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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

Students who successfully complete high school are awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) from the Ontario Ministry of Education. Students who have taken secondary school courses in another country will be offered equivalent credits based on the successful completion of those courses.

30 Credits (18 Compulsory Credits + 12 Optional Credits)

BELOW ARE THE REQUIREMENTS STUDENTS MUST FULFILL IN ORDER TO GRADUATE WITH AN OSSD:

THE ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST (OSSLT)

Created and assessed by the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office). Evaluates language skills based on the Ontario Curriculum expectations at the Grade 9 level. LIA offers Literacy Test preparation classes after school. LIA holds a Mock Literacy test prior to the OSSLT to ensure students are prepared for testing.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Students must complete 40* hours of community service. This may be completed at any time during their high school years. Service may take place in businesses, nonprofits, public sector institutions and informal settings

*hours to complete is based on year of entry: grade 9/10 – 40 hours; grade 11 – 30 hours; grade 12 – 20.

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