Graduation Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

In order to earn an OSSD a student must:
  • Earn 30 credits (18 compulsory credits and 12 elective credits)
  • Complete 40 Community Involvement hours
  • Successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Requirement

Compulsory Credits

Students must earn 18 compulsory credits. Compulsory credits are determined by the Ministry of Education.

Elective Credits

Students must earn 12 elective credits. Elective credits are determined by the student based on their pathway plan and post- secondary destination in consultation with parents and supported by guidance counsellors

Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) and Certificate of Accomplishment

The Ontario Secondary School Certificate

The OSSC is granted to students who have earned a minimum of 14 credits.

  • 7 compulsory credits:
    • 2 credits in English
    • 1 credit in Canadian Geography or Canadian History
    • 1 credit in Mathematics
    • 1 credit in Science
    • 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
    • 1 credit in the Arts or Technological Education
  • 7 elective credits.
  • Students are not required to complete 40 Community Involvement hours.
  • Students are not required to complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Requirement.

Certificate of Accomplishment

The Certificate of Accomplishment is granted to students who have earned a maximum of 13 credits. This certificate may be a useful means of recognizing achievement for students who plan to enter the workplace or other kinds of further training. Students who return to school to complete additional credit and non-credit courses will have their transcript updated but will not be issued a new Certificate of Accomplishment.