Graduation Requirements

 

ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATION DIPLOMA (OSSD):

  • 30 credits – 18 compulsory and 12 optional
  • Community Service Hours
  • Literacy Component

Details are outlined in the chart below:

 

Credits Subject

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

4

English (1 credit per grade)

3

Math (1 at senior level)

2

Science

1

Canadian History

1

Canadian Geography

1

Arts

1

Health and Phys. Ed.

1

French

0.5

Career Studies

0.5

Civics

1

Group 1: Additional English or Language or Social Sciences and the Humanities or Canadian and World Studies or Guidance and Career Education or Cooperative Education*

1

Group 2: Health and Physical Education or the Arts or Business Studies or French as a Second Language or Cooperative Education*

1

Group 3: Science (grade 11 or 12) or Technological Education (Grades 9-12) or Computer or French as a Second Language or Cooperative Education*

*

Note: A maximum of 2 Cooperative Education credits and a maximum of two French as a Second Language credits can be counted as compulsory credits for these 3 groups. 

12

Optional Credits

 

 

40 Hours of Community Service

 

Provincial Literacy Requirement

 

Along with the compulsory credits, students earn 12 credits in optional courses.  Pay close attention to post-secondary requirements and recommendations when selecting optional courses.
The community involvement requirement encourages students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities.
Students complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test in Grade 10.  Students have two attempts but those who are unsuccessful can enrol in OLC4OR.

 

Note: A credit can only be earned once.  If a course is taken as an ‘upgrade’ both marks will appear on the transcript but the credit can only count once towards diploma requirements. 

 

 

THE ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE:

The Ontario Secondary School Certificate will be granted on request to students who leave school before earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, provided that they have earned a minimum of 14 credits distributed as follows:

 

2 credits in English

1 credit in Canadian Geography or Canadian History

1 credit in Math

1 credit in Science

1 credit in Health and Physical Education

1 credit in the Arts or Technological Education

Plus 7 Optional Credits

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT:

Students with developmental delays will be eligible for a Certificate of Accomplishment on completion of their Secondary School program.  Please contact the Head of Special Education for further details.