Graduation Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

 
** For students who are graduating in the 2021-2022 school year, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy test is not a requirement for graduation. 

Community Involvement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of mandatory Community Involvement prior to graduation.
 
** For students who are graduating in the 2021-2022 school year:
 
 
Normally:
 

Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC)

Ontario Secondary School Certificate will be granted, on request, to students who are leaving school upon reaching the age of 18 without earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. (OS, section 6.3) A student must have earned:
  • 2 English
  • 1 Canadian Geography or Canadian History
  • 1 Mathematics
  • 1 Science
  • 1 Health and Physical Education
  • 1 Arts, Computer Studies or Technological Education
  • 7 optional credits selected by the student from available courses

Certificate of Accomplishment

Students who leave school upon reaching the age of 18 without having met the requirements for the OSSD or OSSC may be granted a Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate is a useful means of recognizing achievement for students who plan to continue certain kinds of training or find employment.
A student may return to school and take additional credit and non-credit courses and have their transcript (OST) updated. A new certificate will not be awarded, but an OSSD or OSSC will be granted when the returning student has fulfilled the requirements. (OS, section 6.4)