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What do you need to graduate?

Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

    4 credits in English (1 credit at each grade level)
    3 credits in Mathematics (Grades 9, 10 & 11)
    2 credits in Science (Grade 9 & 10)
    1 credit in Canadian History (Grade 10)
    1 credit in Canadian Geography (Grade 9)
    1 credit in the Arts (Visual, Drama, Dance, Music)
    1 credit in Health and Physical Education
    1 credit in French as a Second Language (Grade 9)
    0.5 credit in Career Studies, and
    0.5 credit in Civics

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

    Group 1: 1 additional credit in English, or 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*
    Group 2: 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education* or French as a second language**
    Group 3: 1 additional credit in science, or technological education, or cooperative education* or French as a second language**

    * - A maximum of two of the three additional compulsory credit requirements in groups 1, 2, and 3 may be met using credits earned through cooperative education.
    ** - A maximum of two of the three additional compulsory credit requirements for groups 1, 2, and 3 may be met with credits in French as a second language, one of which may be earned for group 1 and the second for either group 2 or group 3.

In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete:

    4 credits in Religion - Grade 9, 10 & 12 will count as Electives - Grade 11 counts as Group 1
    12 optional credits (3 of which may be Grade 9, 10 & 12 Religion)
    40 hours of Community Service (Volunteer) activities
    ...and must meet the Provincial Literacy Requirement by passing either the grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy test or the grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course