What do you need to graduate?

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18 compulsory credits
Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:
4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)*
3 credits in mathematics (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 credit in French as a second language
0.5 credit in career studies
0.5 credit in civics

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1:


English or French as a second language**
a Native language
a classical or an international language
social sciences and the humanities
Canadian and world studies
guidance and career education
cooperative education***

Group 2:

health and physical education
the arts
business studies
French as a second language**
cooperative education***

Group 3:

science (Grade 11 or 12)
technological education
French as a second language**
computer studies
cooperative education***

In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete:

12 optional credits†

+the provincial literacy requirement
+a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities