THE ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma consistently ranks among the very best high school degrees in the world. Rosedale Academy is proud to deliver OSSD courses that not only meet but extend beyond the curriculum requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education to prepare students for post-secondary education and life beyond!
30 TOTAL CREDITS
Rosedale Academy recognizes prior credits earned at other local Ontario or international secondary institutions.
• English (4 credits, 1 credit per grade)
• Mathematics (3 credits, 1 credit must be in Grade 11 or 12)
• Science (2 credits)
• Canadian History (1 credit)
• Canadian Geography (1 credit)
• The Arts (1 credit)
• Health and Physical Education (1 credit)
• French as a Second Language (1 credit)
• Career Studies (½ credit)
• Civics (½ credit)
Plus, 1 additional credit from each of the following groups
• Social Sciences, Humanities, 3rd Language, Canadian or World Studies.
• Health, Physical Education, Arts or Business
• Science or Technology
Optional Credits may be chosen in any subject area.
40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Each student is required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement. The community involvement requirement helps to develop student awareness and understanding of community engagement and civic responsibilities. These activities may be completed at any time while earning secondary school credits.
THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures student literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. All students enrolled in the OSSD program write the test on the same date, typically scheduled in March.
For more information on the OSSLT contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ONTARIO STUDENT RECORD (OSR)
An Ontario Student Record (OSR) is created upon initial registration for any Ontario secondary school course and serves as an official physical school record file for the student. If a student already possesses an OSR, Rosedale Academy will work with the student’s home school to transfer the OSR. Rosedale Academy will create an OSR for all students who are registering for their first Ontario course.
For more information please refer to: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/osr/osr.html
ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT CARD
Twice per course, Rosedale Academy will issue an Ontario Ministry of Education report card for each student. The report card includes the student’s Ontario Education Number, the student’s percentage grades, and the teachers’ descriptive comments and reports on the student’s learning skills.
• Midterm report cards are issued when students have completed the first 50% of the course.
• The final report card will be issued within 10 business days of the teacher receiving a student’s final exam.
Once complete, Rosedale’s will email the final report card to the student and home school (if applicable).
ONTARIO STUDENT TRANSCRIPT
The Ontario Student Transcript provides a complete record of all Ontario secondary school credit courses taken. Any course completed successfully, withdrawn from or failed will appear on the student transcript along with the marks earned in each course.
Students are able to request up to two transcripts to be sent to home schools or a university/college. Students can email in a transcript request for a fee if they require more than two hardcopy transcripts to be sent.
For more information please refer to: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/ost/ost2013.pdf
ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Rosedale issues the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to students who meet all of the requirements laid out in Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12, Policy and Program Requirements, 2016.
Courses at Rosedale Academy are based on the Secondary School Diploma system designed and managed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. On successful completion of the diploma, students are able to graduate and attend post-secondary programs.
Ontario Scholar Certificates (OSC) are also issued for Rosedale graduating students whose 6 highest Grade 12 courses have an average above 80%.