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Course Selection (Grades 9-12) & Ontario Graduation Requirements

High School Students (Grades 9-12)To help you 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 four 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 the most favourable. Note not every Elective Course will be offered at all schools within the CDSBEO.

Upon receipt of your Course Selection Options Form, guidance teachers will draft a 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 exact graduation requirements. The Ontario high school program is based on a credit system. Students must earn a total of 30 credits (one for every 110-hour course completed) to obtain a high school diploma. There are 18 compulsory credits earned in every student's specified number of courses. The remaining 12 credits are optional 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 pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, typically taken in grade 10.

Ontario High School Graduation Requirements Document