Get Ready to Graduate -
What should you do now?
  • Complete your Community Service Hours
  • Review your status sheet to ensure you have completed all graduation requirements (see Student Services if there is a concern)
  • Be aware of important dates and deadlines!
  • Fill out and submit your Grad Awards Application 
  • Research programs, pre-requisites, jobs, apprenticeships for next year
  • Check your OUAC/OCAS account regularly for updates and offers of admission 

To earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) you must:
  • Earn 30 credits including 18 compulsory and 12 electives
  • Pass the Grade 10 Literacy Test or Complete the Ontario Literacy Course
  • Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities

To apply to an Ontario College:
  • Earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Earn any prerequisite courses specific to the college program
  • Apply online through OCAS at
  • Complete and pay for application - check OCAS for due dates and cost and apply by February 1, 2018 to have equal consideration for program (application fee is $95.00 for five choices)
  • Review your status sheet (students will need the OEN number which is found on the status sheet for application purposes)

To apply to an Ontario University: 
  • Earn an OSSD
  • Complete a minimum of six Grade 12 courses at the U and/or M level (including prerequisites). The minimum average of these 6 courses should be 70%, although many programs will require a higher average.
  • Get your PIN (password) from Student Services in late November
  • Apply online through OUAC at
  • Complete and pay for application by January 17, 2018. Application fee is $140.00 for three choices – additional choices are $47.00 each
To enter the World of Work
  • Update your Resume
  • Practice interviewing skills
  • Check web-sites, attend job fairs
  • Get out there and network

To take an Apprenticeship

Meet with your Guidance Counselor or Co-op Teacher to discuss the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) where students earn high school credits and hours towards their apprenticeships in a trade.