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655 Topsail Road, PO Box 70, St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Tel: (709) 726-3500 Twitter: @DiscoveryCtrNL Website:

Fax: (709) 726-3505           Toll-Free: 1-877-446-4226 Email:

Mandate: To provide the community with Adult Basic Education (ABE).

Target Population: Adults wanting to complete their high school education or upgrade their marks to prepare for post-secondary training. To be accepted into the ABE program, individuals must be 19 years of age or older.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • ABE is a provincial program for adult learners.
    • Level II is a refresher level for those who have been out of school for some time or who need extra help to prepare for Level III.
    • Level III corresponds to grades 10-12 and requires the completion of 36 credits in order to graduate.
  • Professional adult educators provide ways to help adults learn according to their own learning style.
  • The Discovery Centre provides a friendly, comfortable, non-institutional setting where students can work at their own pace and enjoy a personalized learning experience.
  • Students could be eligible for sponsorship if:
    • They are currently on income support.
    • Have been recipients of Employment Insurance in the last five years.
    • Are currently taking advantage of some other government programs.
    • Wondering if you qualify? Call 1-877-446-I CAN
  • To apply to the Discovery Centre, contact your local Centre to schedule an appointment. For a list of Centres, click
  • For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click

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