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High School Credit Courses

High School Credit Courses

In order to earn the OSSD, a student must:

  • earn 18 compulsory credits;
  • earn 12 optional credits;
  • complete 40 hours of community involvement activities;
  • successfully complete the provincial secondary school literacy test.

Compulsory Credits:

  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)*
  • 3 credits in mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 credits in science
  • 1 credit in Canadian history
  • 1 credit in Canadian geography
  • 1 credit in the arts
  • 1 credit in health and physical education
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 0.5 credit in career studies
  • 0.5 credit in civics
  • 1 Additional credit in English or French, a third language, Social Science/Studies or Canadian/World Studies or third language or additional senior English credit (Group 1)
  • 1 Additional credit in Physical Education, Arts, Business, or Co-op (Group 2)
  • 1 additional credit in Senior Science, Technology, or Computer Studies (Group 3)

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