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Graduation Requirements

What do you need to graduate from high school?

40 hours of community involvement;
30 successfully achieved credits (18 compulsory* + 12 elective);
1 Literacy Test requirement.
      
You must successfully achieve the following compulsory* credits to earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

  • 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:

  • English or French as a Second Language;
  • A Native Language;
  • A Classical or International Language;
  • Social Sciences and the Humanities;
  • Canadian and World Studies;
  • Guidance and Career Education;
  • Cooperative Education.

 Group 2:

  • Health and Physical Education;
  • The Arts;
  • Business Studies;
  • French as a Second Language;
  • Cooperative Education.

 Group 3:

  • Science (Grade 11 or 12);
  • Technological Education;
  • French as a Second Language;
  • Computer Studies;
  • Cooperative Education.

Graduation Awards and Certificates