Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

To get your OSSD you need:

  • 18 compulsory credits (courses you must take and successful complete, see chart)
  • 12 optional credits (courses you get to choose from available courses)
  • 40 hours of community involvement activities
  • The provincial secondary school literacy requirement

Compulsory Credits

4 English (1 credit per grade)
3 Mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
2 Science
1 French as a Second Language
1 Canadian History
1 Canadian Geography
1 The Arts
1 Health and Physical Education
.5 Civics
.5 Career Studies
Plus ONE credit from each of these three groups:
1 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 (family studies, philosophy, world religions), or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education***


1 Group 2: 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or French as a Second Language**, or cooperative education***


1 Group 3: 1 additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12) or technological education (Grades 9 to 12), or French as a Second Language**, or computer studies, or cooperative education***


Add Your Comment