Graduation Expectations

To earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), students must:

  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits;
  • Meet the provincial secondary school literacy requirement; and
  • Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities.

Students who successfully complete a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program as part of the requirements for their OSSD will receive a diploma with a SHSM seal.

To learn more about graduation requirements (compulsory credits, options credits, literacy requirements, etc.) in Ontario, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website.