In order to earn an OSSD a student must:

Compulsory Credits

  • 4 English (one per grade)
  • 3 Mathematics (at least one in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 Science
  • 1 French as a Second Language
  • 1 Canadian Geography
  • 1 Canadian History
  • 1 Arts
  • 1 Health and Physical Education
  • 0.5 Career Studies and 0.5 Civics
  • Group 1: 1 additional credit in English or French as a second language* or a Native language or Classical or International language or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian and World Studies or Guidance and Career Education, or Cooperative Education*
  • Group 2: 1 additional credit in Health and Physical Education or Arts or Business Studies or French as a Second Language* or Cooperative Education*
  • Group 3: 1 additional credit in Grade 11 or 12 Science or Grades 9-12 Technological Education or French as a Second Language* or Computer Studies or Cooperative Education *

* A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education and French as a Second Language can count as compulsory credits.