Diploma Requirements

19 compulsory credits

Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:
4 credits in English (1 credit at each grade level)
3 credits in Mathematics (Grade 9, 10 & 11)
2 credits in Science (Grade 9 & 10)
1 credit in Canadian History (Grade 10)
1 credit in Canadian Geography (Grade 9)
1 credit in the Arts (Visual, Drama, Dance, Music)
1 credit in Health and Physical Education
1 credit in French as a Second Language (Grade 9)
1 credit in Tech (Grade 9 or 10)
0.5 credit in Career Studies and
0.5 credit in Civics

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1
1 additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a Native Language, or a classical or an international language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education**
Group 2
1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education**
Group 3
1 additional credit in science, or technological education, or cooperative education**

In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete:

4 credits in Religion- Grade 9, 10 & 12 will count as Electives – Grade 11 counts as Group 1
11 optional credits (3 of which will be Grade 9, 10 & 12 Religion)
40 hours of community involvement activities (pick up forms in Guidance)
The Provincial Literacy requirement (either the test in Grade 10 or the OLC credit in Grade 12)