Here is the easy step-by-step process for registering at BLC:
- Fill out and return registration form to BLC. Make sure you bring all other required documentation. There is a checklist on the form to help you make sure you have all the information/documentation needed to apply. If you are missing information/documentation your registration form will not be accepted until you provide us with the missing information/documentation.
- When you drop off your registration form someone will briefly meet with you to go over your information and develop an assessment plan.
- Be prepared to write your assessments when you drop off your registration form and documentation. Previews of the material on the assessments are provided below, make sure to look them over before writing your assessments.
- Once your assessments have been reviewed, we will contact you to set up a plan meeting. At this meeting you will have an opportunity to set your goals and create a program timeline.
If you are an EAL learner you must have a CLB level 4 and understand instruction in English to be enrolled in programming at BLC.
Appointments must be made by calling (204)729-9964 if any of the following special circumstances apply to you. If you are unsure if your situation is considered special circumstance please call the number above:
- Learners under the age of 19 who have NOT graduated high school
- Learners dependent on the assistance of a support person/worker
- Learners with high school level programming designated as modified (M) or EAL (E)
New learners are accepted into our program on a continuous basis. If you would like to attend our program, you can either pick up a registration form at the school or we can email the form to you or you can download it by clicking the link below. If you choose to download it you can either email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or print it off and drop it off at the school after you have filled it out.
Registration appointments are done on a first-come-first-serve basis. When you drop off your registration form a registration appointment will be done right then and there. At the registration appointment we will go over your information, make sure that we are a good fit for you and you are a good fit for us. If you are interested in high school courses you must bring your transcript along with your registration form. Immediately after your registration appointment, you will begin writing your assessment(s).
Please note that due to our scheduled reporting periods, registration appointments will not be conducted during the last two weeks of January and June.
An assessment plan will be created for you at your registration appointment. When possible material will be provided to you to help you prepare for your assessments. Assessments are a necessary part of the registration process. They help us accurately place you in our programming. Assessments must be completed in the classroom. These assessments must be started the same day as your registration appointment, so make sure you allow for 1-2 hours to write your assessments on the same day you bring in your registration form.
Please note that initial assessments must be completed within one (1) month of your registration appointment to continue in the program. If not, you will be required to re-register and begin this process again.
Below is information that you may find helpful to review before writing your assessments. Refreshing your skills prior to writing your assessments will not only increase your success but may also reduce the amount of time your programming takes. Please also note that the assessments you will be required to complete will depend on the courses that you are interested in taking and the discretion of the instructors.
High School Assessments
Chemistry – Coming Soon!
Learning plans are tailored to your needs and will help you to meet your goals. Your assessment results will determine if your learning plan meeting is with the Literacy Supervisor or Education Director. At the learning plan meeting, the Literacy Supervisor or Education Director will:
- Go over the results of your assessments
- Discuss your goals and together set realistic goals and outcomes
- Talk about your timeline (when you want to be done)
- Develop your learning plan
- Obtain your demographic information
- Answer any questions you may have
Learning plans are created with input from both you and the Literacy Supervisor or Education Director. Learning plans will have short-term goals that will help you to know if you are on track to meet your long-term goals. Learning plans and goals are reviewed and revised regularly with your instructor and can be changed or adjusted whenever you both decide that it is appropriate.
Please note that as per BLC’s Learner Agreement, active participation is required in the program. Therefore, if you have had no contact with BLC for three (3) months, you will be required to re-register and begin this process again.