Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma, is a provincial diploma granted to high school students. In order to graduate, students must complete 30 credits to fulfill the Ontario curriculum:

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Students in English will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods. They will interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication.


Students in Science will develop the skills, strategies required for scientific literacy. They will understand the fundamental principles & concepts of the natural sciences. Emphasis will be placed on the application of scientific inquiry in relation to technology, society & the environment.


Students in Mathematics will develop an investigative approach in applying the foundational principles of mathematical concepts. They will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they learn to solve multi-step problems. Students will refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in university- level courses.


Students studying Business will grasp a strong foundation of business phenomea on a local, national and global level. They will develop critical thinking skills to practice research and inquiry. Students will learn to communicate findings accurately, ethically, and effectively in order to achieve business, economic, financial, and digital literacy.