ALP is the core programming at CALA. There are 4 levels of ALP, and completing Level 4 earns a High School Diploma. Throughout Colchester CALA offers ALP 1 and 2. ALP 3 is offered by CALA in rural Colchester, and by NSCC in Truro. ALP 4 is offered by NSCC
The ALP is an outcomes-based education program for adult Nova Scotians who do not have a high school diploma. It is delivered in both English and French. It has been designed to help adults develop a variety of essential skills needed to learn, live, and work in their communities. Adults enrolled in the program will be able to work toward a number of personal goals, which may include the following:
- improving literacy, math, problem-solving, critical-thinking, and teamwork skills
- acquiring the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults
- preparing to write the GED test to further employment opportunities
- entering the workforce
- preparing to enter a post-secondary institution.