St. Laurent Adult Education Centre

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St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (SLAEC) is a community based educational establishment situated in the heart of Ville St. Laurent. We serve a diverse student population and promote values of integrity, respect, and perseverance.

We offer wide range of programs leading to a High School Diploma, Vocational Training, CEGEP pre-requisites, Common Core Basic Education, and Social Integration Services.

As an important partner in the life-long learning process, we use a variety of teaching methods; we offer the necessary tools to improve literacy and introduce our students to life and work skills.

We have implemented strong student support systems. We offer counselling and services for students with specific needs. We work together in-support of learning and student success.  It is important to us that our students’ needs are met and their goals are obtained.

Students and staff work together to create a culture of continuous improvement; we will meet your expectations at St. Laurent Adult Education Centre!

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain

Contact Information

2405 Place Lafortune West
Saint-Laurent H4M 1A7
Tel: 514-337-3856


Contact our Academic Advisor
David Di Paolo

Are designed to help you reach your goals and attain the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. By combining our expertise with the passion that our teachers convey, we've created a dynamic and modern institution.

CEGEP Pre-Requisites (Diversified Basic Education (DBE))

CEGEP Pre-Requisites (Diversified Basic Education (DBE))

This instructional service is designed for adult learners whose learning profiles require them to complete one or more courses before enrolling in post-secondary studies. These adults usually have a first diploma and must first enroll in this instructional service to complete the required courses.

The programs of study in Secondary Cycles One and Two include courses that can be declared under this instructional service.

Diversified Basic Education (DBE)

Secondary 3-4-5 (Day)
Secondary 3-4-5 (Evening)
SEC 4 Math
SEC 5 Math
SEC 4 Science & Technology
Chemistry 534
Physics 534
History/Contemporary World
Common Core Basic Education​ (CCBE)

Common Core Basic Education​ (CCBE)

The Common Core Basic Education Program consists of 15 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education. These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.

St. Laurent Adult Education Centre:

CCBE Programs

Distance Education for All Learners - DEAL

Distance Education for All Learners - DEAL

Study at home at your own pace!

Distance Education for All Learners is an at home learning program recognized by the MEES - Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

DEAL offers courses to obtain a Secondary School Diploma or prerequisites without attending classes.


General Development Test - GDT

General Development Test - GDT

When an adult student reaches 18 years of age (on June 30th), and does not meet the requirements for admission to a vocational program, passing the GDT is one of the functional pre-requisites that is required to be eligible to certain vocational education programs.


Secondary School Equivalency Test​ - SSET (TENS)

Secondary School Equivalency Test - SSET (TENS)

This test offers you the opportunity to achieve a Secondary School Equivalency Certificate. This will allow you to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, competencies and abilities you have acquired.


General Education Development - GED

General Education Development - GED

Another way to get your high school equivalency is by registering to take General Educational Development (GED) tests. GED tests cover five different subject areas. A person must pass all five tests to get their GED certification (certified Canadian high school equivalency).


Reception, Referral, Counselling & Support Services - SARCA​

Reception, Referral, Counselling & Support Services – SARCA​

SARCA services are designed for adult learners, who can use them before they enrol in adult education or during their general education or vocational training. They are designed to assist adult learners in choosing and implementing a learning plan in line with their personal and career goals and to provide the assistance they need throughout the entire process.