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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Diploma Criteria & Requirements

What do you need to graduate?


Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma: 

4 credits in English
3 credits in mathematics
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
.5 credits in career studies
.5 credits in civics

Additional Compulsory Credits

1 additional credit in English or a third language, or social science and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education.
1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education
1 additional credit in science, or technological education, or cooperative education

In addition to the compulsory credits, students must successfully complete: 

12 optional credits
40 hours of community involvement activities
The Ontario Secondary School LIteracy Test