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OSSD – Ontario Secondary School Diploma – USCA Academy

USCA Academy welcomes international students to register.

It is our invitation to all of you to become a part of our diverse class of students from countries across the world. Become one of the many candidates who aspire to pursue higher studies in highly-esteemed North American Universities. USCA Academy guides, prepares, and provides the right resources to achieve your goals!

Simply fill up the signup section and submit your application right away. Take the first step towards a remarkable journey of becoming a scholar of one of the reputed North American Universities! This unique program is conducted for aspirants who wish to pursue a high school diploma in Canada.


This program provides a unique platform for the aspirants who were unable to complete their high school education in their native countries. It will provide righteous resources to pursue their studies further at the same level and to get a chance to study in one of the top-rated American or Canadian Universities.

Students, on successfully completing this diploma in USCA Academy, will be rewarded with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Once the diploma is completed, the authority will assist the diploma holders to get admission into an American or Canadian International University as per their expectations.

Apart from guiding and providing professional assistance to the aspirants for achieving academic excellence and developing practical skills to cross the hurdles of life after high school, the team of mentors focuses on imbibing social skills, time management skills, organizational skills, self-discipline, confidence, dedication, and other life skills within the aspirants by creating an independent and positive learning environment!


  • Middle school graduates
  • Current course pursuers from Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12
  • Current International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) – O-Level pursuers


  • Any course certified or approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education completed by the aspirant will be counted. The credit scored by the aspirant can be transferred and counted as a part of the OSSD program.
  • A total of 110 hours of courses can be pursued in this program in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
  • The courses can be scheduled with flexibility for offering the highest convenience to the students and to help them save time and energy.
  • Every student will be assigned an Academic Guidance Counsellor to assist and guide him/her with a personal study plan. 


The prime requirement that every aspirant has to meet is 30 high school course credits (18 compulsory and 12 optional courses). Students will also have to finish 10 hours of community involvement every year on a mandatory basis. They will also have to pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

Advantages for OSSD aspirants

Enrolling in the OSSD course comes with numerous benefits for students in their academic, personal, and professional life. 

  1. Best-in-class Canadian curriculum 

This diploma program has been designed and developed by the top educators of the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada to exceed the expectation levels set by the Ministry of Education, Canada.

2. Qualification recognized globally 

Not only in North America but the entire world recognizes this course as a strong point of an aspirant’s educational qualification. In fact, it serves as one of the prime criteria sought by the reputed universities in the world.

3. Optimum teacher-student ratio

A small class size ensures the highest attention of the teachers for all the aspirants. The prime aim of USCA Academy is to impart knowledge and make the resources more useful for aspiring candidates. The faculty is formed with handpicked and verified experienced teachers. Hence, we focus on delivering a personalized learning experience in a positive environment.

4. University admission guaranteed

Apart from our assistance, the OSSD certificate will surely assist aspirants to get admission to the best North American Universities or in other continents.

5. Semester structure

OSSD is designed as a semester-based curriculum of two years. It means there are 4 semesters offering the flexibility of choosing subjects at the aspirant’s convenience.

6. Constant assessment throughout the course

Proper assessment and evaluation of the performance will be done continuously to ensure the overall development of the young minds. Every principal element of the learning platform will be considered while assessing their performance. In fact, 70% of the total grade will be given based on the evaluation and assessment. 30% of the grade is calculated from the final exam result at the end of a semester. Students can thus build confidence and reduce the risks of failure at every step.

7. Online resources

The entire OSSD study material can be accessed online. The 24/7 portal enables students to find relevant study material and complete his/her course with convenience. 

8. Work and migration to Canada

Once the students complete their undergraduate programs, they may find employment for three years and can seek migration to Canada.


Top 5 reasons for studying in Canada

  • Easier to find work and seek migration to Canada
  • A gateway to pursue excellent courses in top universities in the world
  • Top notch and affordable education
  • One of the best nations to study, work, and settle down
  • One of the safest and politically peaceful countries in the world


Credit Transfer

The credit scores of the international students will be evaluated by the school authority considering the courses taken in the native country. A complete official transcript requires such evaluation for the school to compare the courses pursued by the international aspirants with the Canadian courses of the same level to find the actual credit score.

Grade/Level Completed Foreign Credit Equivalent 2Grade Qualified in Ontario
Junior High / Form 3 8 Grade 9
Senior High School year 1/ form 1 16 Grade 10
Senior High School 2/ Form 5 22 Grade 11
Senior High School 3/ Form 6 24 Grade 12



We have the provision to provide lunch. Students can avail of lunch for the entire duration or for particular weeks. The program fee does not include lunch fees. We provide pizza and juice for lunch!


Q. What does OSSD stand for?

OSSD stands for Ontario Secondary School Diploma. It is awarded to students who have successfully completed their high school education.

Q. What are the OSSD Requirements?

A. To earn a high school diploma in Ontario, students must:

  • earn 18 compulsory credits
  • earn 12 optional credits
  • pass the literacy requirement
  • earn at least two online learning credits
  • complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities
Q. Can a student from outside Canada attend school in Ontario?

A. Yes, an international student can study in Ontario by obtaining a student Visa.

Q. Who determines the school curriculum?

A.  The Ministry of Education creates the curriculum and defines what teachers are required to teach and students are expected to learn in each grade and subject.

Q. How many credits do I need to obtain my Ontario Secondary School Diploma?

A.  You need 30 credits to obtain your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Q. If I fail a course will this count towards my 30 credits?

A. No, it will not count towards my 30 credits.

Q. What credits count toward the 30 credit threshold?

A.  Credits that count toward the 30 credit threshold include those earned through:

  • day school
  • night school
  • summer school
  • private school
  • credits from other jurisdictions that are recognized for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • dual credits
  • eligible music certificates.