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Secondary Students

Welcome to Secondary School Booklet

Making the transition from elementary to secondary school can be exciting, challenging and yet at the same time a little stressful. These feelings are normal reactions to unfamiliar situations in which we are unsure of what to expect or what will be expected of us. The purpose of this guide is to help Grade 8 students feel more comfortable and confident about entering secondary school by addressing many of the questions and concerns they face when making the transition to secondary school. You can read read through our guide here.

Graduation Requirements


OSSD requirements


Ontario Secondary School Certificate requirements


The Certificate of Accomplishment requirements


Community Involvement Activities


Every student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Full information can be found on the Community Involvement Activities page.


Colleges & Universities Information


Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities