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Public Alternative Secondary School (P.A.S.S.)
Adult SWAC


What is Adult SWAC?

Adult SWAC is a partnership between the Greater Essex County District School Board and St. Clair College. It offers students 21+ the opportunity to earn secondary school credits and college delivered Dual Credits on the college campus. The primary focus of the Adult SWAC program is to support students who are 21+ and are looking to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

The program offers high school credits as well as Dual Credits (college level credits) which will count towards the OSSD requirements and a St. Clair College certificate, diploma, degree or apprenticeship program.

Why take Adult SWAC?

If you are 21 years and older and have not yet obtained your high school diploma, this is a flexible day program where credits can be earned. In this program you can try a college class for free while completing your OSSD.

How Do I Apply to Adult SWAC?

  • Meet with Guidance at Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education located at Mason Centre.
  • Students will be referred to SWAC through the Teacher Consultant for Alternative Education
  • Students must attend an interview at SWAC prior to acceptance

Who is Eligible to Attend Adult SWAC?

  • Adult students must be 21 years of age or older
  • Adult students have not yet completed the requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Program Opportunities:

  • FREE Transportation (bus tickets/parking passes)
  • FREE tuition, supplies, textbooks, excursions
  • Breakfast and nutrition is available in class
  • ACCESS to college services, library, computer lab, Sportsplex
  • If you graduate from SWAC, you can receive a SWAC Graduate bursary ($500 payable when a SWAC graduate enrolls in a full-time program at St. Clair College)

Program Info:

Each semester, the students work on secondary school independent study courses at St. Clair College in the SWAC classroom. They can also take 1-2 Dual Credit college courses – these college courses can be used as high school credits to help the students complete their secondary school diploma requirements.

The SWAC program follows the regular secondary school semester system (Semester 1: September to January and Semester 2: February to June), as well as the common secondary school vacation breaks.​


For more information please contact:
Dana O’Neil Teacher Consultant
Re-Engagement & Alternative Education
phone 519-982-0490​