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How do I earn a Secondary School Diploma?

Diploma Requirements
An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requires the completion of:

  • a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory and 12 optional
  • 40 hours of community involvement activities
  • the literacy requirement
The 18 compulsory credits are:
  • 4 English, one per grade level
  • 1 French as a Second Language
  • 3 Mathematics, at least one in Grade 11 or 12
  • 2 Science
  • 1 Canadian Geography
  • 1 Canadian History
  • 1 Arts (dance, drama, media, music, visual arts)
  • 1 Health and Physical Education
  • 0.5 Civics
  • 0.5 Career Studies

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1: additional credit in English
  • or French as a Second Language*
  • or a third language
  • or Social Sciences and the Humanities
  • or Canadian and World Studies
  • or Guidance and Career Education
  • or Cooperative Education*
Group 2: additional credit in Business Studies
  • or French as a Second Language*
  • or Health and Physical Education
  • or Arts
  • or Cooperative Education*
Group 3: a Grade 11 or 12 Science credit
  • or French as a Second Language*
  • or Technological Education
  • or Computer Studies
  • or Cooperative Education*

* A maximum of two credits in Cooperative Education and two credits in French can count as compulsories

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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