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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements


What do you need to earn an OSSD?

There are three components to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

1) Complete 40 hours of Community Service

2) Complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Requirement.

3) 2 Online Credits (opt-out option available)

4) Complete 30 Credits 

The 30 credits are divided into 18 Compulsory + 12 Optional

-----------------Compulsory Credits:

4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

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

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 International Language, or Social Sciences and 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 French as a Second Language, or Cooperative Education*

Group 3

1 Additional credit in Science (Grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education, or French as a Second Language, or Cooperative Education*