Students in grades 9-12 are subject to the Diploma Requirements of the Ministry of Education, as described in the section for these grades.
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The most authoritative source for descriptions, course prerequisites and
graduation requirements is the Ministry Of Education Website.
A credit is granted in recognition of the successful completion of a course that has been scheduled for a minimum of 110 hours. Normally, students in Grades 9-12 will be able to earn 8 in each year towards the 30 credits they will require to obtain a diploma.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 elective credits selected from those available and those of specific interest to the student and their individual goals for career and future educational programs. These will be selected with the assistance of parents, counselors, teachers, and administrators.
Students are now required to earn two e-Learning credits to graduate from secondary school, beginning with every student who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school year. Families wanting to opt out of this requirement must complete the eLearning opt-out form.
In order to ensure that all students can qualify for the OSSD or the Certificate of
Education, principals may substitute among the compulsory credits as follows: