In order to earn the Ontario Diploma, a student must:                      

• earn 18 compulsory credits, including:

  • 4 English (Grade 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • 3 Mathematics (Grade 9, 10, 11)
  • 2 Science (Grade 9, 10)
  • 1 French (or substitute language)
  • 1 Canadian History
  • 1 Canadian Geography
  • 1 Arts
  • 1 Health and Physical Education
  • 0.5 Civics
  • 0.5 Career Studies
  • 1 additional credit in English, or Social Sciences and Humanities, or Canadian & World Studies, or International Languages
  • 1 additional credit in Health and Physical Education, or the Arts, or Business Studies
  • 1 additional credit in Science (Grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education.

• earn 12 additional optional credits
• complete 40 hours of community service activities
• successfully complete the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Community Involvement: For the OSSD, all students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of unpaid community involvement before graduating from high school. Students will be able to choose their own community involvement activities within guidelines provided by the school. Students are responsible for fulfilling requirements on their own time and for keeping a record of their activities on a tracking sheet provided by the Guidance Office. Once the forty hours have been completed, the student brings their tracking sheet(s) to the Guidance Administrative Assistant to be entered on their transcript.