Course Selection (Grades 9-12) & Ontario Graduation Requirements
High School Students (Grades 9-12)
To help choose an educational path that will best suit your interests and goals we have attached the Course Selection Options Form you may choose from CDSBEO International Education Course Selection Form. Please be advised, students are assigned 4 courses per semester. As noted on the form, some are Compulsory Courses and some are Elective Courses. Please rank your Elective Course preferences in order beginning with #1, with #1 being most favourable. Note, not every Elective Course will be offered at all schools within the CDSBEO.
Upon receipt of your Course Selection Options Form a draft timetable will be created for you, however, please note, you may meet with the Guidance Department upon starting school to discuss potential revisions to your schedule.
Ontario Graduation Requirements
All students (including international students) must meet the same graduation requirements. The Ontario high school program is based on a credit system. Students must earn a total of 30 credits (one for every 10-hours course successfully completed) to obtain a high school diploma. There are 18 compulsory credits, earned in a specified number of courses from a list of subjects that every student must take. The remaining 12 credits are optional, earned in courses that the student may select from the full range of courses offered by the school. Students must also complete 40 hours of community involvement activities and must pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, which is normally taken in grade 10.