Graduation

Ontario secondary students must meet specific requirements to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Graduation requirements

Completion of 30 total credits (18 compulsory credits and 12 optional)

Compulsory credits

16 credits from specific categories

  • 4 credits - English (one per grade level)
  • 3 credits - Mathematics (at least one at the senior level)
  • 2 credits - Science
  • 1 credit - Arts (music, art, or drama)
  • 1 credit - French as a second language credit
  • 1 credit - Canadian geography 
  • 1 credit - Canadian history 
  • 1 credit - Health and physical education
  • .5 credit - Career studies
  • .5 credit - Civics

1 additional credit from each of 3 groups

  • Group 1
  • English as third language; French as a second language; Social Sciences and Humanities; Canadian/World Studies; Guidance and Career Education; Cooperative Education; Native language; Classical or international language
  • Group 2
  • Arts; Business Studies; Health and Physical Education; French as a second language; Cooperative Education
  • Group 3
  • Science, Technological Education; Computer Studies; French as a second language; Cooperative Education

Notes

  • In groups 1, 2, and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language
  • Cooperative Education can count as compulsory credits, one from group 1 and 1 from either group 2 or group 3, for a total of 2 credits 

Community Involvement Hours

  • Students are required to complete 40 hours of Community Involvement are required.

OSSLT

  • Successful completion of the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC)​ is required.

Commencement 2020

We are finally moving ahead with our Commencement plans.  We will be moving forward with the scheduled date of Friday, November 6, 2020.  Although there continue to be a number of restrictions and based on the feedback we received from families in the spring, we will be moving forward with an alternative commencement ceremony.  We promise to make it a fun and memorable experience for all of our graduates.  Please see the commencement letter (link below) for more details.  Feel free to reach out the our school email eastdalecvi@ddsb.ca if you have any questions or need any help with the online form.

We hope that all of our graduates are having success in whatever they have chosen to pursue at this time and can't wait to see them during the ceremony!

Nov. 2 Update

Oct. 9 Commencement Update

Media Consent Form

Commencement Letter Sept. 25