4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

1 credit in Canadian Geography

0.5 credit in Career Studies

3 Credits in Mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)

1 credit in the Arts

0.5 credit in Civics and Citizenships

2 credits in science

1 credit in Health and Physical Education

1 credit in French as a second language

Plus, one credit from each of the following groups

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

12 optional credits


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. A total of 40 hours of community hours is required.

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