The Ontario Ministry of Education has released the board specific graduation rates for the 2012-
2013 cohort. The ALCDSB 4 year graduation rate is 88.6% and the 5 year graduation rate is
92.9% for the 2012-2013 cohort.
This is the fourth publication of board specific graduation results from the Ontario Ministry of
Education. The graduation rates for ALCDSB are a clear indicator that our strategic priority of an
engaged community of learning that promotes high levels of student achievement, in a culture
that supports the belief that all students can learn, is successfully implemented.
It is vital as a
board that we continue to strive for this strategic priority each year.
Graduation is one indicator of student success and achievement during secondary school. To
achieve an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must complete 30 credits (18
compulsory and 12 student options), pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
and complete 40 hours of voluntary community service. The graduation rate does not include
students who continue their education beyond year 5; students who earn Ontario Secondary
School Certificates (OSSC) or Certificates of Accomplishment; students who return as adult
learners and graduate.