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Completing Secondary Education

What do you need to graduate?

18 compulsory credits

Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD):

4 credits in English
3 credits in mathematics
2 credits in science
1 credit in Canadian history
1 credit in geography
1 credit in the arts
1 credit in health and physical education
0.5 credit in career studies
0.5 credit in civics

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

  • 1 additional credit in English, or a third language, or social science and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education.

  • 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or in the art, or business studies, or cooperative education

  • 1 additional credit in science, or technological education, or cooperative education.

In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete:

  • 12 optional credits
  • 40 hours of community involvement activities
  • The provincial literacy requirement

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