Ontario Secondary School Diploma

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is a diploma granted to secondary school graduates in the province of Ontario. It is part of the publicly funded province-wide school system. It is awarded to all students who complete the Ontario education curriculum.

OSSD Requirements

1. Earn 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits

Subject AreaCredits
English (1 credit per grade: 9-12)4
French as a Second Language1
Mathematics (at least 1 credit in grade 11 or 12)3
Canadian History (grade 10)1
Canadian Geography (grade 9)1
Health and Physical Education1
Civics and Career Studies1
1 additional credit in a second language (either French or English), or a native language, or a classical or international language, or social sciences and humanities, or Canadian and world studies1
1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or French as a second language1
1 additional credit in grade 11 or 12 science, or technological education, or computer studies, or French as a second language1
Compulsory Credits Required18
Optional Credits Required12

2. Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities

3. Meet the provincial literacy requirement