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OSSC Certificate

Requirements for Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC)

14 credits -110 hours each – (7 compulsory credits, 7 elective credits)

  • 2 English
  • 1 Canadian Geography or Canadian History
  • 1 Mathematics
  • 1 Science
  • 1 Health and Physical Education
  • 1 Arts or Technology
  • 7 Electives

Certificate of Accomplishment

Recognition of achievement for students who leave for the world of work or vocational programs  before fulfilling the Diploma or Certificate requirements, but who have achieved significant progress in completing personal and educational goals. An Ontario Student Transcript, including the IEP where applicable, will be attached to the Certificate.

Note: There is no literacy test requirement for either of these certificates.

Substitution for Compulsory Courses

To meet students' individual needs, the principal may substitute up to three compulsory credit courses with courses from the remainder of those that meet the compulsory credit requirements. The decision to make a substitution for a student will be made only if the student's educational interests are best served by such substitutions. Each substitution will be noted on the student's Ontario Student Transcript (OST).