available to:
- students who are unable to obtain the courses they require in the school they are attending; such students may enrol in those courses approved by the principal and superintendent or director of education.
- students registered with a school division who do not attend a school; such students may enrol in those courses approved by the superintendent or director of education.
- students 16 years of age or older who are not attending school and are not registered with a school division.
Call: 787-6024 or 1-800-667-7166
Other options for finishing High School can also be found by
contacting your local school division.
ESL - English as a Second Language
ESL training is available in many communities throughout the
province. SIAST delivers and ESL program through Kelsey
and through Wascana
Also available is the LINC program- Language Instruction for
Newcomers to Canada.
The following Regional College also offers ESL training or LINC
Other Groups providing ESL and/or LINC
For adults wishing to improve literacy and
numeracy skills, SIAST
and other community-based organizations (CBOs) offer
part-time literacy development programs designed to meet learner's
needs. Learners can develop advanced skills to pursue learning
Saskatchewan Literacy Commission
1170 - 1801 Hamilton Street
REGINA SK S4P 4B4
Other Literacy Programs and Services:
for Literacy Programs in Saskatchewan
A Saskatchewan publication devoted to the development of literacy
skills and awareness.
Literacy programs are offered throughout Saskatchewan.
National Adult Literacy
A excellent site to find literacy programs and services across
High School Transcripts
For High School transcripts including Adult 12
Call Saskatchewan Learning 787-6012
Or visit the website at Saskatchewan
For GED, or Adult 10 transcripts call Programs Branch at 787-5597
or visit the AEE Programs Branch website to download a request
for transcripts form