Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Designed for students wishing to obtain a high school diploma in Canada.

Program Introduction
These courses are designed for students who have not obtained a high school diploma in their home country.
 
Students who complete Ontario High School courses will get an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and can also apply to any Canadian and International Universities. The main high school course areas  include: English, Mathematics, Business, Arts, Social Science and Computer Science.

In order to receive an OSSD, students must obtain 30 secondary school course credits (which include 18 compulsory courses and 12 optional courses). Students must also complete 10 hours of community involvement per year and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Upon presenting the original transcript to the school, international students could have the courses taken in their original country transferred to Ontario secondary school credits.

Students who have not graduated from high school, or who cannot apply to universities in the absence of a high school diploma from their home country, are urged to apply for Ontario secondary school courses. These courses are also suitable for students wishing to use their TAIE ENG4U grades in place of English Proficiency Test scores for university admittance.
 
Program Requirements
Graduates from middle schools and current course takers for Grades 10,11 and 12 ( or current course takers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB), O-level) 

Program Features
  · Based on the standards set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, courses taken in the home country of the students can be transferred for credits that are by the OSSD.
  · Courses are a total of 110 hours, and can be taken in the morning, afternoon and evening. There is also a flexible schedule and start date, which helps our students optimized their time.
  · Students can take 12 credits per year. 
  · Our Academic Guidance Counsellors will help students one-on-one and facilitate their personal study plan.

Credit Transfer
For credit transfers, the school will evaluate courses taken in the home countries of our international students; requiring at the minimum a complete and official transcript. The school will compare the completed courses with Canadian courses and evaluate the number of equivalent credits for which the student can be granted. The following chart shows an estimation of transferred credits for different grades.
(Note: this chart is for reference only. Final decisions are made when students present their official transcript to the school.)