Diploma requirement
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Diploma requirement

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)


18 Compulsory courses + 12 Optional courses

40 Volunteering hours

Pass the provincial literacy test(Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) or take OSSLC (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course)

Compulsory credit courses

English

Mathematics

Science

French

Canadian Geography

Canadian History

Arts

Health and Physical Education

Civics

Career Studies

4 Credits

Grade 9 : Required
Grade 10 : Required
Grade 11 : Required
Grade 12 : Required

3 Credits

Grade 9 : Required
Grade 10 : Required
Grade 11 : Required

2 Credits

Grade 9 : Required
Grade 10 : Required

1 Credit

Grade 9: Required

1 Credit

Grade 9: Required

1 Credit

Grade 10: Required

1 Credit

Grade 9: Required

1 Credit

Grade 9: Required

1 /2  Credits

Grade 10 : Required

1 /2  Credits

Grade 10 : Required

Group 1, 2, and 3 compulsory credits
Within the 18 compulsory credits, students must complete one from each of the following groups:

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

1 Credit from below

•  English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course) or French  as a second language
•  Native languages
•  First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies
•  Classical and international languages
•  S
ocial sciences and the humanities
• 
Canadian and world studies
•  G
uidance and career education
•  C
ooperative education

1 Credit from below

•  Health and physical education
•  The arts
•  Business studies
•  French as a second language
•  Cooperative education 

 


1 Credit from below

•  Science (Grade 11 or 12)
•  Technological education
•  French as a second language
•  Computer studies
•  Cooperative education