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Toronto Catholic District School Board

What Do You Need to Graduate


n     Ontario Secondary School  Diploma (OSSD)


n     Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC)


n     Community Involvement

The 40-Hour Community Involvement component of the OSSD is designed to encourage civic responsibility and promote Christian and community values. 

For more information, including guidelines for eligible activities:

  • Click “Programs and Services”
  • Click “School Programs, K-12”
  • Click “Guidance and Career Education”
  • Click “Community Service” to download a Community Involvement Activity Form


n  Ontario Secondary School Literacy Requirement

Our grade 10 students write the OSSLT for the first time in the second semester of the academic year.  The province-wide test is designed to measure whether a student can successfully demonstrate reading and writing skills that apply in all subject areas in the provincial curriculum, up to the end of grade nine. The test is designed and marked by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).The following websites are an excellent resource to consult in preparation of the OSSLT: