Requirements

Admission Requirements

Candidates are obliged to fill out an application form showing the level of prior study. Please request that form by clicking “Application Form Request”.

Graduation Requirements

Students who complete all requirements receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Successful completion of an OSSD gives students the opportunity to apply for post-secondary education in Canada.

Requirements to Obtain an OSSD

  • 30 Credits
    • 18 Compulsory Credits
    • 12 Optional Credits
  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Graduation Requirement
  • 40 Hours Community Service

Literacy Requirement

Students must complete the Literacy Requirement to receive an OSSD. This includes either the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC). Students who fail the test twice can take the course.

Virtual students may take the test online. English language learners are entitled to special provisions, including extra time.

Community Involvement

Community involvement is a school-related activity that is managed by the principal. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of civic responsibility and strong community values during their secondary school years. All students are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement prior to graduation. However, the principal can designate less hours for students entering school in years after grade 9.

International Equivalency

Students who transfer to Ontario secondary schools from outside Ontario are eligible for equivalency credits. The number of credits depends on the program the student has completed.

For students who do not have Ontario credits, the principal will use an internationally accepted table and the list of diploma requirements as a guide to determine:

  • the total credit equivalency of the student’s background for placement purposes; and
  • the number of credits, including compulsory credits, that the student must earn to qualify for the OSSD.

But our services give you more than the OSSD

All High School Grades

The OSSD year - final year before university or college - is Grade 12 in Ontario. But we also offer all the rest of high school, which is grades 9, 10, and 11. So if you like, you can do all your high school with Toronto Prep!

Full ESL Support

There are English courses in the high school program, and they are mainly English literature. But there are also ESL options within the curriculum. And we have a partner school with all ESL programs.

Orientation to Post-Secondary

We help you prepare for university and college application. So, first we give you the learning you need. Then we help you use this to further your studies. Our students have gone on to both universities and colleges.

Information and Support

We help you find a place to live, find your way around the city, and enjoy activities we organize and others in the city and area. We expect you to learn, but we also expect you to enjoy your time here!

Requirement Detail

Note that this detail is to be read along with actual Course Content, on the FAQ page. However it may also be time to Contact Us for explanation and help with process.

 

Receive your Ontario High School Diploma through TPA.

For a lot of people, your goal is to reach post-secondary education in Canada. We are here to help you reach that goal!

Our school courses give you the opportunity to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We can help you complete all the steps to graduate, including the Ontario Literacy Test and Community Involvement components. The table below shows the required courses in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Each year our schools consult with the students and their parents as well as the Principal to decide on the courses that will be offered in the following year that will specifically assist students in gaining acceptance into various university programs.

Graduating students are awarded an Ontario High School Diploma upon successful completion of the program which includes the following requirements:

  • Earning a minimum of 30 credits (21 are equivalent credits from the local partner, and 9 are credit courses offered at a distance and/or in Canada);
  • Completing 20 hours of community involvement activities;
  • Passing the Ontario Literacy Test or the Ontario Literacy Course.
Ontario Literacy Test
(Test of Reading & Writing Skills)

All students who enter the Ontario school system must successfully complete the Ontario Literacy Test in order to earn an OSSD.

  • The test is based on the Ontario curriculum expectations for language and communications in all Grade 9 subject areas.
  • Successful completion of the test will be indicated on the Ontario Student Transcript (OST).
  • Schools are required to provide remedial assistance for students who do not complete the test successfully. If a student fails the test he/she will be able to take the Ontario Literacy Course (OLC40) and if successful, will meet the Ministry’s literacy requirements.

TPA has determined that it is in the students’ best interest that they write the test in Year Two (Grade 11). Those that fail the test will be allowed to take the Literacy course in Year 3, Semester 1.

Community Involvement Activities

Ontario students are required to complete 40 hours of community activities. Depending on the amount of time students spend at school and the additional services they do for the community, the required hours will be reduced. Generally speaking, TPA students will be required to perform 20 hours of service.

  • Activities that will meet the 20-hour requirement may be completed at any time during their years in our secondary school program.
  • The requirement is to be completed outside the students’ normal instructional hours.
  • Students may not receive payment for any of these activities.
  • Students will maintain and provide a record of their community involvement activities using the forms provided by the school.
  • Document completion is the responsibility of the student.
  • The dates and times that students participate in this program must be recorded and confirmed by the sponsoring organization or supervisors.
Graduation Requirements
for an Ontario School Diploma
Grade 108 Total Credits
Mandatory Credits 
  • English
ENG2D
  • Mathematics
MPM2D
  • Civics and Careers
GLC20, CHV20
  • Canadian History
CHC2D
  • Science
SNC2D
  • Information and Communication Technology
BTT2O
Optional Credits 
  • Computer Studies
ICS2O
  • Media Arts
ASM2O
  • Communications Technology
TGJ2O
Grade 117 Total Credits
Mandatory Credits 
  • English
ENG3U
  • Mathematics
MCR3U
Optional Credits 
  • Biology
SBI3U
  • Chemistry
SCH3U
  • Physics
SPH3U
  • Information and Communication Technology
BTA3O
  • Computer Science
ICS3U
  • Geography
CGD3M
  • Accounting
BAF3M
Grade 127 Total Credits
Mandatory Credits 
  • English
ENG4U
Optional Credits 
  • Functions
MDF4U
  • Calculus and Vectors
MCV4U
  • Data Management
MDM4U
  • Physics
SPH4U
  • Chemistry
SCH4U
  • Biology
SBI4U
  • Economics
CIA4U
  • Computer Science
ICS4U
  • International Business
BBB4M
  • Canadian History
CHI4U
  • Canadian and World Issues
CGW4U
  • Accounting
BAT4M
 22 Total Credits