Honour Roll and Additional Student Graduation Requirements
Students athletes at the Ontario Hockey Academy are provided with the opportunities for high quality learning and programs customized to their skills and interest with a caring and supportive environment. Our goal is to assist every student in achieving a successful outcome from their secondary school experience. We assist students and parents in making valuable, informed decisions about course selection and a student’s educational pathway. It is paramount that students understand the importance of the completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, below are some of the requirements that need to be completed.
ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA (O.S.S.D.)
To obtain Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) students must earn 30 credits of 110 hours each (including 18 compulsory credits and 12 elective credits.
The following 18 compulsory credits must be included in any student’s program in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma:
- 4 credits in English (1 “ENG” credit per grade)
- 1 credit in French as a second language
- 3 credits in mathematics (at least 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
- .5 credit in civics
- .5 credit in career studies
1 additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or
social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies or
1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or
business studies or
1 additional credit in Science
The Requirements of the O.S.S.D. In order to earn the O.S.S.D., a student must:
- earn 18 compulsory credits;
- earn 12 optional credits;
- complete 40 hours of community involvement activities
- successfully complete the provincial secondary school literacy test.
Ontario Student Transcript and Student Records
ONTARIO STUDENT TRANSCRIPT AND
ONTARIO STUDENT RECORD
● The Ontario Student Transcript (O.S.T.) is a provincially standardized
document that is the student's official record of credits earned. Copies are available to students on request. For current students, the first copy is free and additional copies may be requested for a small charge.
● The O.S.T. is kept in the student's Ontario Student Record folder (O.S.R.). This folder contains achievement results, credits earned, and other information important to the education of the student. The O.S.R. is created when a student enters the Ontario school system, and moves with the student from school to school. The O.S.R. is created under the authority of the Education Act, and the contents of the O.S.R. are protected under the
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The parents/guardians and the student may examine the contents of the O.S.R. on request, with the assistance of the Principal or a Guidance Counsellor.
The Ontario Student Transcript will reveal all Grade 11, 12, or 0AC courses attempted, including those failed, dropped or repeated. This change to the transcript (O.S.T.) will allow a more valid evaluation of each student's academic performance. Any courses dropped prior to the fifth school day after the mid-term report will not appear on the Ontario Student Transcript. In grade 9 and 10 only courses successfully completed will appear on the O.S.T.
Ontario HONOUR ROLL CALCULATION
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
HONOUR ROLL CALCULATION
At the end of June all courses taken within the past school year at the Ontario Hockey Academy are considered for honour roll.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONOUR ROLL REQUIREMENTS
Grade 9 Honour Roll: 80% or higher average in all 8 courses taken in year 1
Grade 10 Honour Roll: 80% or higher average in all 8 courses taken in year 2
Grade 11 Honour Roll: 80% or higher average in best 7 senior level courses
taken in year 3
Grade 12 Honour Roll: 80% or higher average in best 6 senior level courses
taken in year 4
Ontario Scholar Award:
80% or higher average in best 6 “U”, “M”, “E” or “O” stream grade 12 courses
Governor General’s Medal:
This medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduation from a secondary school. The average includes all grade 11 and 12 cour ses regardless of stream or subjects chosen. Courses taken after graduation to upgrade marks are not included.
ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST
Students will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (O.S.S.L.T.). The test is designed to evaluate students' reading and writing skills based on the cross-curricular literacy expectations in all courses up to and including Grade 9. Students must pass this test in order to graduate from High School. The successful completion of the test, including the date, will be recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript. Students who do not pass the test successfully will receive remedial help to prepare for retesting. Accommodations for students identified as exceptional can be put in place in accordance with the Ministry Document.
For students who have been unsuccessful in the OSSLT and had a second opportunity to write the test, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course is available. Successful completion of this grade 12 credit course fulfils the literacy requirement for graduation.
MANDATORY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Students are required, as part of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.), to complete 40 hours of unpaid community involvement over their four years of Secondary School. This involvement cannot start until the student enters Secondary School, will be in addition to the 30 credits required to graduate, and must be arranged by the students and parents. Students must keep a record of this involvement and have it validated by the school Principal. Possible placements include charity work, service clubs, coaching, or involvement in certain extra-curricular activities within the school as defined by the guide provided by the Ministry.