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Graduation Requirements

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Ontario Secondary School High School Diploma

To graduate with an Ontario Secondary School High School Diploma (OSSD), students must fulfil the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 30 credits (18 compulsory and 12 electives)
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Grade 12 Ontario Literacy Course (OLC)
  • A minimum of 40 Community Involvement Hours

Ontario Secondary School Certificate

Some students may be granted an Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC).  To qualify for an OSSC, students must fulfil the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 14 credits of which 7 must be:
    • Two English
    • One Mathematics
    • One Canadian Geography or History
    • One Science
    • One Health and Physical Education
    • One Arts or Technological Studies
    • Seven optional credits

Certificate of Accomplishment

Students who leave school before fulfilling the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the Ontario Secondary School Certificate may be granted a Certificate of Accomplishment. The Certificate of Accomplishment recognizes achievement for students who plan to take certain vocational programs or other kinds of further training, or who plan to find employment after leaving school.

Updated on Tuesday, May 08, 2018.
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