OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) – USCA Academy

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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 sign up and submit your application right away. Take the first step towards a remarkable journey of becoming a scholar of one of the reputable Universities!


This program provides a unique platform for the aspirants who is interested in pursuing high school education study in Canada. It will provide righteous resources to pursue their further studies in one of the top-rated American, Canadian, UK, and Australian Universities.

Students, on successfully completing this diploma program in USCA Academy, will be awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Once the diploma is completed, the authority will assist the diploma holders in getting 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!

Online Study VS in person Study

    International Students can study the Ontario Secondary School courses online from back home or study in USCA Academy Campus by getting a study permit.  For online study, USCA Academy’s best teachers provide live teaching using zoom platform.  The advantage of Online study is save living cost.

    For in person study, students can experience Canadian life and the diverse culture at an earlier stage of life.

    For in person study, USCA Academy immigration specialist can help prepare the study permit application for the applicants if need.

    Who is eligible to apply for OSSD?

      International or local students who are:

      • Middle school graduates
      • Current high school students from Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12
      • Newly High school graduates
      • Current International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) ,O Level,  A level pursuers, Or AP students

      OSSD REQUIREMENT – Credit Requirements for ossd

      The prime requirement that every aspirant has to meet is 30 high school course credits (18 compulsory and 12 optional courses).

      • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
      • 3 credits in Mathematics (at least one credit from grade 11 or 12)
      • 2 credits in Science
      • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
      • 1 credit in Canadian History
      • 1 credit in the Arts
      • 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
      • 1 credit in French as a second language
      • 5 credit in Civics
      • 5 credit in Career Studies
      • Plus one credit from each of the following groups:1 additional credit in group 1:
        • English, or a third language
        • Social sciences and the humanities
        • Canadian and world studies,
        • Guidance and career education,
        • Cooperative education.

        1 additional credit in group 2:

        • Health and physical education,
        • The arts,
        • Business studies,
        • Cooperative education.

        1 additional credit in group 3:

        • Science (grade 11 or 12)
        • Technological education (grades 9 – 12)
        • Cooperative education

      Students will also have to finish 40 hours of community involvement in high school. They will also have to pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

      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.

      For More Information You Can Contact Us here:

      2187 Dunwin Dr, Mississauga. ON. L5L 1X2.
      Phone: (905) 232-0411
      Email:  info@uscaacademy.com, uscaacademy@gmail.com


      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.

      1. 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.   The diploma is recognized in North America, UK, Canada,  Ausralia, Hongkong and so on.

      1. 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.

      1. 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.

      We have immigration Specialist can help with the work visa, study visa or Permanent resident application.

      1. 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 countries like UK, Australia, New Zealand.

      1. Flexible student intake and credit transfer

      With five student intake semesters a year(September, November, February, April, July ), USCA Academy allows you to start when it’s most convenient for you. Plus, Our math and English placement tests ensure you start at the right level.

      With our Prior Learning Assessment, you will get Ontario high school credits for your previous high school work that you have completed in your own country, no matter what educational system you studied in before.

      1. 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.

      1. 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.

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      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(Max) Grade Qualified in Ontario
      Junior High / Form 3 8 Grade 9
      Senior High School year 1 16 Grade 10
      Senior High School 2 22 Grade 11
      Senior High School 3 24 Grade 12


      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.
      How do I get OSSD in Ontario?

      To obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), you must meet the following requirements:

      1. Earn 30 credits: You need to earn a total of 30 credits, which must include 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits. Compulsory credits include courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Canadian History, Canadian Geography, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, and one additional credit in English, Math or Science.

      2. Complete the community involvement requirement: You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities.

      3. Pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT): If you are a student who started grade 9 in 2021-2022 or later, you will need to complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) instead of writing the OSSLT.

      4. Meet the provincial standard for literacy and numeracy: You must meet the provincial standard for literacy and numeracy to receive an OSSD.

      5. Meet the residency requirement: You must be a resident of Ontario and complete a certain portion of your secondary school education in Ontario.

      Once you have met all the requirements, you can obtain your OSSD from your high school. If you are an adult learner, you may be able to obtain your OSSD through adult education programs offered by school boards or community organizations.