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Correspondence Studies

Public school correspondence courses follow the Nova Scotia Public School Program curriculum and use textbooks and other resource materials from the Authorized Learning Resources.  Correspondence Study is independent study.  The course work is marked by certified teachers who understand the special needs and circumstances of students who study at home. Courses are not taught.

Who can enroll?

You can enroll in a correspondence course if you:

  1. live in Nova Scotia, are 16 years or older, and are not attending school.
  2. live in Nova Scotia, are under 16 years old, and are legally excused from attending school. In this case, the principal at your last school must sign your application form, giving his or her approval.
  3. are attending junior or senior high school (grades 7-12) and have the approval of your principal if:
    • the course is not offered in your school.
    • there are timetable conflicts.
    • you want to study a subject during the summer months, but the course is not offered then.
    • the principal recommends for some other reason that you take the course by correspondence.
    • you are a junior or senior high school student who previously attended school in Nova Scotia but are temporarily living out of the province or country (students living away from Canada should provide the name and address of a contact person in Nova Scotia)
    • you are an adult who normally lives in Nova Scotia, but you have been living out of the province or country for less than three years (applicants should provide the name and address of a contact person in Nova Scotia)
    • you are a non-resident of Nova Scotia interested in taking a secondary school level course for personal interest or credit

For additional information visit http://csp.ednet.ns.ca/ or make an appointment to talk to a guidance counselor.