Ontario Graduation Requirements

Q: What do you students need to do to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma?
A: Students must do the following to graduate:

 Successful completion of 30 credits (18 compulsory and 12 elective)

  • 4 English, one per grade level

  • 3 Mathematics, at least one in Grade 11 or 12

  • 2 Science

  • 1 French as a Second Language

  • 1 Canadian Geography

  • 1 Canadian history

  • 1 Arts

  • 1 Health and Physical Education

  • 0.5 Civics

  • 0.5 Career Studies

1 (Group 1) additional credit in English, 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

1 (Group 2) additional credit in health and physical education or the arts, or business studies, French as a second language or cooperative education

1 (Groups 3) additional credit in science (grade 11 or 12), or technological education, French as a second language, computer studies, or cooperative education

plus 12 optional credits

  • Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

  • Completion of 40 hours of community involvement.

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