Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education

Offering a variety of programs for learners across Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly-funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March Break. This means that all HCDSB schools will be closed from March 14 through April 5, 2020.

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At Thomas Merton, we’re here to help you meet your personal learning goals. Contact us today and let’s get started.

Your link to the future.

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“Your link to the future” is the Thomas Merton motto. The programs and services offered at our Continuing Education Centre supports the needs of our students and adult learners through our ESL, language programs, and so much more.

We offer a tremendous cross section of courses for secondary students, instructed by competent, qualified teachers who are committed to excellence. Thomas Merton Secondary offers full credit courses throughout the school year in 6 modules (during 2 semesters). Each module lasts for 6 weeks enabling students to earn up to 2 credits during each module. In one year, students may earn up to 12 credits.

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Our Programs

Are you looking to finish your high school degree?
Need to upgrade some courses?
Are you new to Canada and want to learn or improve your English?
Do you want your child to learn more about your heritage language?
Do you want to learn more about Travel for Credit programs?

You’ve come to the right place!

Secondary Credits

Our Secondary Credits program has, as its primary goal, the attainment of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

All courses offered under this program strongly promote the acquisition of essential skills and knowledge while allowing students to begin to focus on their areas of strength and interest and to explore various areas of study.

Youth Programs

Our Youth Programs offer a variety of summer camps suited for engaging and honing literacy and math skills through a variety of teaching techniques.

We also offer the International Languages Program that has provided elementary school children (JK to Grade 8) with an opportunity to experience the culture, traditions and language of other countries.

Academic Upgrading

Our Academic Upgrading program is a non-credit, part-time program for adults interested in developing and enhancing their employment potential, acquiring further training and education in specific areas, and building independent learning skills.  Individual programs are developed based on the student’s goals.  Small group settings provide for individual attention.

Language Programs

Thomas Merton’s Adult Language Programs for newcomers to Canada offers Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) out of three convenient locations in Halton region (Burlington, Milton and Oakville).

Calendar

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Mar
26
Thu
Module 5
Mar 26 – May 12 all day
Apr
6
Mon
Semester 2 Night School
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Below is the link to our website where you can also find the semester 2 Night School registration information for HCDSB and non-HCDSB students.
https://merton.hcdsb.org/secondary-credits/night-school

HCDSB students can register for Night School on MyBlueprint.  Please remind students that the ‘Sign-Off’ sheet must be returned to their Guidance Counsellor for them to be registered in the course.

Non-HCDSB students must complete a registration form.  It must be signed by their Guidance Counsellor, include a credit counselling and ‘Proof of Citizenship’ from.  Incomplete registrations will not be processed.  Non-HCDSB students must register in person in order to validate proof of citizenship.

Students are strongly encouraged to register early as the spaces in these courses are limited.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

There is an evening registration on Wednesday, February 12 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Thomas Merton in Oakville to accommodate those people that cannot make it during regular work hours.  We are located at 171 Speer Road, Unit 1.

Students registering after Wednesday, February 12, 2020 must do so in person on the first day of night school.

 

Apr
8
Wed
Semester 2 Night School
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Below is the link to our website where you can also find the semester 2 Night School registration information for HCDSB and non-HCDSB students.
https://merton.hcdsb.org/secondary-credits/night-school

HCDSB students can register for Night School on MyBlueprint.  Please remind students that the ‘Sign-Off’ sheet must be returned to their Guidance Counsellor for them to be registered in the course.

Non-HCDSB students must complete a registration form.  It must be signed by their Guidance Counsellor, include a credit counselling and ‘Proof of Citizenship’ from.  Incomplete registrations will not be processed.  Non-HCDSB students must register in person in order to validate proof of citizenship.

Students are strongly encouraged to register early as the spaces in these courses are limited.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

There is an evening registration on Wednesday, February 12 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Thomas Merton in Oakville to accommodate those people that cannot make it during regular work hours.  We are located at 171 Speer Road, Unit 1.

Students registering after Wednesday, February 12, 2020 must do so in person on the first day of night school.

 

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