Graduation Requirements

 

 

Required Courses

To receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), students must earn 30 credits as outlined below.

 Credits

Course

4 credits
(1 per grade)

English

3 credits
(1 senior)

Math

2 credits

Science

1 credit

Canadian History

1 credit

Canadian Geography

1 credit

Arts

1 credit

Health and Physical Education

1 credit

French as a Second Language

0.5 credit

Career Studies

0.5 credit

Civics

4 credits
(1 per grade)

Religious Education

1 credit Group 1
English or French as a Second Language, Native language, classical or an international language, social science and the humanities, Canadian and world studies, guidance and career education, or cooperative education.
1 credit Group 2
Health and physical education, the arts, business studies, French as a Second Language, or cooperative education.
1 credit Group 3
Science (Grade 11 or 12), or technological education, or French as a Second Language, or computer studies, or cooperative education.

8 credits

Elective/Optional Courses

 

Additional Requirements

  1. 40 hours of community involvement activities
  2. Literacy Requirement:

Additional information is available from the Ministry of Education's 'What Do I Need to Graduate? website.

Online Learning Graduation Requirement

The Ministry of Education will require secondary students to earn two eLearning credits as part of the requirements to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), beginning with students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school year. For further details, including frequently asked questions, please visit the Online Learning Graduation Requirement webpage.

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