Ontario Secondary School Diploma

What is Ontario Secondary School Diploma?

Ontario Secondary School Diploma is a diploma granted to secondary school graduates in the Canadian province of Ontario.


Credit Requirements

Provincial Literacy Requirement

Community Work Requirement

Credit Requirements

In Grade 9 and 10, a student must complete 16 credits in total, 8 each year. In Grade 11 and 12, one must complete the 14 remaining credits, with no less than 6 attempted credits each year. In total, 30 credits must be achieved (18 compulsory and 12 elective).

Literacy Test

All students must also successfully complete the provincial secondary school literacy test in order to earn the Ontario secondary school diploma (between Grade 10 and 12). For those who are unable to pass the test in grade 12, they can enroll in the English literacy course before their graduation in order to fulfill the high school graduation criteria.

Community Work

The 40 hours of community involvement requirement is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop awareness and understanding about civic responsibility. These are achieved through active participation in supporting and strengthening their communities. It also provides the opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and possible career opportunities.