Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process whereby students may obtain credits for prior learning. Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that students have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school. Students may have their knowledge and skills evaluated against the expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits toward their secondary school diploma.
PLAR procedures are carried out under the direction of the school principal who grants credits. PLAR is available for courses in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to students registered in a HWCDB secondary school.
More information on the PLAR process is available at all Student Services departments.