WHAT IS OSSD
OSSD stands for Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
This is a diploma granted to high school students in Ontario, Canada. To achieve this, a student needs to complete the Ontario education curriculum.
Canadian International Learning offers the opportunity to earn OSSD online for students in Canada and around the world.
Compulsory CreditsStudents must earn the following 18 compulsory credits to obtain the OSSD:
- 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
- 1 credit in French as a second language
- 3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 credit in grade 11 or 12)
- 2 credits in science
- 1 credit in Canadian history
- 1 credit in Canadian geography
- 1 credit in the arts
- 1 credit in health and physical education
- 0.5 credits in civics
- 0.5 credits in career studies
- 1 additional credit in English, or a third language, or social sciences and the humanities or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or co-operative education *
- 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or co-operative education *
- 1 additional credit in science (grade 11 or 12), or technological education (grades 9-12), or co-operative education *
The Community Involvement requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) present the CIL students with a valuable opportunity to exercise their call to love and serve others. Community service gives our students a rich opportunity to be of service to others in unique and valuable ways. The experience gained allows students to grow in knowledge and appreciation of themselves and their God-given gifts and talents.
Every student who enters secondary school must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
It is strongly recommended that students complete Community Involvement hours early in their secondary school career.
Contact CIL Guidance office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Community Involvement
- It helps students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility
- It develops a positive image and a greater sense of identity within the community.
- It provides networking opportunities for future employment.
Documentation confirming to the completion of each community involvement activity, in the form of the Community Involvement Tracking Record Sheet, must be submitted.
For more information on the community involvement requirement and eligible community involvement activities please view the following:
Ontario Student Transcript
The Ontario Student Transcript includes
All Grade 9 and 10 courses successfully completed by the student, with percentage grades obtained and credits earned;
What do you need to graduate from high school?
- 30 credits that include 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits*
- 40 hours of community service.
- Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC)
WHAT IS OSR
OSR stands for Ontario Student Record
The Ontario Student record is the record of the students who studied in Ontario. The OSR or Ontario student record reflects the student’s education progress through elementary and secondary school years in Ontario.
- The Ontario Education act says that the principal of the school collects information of the student’s OSR for including in school record and establish, maintain, retain, transfer, and dispose of the OSR.
- The Ontario student record is the privilege for the principal and teachers at the school for the further improvement of instruction and success of the student.
- When the student changes school all part of the Ontario student record would be transferred to the student’s new school except the office index card.
- In case of a transfer of the student outside of Ontario, OSR can only be transferred to the new school if the principal of that school requests for it. The Ontario student record could only be transferred to the school outside of Ontario with the consent of parents, guardians, or students (18+). The original OSR will still be retained by the Ontario School.
- The principal has a right to remove the information from OSR if it is not helping students to improve in his/her academic achievements.
- If the information in OSR is helpful to improve student’s academic achievement, parent, guardians, and student (18+) has the right to request to the principal to remove that information from their OSR.
- For every student who is under the age of 18, their parents must be aware of the purpose of the contents of OSR and that they have access to all the information and contents of the OSR.