Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements

  • Successful completion of literacy requirement
  • 40 hours of community involvement
  • 30 credits: (18 compulsory and 12 optional)
    • 4 English, one per grade level
    • 1 French as a second language
    • 3 Mathematics, at least one in Grade 11 or 12
    • 2 Science
    • 1 Canadian geography
    • 1 Canadian history
    • 1 Arts (dance, drama, media, music, visual arts)
    • 1 Health and physical education
    • 5 CivicS
    • 5 Career studies

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1: an additional English credit

or        French as a second language*

or        a third language

or        a Social Sciences and Humanities credit

or        a Canadian and World Studies credit

or        a Guidance and Career Education credit

or        a Cooperative Education credit *

Group 2: a Business Studies credit

or        a credit in Health and Physical Education

or        a credit in the Arts

or        a credit in Cooperative Education *

or        French as a second language *

Group 3: a Grade 11 or 12 Science credit

or        a Technological Education credit

or        a Computer Studies credit

or        a Cooperative Education credit *

or        French as a second language *

plus 12 optional credits

* A maximum of two credits in Cooperative Education and two credits in French can count as compulsory credits.