Compulsory Credits

Compulsory Credits

Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

Ontario Ministry of Education, require students to earn a total of 30 credits to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Eighteen of the credits are compulsory, 12 credits are optional, The credits required to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma are as follows:

  • 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
  • 1/2 credit in civics and 1/2 credit in career studies
  • In addition to the compulsory credits listed above, all students must complete the following:
  • 1 additional credit in English, or a third language, or a social science and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies
  • 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies
  • 1 additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12) or technological education (Grades 9- 12)
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