Ontario Secondary School Diploma
In order to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) a student must:
All students must successfully complete the Ministry of Education literacy requirement in order to earn a secondary school diploma. Either successfully passing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC40) will accomplish this.
4 credits in English (one per grade and all acquired at Pickering College)
3 credits in Mathematics (at least one in Grade 11 or 12 and all acquired at Pickering College)
2 credits in Science
1 credit in French as a second language
1 credit in Canadian Geography
1 credit in Canadian History
1 credit in the Arts
1 credit in Health and Physical Education
0.5 credit in Civics
0.5 credit in Career Studies
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.
1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or French as a second language, or cooperative education.
1 additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12), or technological education, or French as a second language, or computer studies
Note: Only two Cooperative Education credits can count as compulsory credits.
Use this plan as a guide to your course selection (based on course offerings at Pickering College):