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Graduation Information

Dear Graduating Students,

As you look forward to your high school graduation day on June 27th 2019, you should be aware of some important details concerning this special time in your life.  Checking this section of the website regularly is one way to stay up to date, and signing up for our Remind App is an excellent way to keep on top of: important dates, College and University visits, application workshops, and graduation details. 

Use the attached documents to help you get started, and don't forget to check in with Guidance if you have any questions or concerns regarding graduation and post-secondary pathways.

Post Secondary Survival Guide​- Link with important dates, websites, and graduation information

Graduation Requirements

Students make their course selections online through the student portal.  

Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

​4​credits in English
​3​credits in Mathematics
​2​credits in Science
​1​credit in Canadian History
​1​credit in Canadian Geography
​1​credit in the Arts
​1​credit in Health and Physical Education
​1​credit in French as a Second Language
​0.5​credit in Career Studies
​0.5​credit in Civics


Students must also choose one credit from each of the following groups:

​1One 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
​1One additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies,  or French as a second language, or cooperative education
​1One additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12) or technological education (Grade 9-12) or French as a second language, or computer studies, or cooperative education. 


In addition to compulsory credits, students must complete:

​12 optional credits
​40 hours of community involvement activities
Literacy requirement 

In Grade 10, students take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which measures whether or not they are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.

Students who do not meet provincial standard on the test may:

1) enroll in the OLC course which satisfies the literacy requirement upon successful completion of the course

2) re-take the OSSLT test

For more information about provincial testing, visit www.eqao.com.


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