Assessment & Counselling
The guidance counselors at Durham Continuing Education provide the following services for students:
  • academic & career counseling
  • assistance with college & university applications
  • community agency referrals
  • Mature Student Evaluation
  • orientation
  • personal counseling
  • post-secondary liaison
  • registration
Copyright and Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy Acts and Regulations 
All students in the Durham District School Board may complete a waiver allowing their work and/or projects or any visual likeness of the student to be publicly displayed or released to the media. These waivers will be made available at the beginning of each school semester.
Daily Schedule - Adult Day School
  • Period 1 - 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Period 2 - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Environmental Policy
Durham Continuing Education is an active partner with the Durham District School Board in its endeavours to protect the environment. Students are asked to use garbage and recycling containers in an appropriate fashion. Please help the teaching and custodial staffs to maintain a clean and pleasant working environment.
Evaluation and Records
Some or all of the following may be used to evaluate a student's course performance:
  • examinations
  • projects
  • presentations
  • participation
  • test results
Teachers will provide a course outline which will explain the evaluation process to be used and the method of calculation for the final mark. Other policies, such as the procedure for making up missed classes, tests or other assignments will also be explained.
Fees and Refund Policy

See course descriptions for fees. All fees are in Canadian dollars and the Harmonized Sales Tax has been included in the course fee.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancelled Course
A full credit will be issued if the course is cancelled by Durham Continuing Education. The Durham District School Board reserves the right to close a class. If a class is closed or fails to start because the minimum number of registrants is not achieved, every effort will be made to accommodate students in a similar class in another school.

All request for refunds must be received in writing by Durham Continuing Education, Main Office, 120 Centre St. S., Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4A3. All fees will be refunded by cheque. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for processing of a refund. There will be NO CASH REFUNDS.

Field Trips
Students must sign a permission form before attending a school trip. Students may be requested to pay a nominal fee to defray costs. The school's Code of Conduct applies to all trips.
Fire Emergencies
At the sound of the alarm, follow the exit signs posted in the room to your closest exit. Stay at least 40 feet away from the building during any emergency or drill. 
First Aid
First aid kits are located in the staff room and main office. Keep in mind the following if you have an accident:
  • Notify the teacher /office of the accident as soon as possible;
  • Complete a student accident report within 24 hours of the accident.
  • If you are injured during any school activity or on school property, be sure to notify your course instructor or the secretary in the main office. A student accident report should be completed and filed within 24 hours of the incident. Accident report forms are available in the main office.


Each year, graduating students are invited to attend our annual graduation ceremonies. Graduation is held in late October or early November, and recognizes those students whose work and achievement have earned that student a grade 12 diploma. If you believe you will be eligible to attend this ceremony, be sure to complete a graduate application, available in guidance . Appointments for graduation photographs are made towards the end of the May - June term; check with the guidance office for dates. 
Health Precautions

(In accordance with the Durham District School Board's Policy on Communicable Diseases)

Administering First Aid

The following procedure is to be followed by all individuals who may be required to handle blood (and other fluids) when administering first aid:

Disposable gloves must be worn.
All blood/body fluids should be washed off in hot soapy water.
If blood/body fluids come into contact with an open sore, wash the area immediately in hot, soapy water.
Soiled articles should be placed in a plastic bag.
Careful hand washing is an effective and reliable precaution against transmission of disease.

Clean up of Blood/Body Fluids
Disposable gloves are to be worn.
Surfaces and objects that become soiled must be immediately washed with hot, soapy water and disinfected where possible.
All disposable materials utilized in the clean up (paper towels, dusters, first aid dressings, etc.) are to be placed in a plastic garbage bag, sealed and disposed of appropriately. It should be emphasized that careful hand washing is an effective and reliable precaution for all individuals having any contact with blood/body fluids.

Emergency Administration of Medication, First Aid & Anaphylaxis
Students should be aware that it is their responsibility to inform the school about the need for the emergency administration of medication by injection during school hours. It is the student's responsibility to provide the following:

  • physician's instruction for administering medication by injection;
  • injection kit properly maintained and up-to-date.

An anaphylactic reaction is an allergy to such things as peanuts, nuts, eggs, milk, shellfish, fish, bee stings, medications and exercise, so severe that death can occur within minutes without the administration of injected adrenaline (EpiPen or Anakit).

Identification Tags
Student identification tags are available from the main office. These can be used to obtain student fares on buses operated by Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby or GO transit systems. All students are required to wear their identification tags daily while enrolled at Durham Continuing Education. 


All inquiries for Continuing Education programs should be directed to:
E.A. Lovell Continuing Education Centre 
120 Centre St. S., Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4A3 
PHONE: 905-436-3211 or TOLL FREE 1-800-408-9619
Email: DCEInfo@ddsb.ca

Please do not call school locations for course information.
Learning Materials and Textbooks Deposit
Students must pay a single, refundable $100.00 CAD material deposit before registration can be finalized. This may be paid in cash or by using VISA or debit card. 
Office Facilities
  • The photocopiers are for staff use only. Students may not use the office photocopiers. THE DURHAM DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BY USERS OF SCHOOL PHOTOCOPIERS.
  • Office telephones - Individuals may not use the office phones for school or personal business.
  • Messages - Under normal circumstances we do not accept phone messages for students. If family or friends need to contact you in an emergency, please be sure they have a list of your classes and their times. Please ask family and friends to call only when matters are of an urgent nature. To protect your privacy and ensure student safety, the office staff will not give any visitor the number of a classroom where you can be located.
Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ontario Student Record (OSR)
The OSR folder contains a student's personal educational records and is kept on file in the main office. A student may examine the contents of the OSR upon request; however, a member of the counseling staff must supervise students.
Privacy Policy
The Durham District School Board respects the privacy of its web visitors. Staff adhere to strict policies that protect the confidentiality of any personal identifiable information such as names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
Specifics of how the Board gathers and users Internet information are outlined below.
1. Access to the Board’s website, and use of any of its service features, typically do not require providing any personal information whatsoever.
2. "Cookie" technology captures a summary - not individual - information on visitor use patterns. This computer code tracks "traffic" to determine how effective a given page is in meeting information or service needs. Apart from providing a performance measure for the Board’s Internet site, the data is otherwise meaningless.
3. A “cookie” contains no information that personally identifies visitors to the Board’s website and is strictly geared to providing internal performance data. The Board knows nothing of an internet visitors browsing path once he or she has left durham.edu.on.ca.
4. The only personal identifying information arising from the use of the Board’s website is what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. For example, this could be in connection with the following; submitting comments, suggestions or questions through a feedback form or an e-mail, registration for, or information required for downloading materials.
Report Card
A report card briefly describes a student's courses and the marks and credits earned for each course. A student receives a report card at the end of each credit course. Report cards are available for collection from the guidance office at the E.A. Lovell site. Report cards and diplomas are not mailed out. A copy of each report card is placed in the OSR folder.
School Fundraising
Students and/or private citizens or companies may not undertake to solicit donations or sell goods at Durham Continuing Education without the consent of the principal or his designate.
Durham Continuing Education and the Durham District School Board cannot be responsible for theft of items left on the premises or in cars. Please safeguard your belongings at all times.
A transcript outlines the total number of high school credits that a student has successfully earned since entering high school. Transcripts are available on request from the office; there is a small fee to cover the cost of producing the document.
Weather Advisory

If inclement weather forces cancellation of classes, the following radio stations will be notified no later than 4:00 pm:

CKDO-AM 1350

CHFI-FM 98.1


KX96-FM 95.9

CHUM-FM 104.5

Q107-FM 107.1

CFRB-AM 1010

CISS-FM 92.5

Y92-FM 91.9

Winter Snow Emergencies
The school will be open in most situations (even though some buses may be cancelled). Listen to one of the following radio stations for further information:
Dial Position Band Community
680 NEWS AM Toronto
94.9 FM Oshawa
1350 AM Oshawa