Graduation Requirements

4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

1 credit in the Arts

1 credit in Canadian Geography

0.5 credit in Civics

0.5 Credit in Career Studies

2 credits in science

3 Credits in Mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 13)

1 credit in Health and Physical Education

1 credit in Canadian History

 1 credit in French as a Second Language

Plus, one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1:

  • English or French as a Second Language
  • A Native Language
  • A Classical or an International Language
  • Social Sciences and the Humanities
  • Canadian and World Studies
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Cooperative Education

Group 2:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Business Studies
  • Cooperative Education


Group 3:

  • Science (Grade 11 or 12)
  • Technological Education
  • French as a Second Language
  • Computer Studies
  • Cooperative Education


  • 12 optional Credits 
      • Students must earn 12 optional credits by successfully completing courses offered in their school’s program and course calendar.
      • Optional credits may include up to four credits earned through approved dual credit programs.
  • OSSLT 
      • The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.
      • Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 
      • Students who do not successfully complete the OSSLT have other opportunities to meet the literacy graduation requirement. Students can contact their school principal to find out about these options.
  • Community involvement 
  • The community involvement requirement is designed to provide students the opportunity to understand what civic responsibility is, what it means to actively support their communities, learn more about themselves and discover potential career opportunities. Students can start accumulating their community involvement hours in the summer before Grade 9. More information can be found here: 
    • A total of 40 hours of community hours is required 
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