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Preparing for Grade 12

Graduation Requirements:

-30 credits (more information below)

-Completion of the OSSLT

-40 hours of volunteer service


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Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements

To obtain the OSSD, students earn 30 credits of 110 hours each, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 elective credits. 

Compulsory Credits:

4 credits in English

3 credits in math

2 credits in science

1 credit in Canadian history

1 credit in Canadian geography

1 credit in the arts

1 credit in health and physical education

1 credit in French

½ credit in Civics

½ credit in Careers

Group one:

1 additional credit in English, or French, a Native Language, or a classical or international language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or co-operative education

Group two:

1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or French, or co-operative education

Group three:

1 additional credit in science (grade 11 or 12), or technological education, or French, or computer studies, or co-operative education


12 Elective credits

Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

Completion of 40 hours of Community Involvement

Note:  in Groups 1, 2 and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French can count as compulsory credits, one from group 1, and one from either group 2 or 3

Note:  A maximum of two credits in co-op may count as compulsory credits