OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) – USCA Academy

OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) – USCA Academy

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USCA Academy welcomes international students to register for OSSD high school courses in Ontario, Canada.

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!

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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!

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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 for compulsory courses in ontario high school.  The advantage of Online study is saving living cost.

For in person study of OSSD courses, 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.


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
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Compulsory (18 credits)

  • 4 Credits in English: One credit per grade level, emphasizing language proficiency, communication, and literacy skills.
  • 3 Credits in Mathematics: Including at least one credit from grade 11 or 12, covering various math disciplines.
  • 2 Credits in Science: Providing foundational knowledge in scientific principles and inquiry.
  • 1 Credit in Canadian Geography: Focusing on geographic concepts and Canada’s landscapes.
  • 1 Credit in Canadian History: Exploring Canada’s historical developments and societal evolution.
  • 1 Credit in the Arts: Engaging in artistic expression, creativity, and cultural appreciation.
  • 1 Credit in Health and Physical Education: Promoting physical fitness, health awareness, and well-being.
  • 1 Credit in French as a Second Language: Emphasizing language proficiency in French.
  • 0.5 Credit in Civics: Understanding civic responsibilities, government structures, and citizenship.
  • 0.5 Credit in Career Studies: Introducing career exploration and development.

Optional (12 credits)

  • Group 1 (Choose 1 Credit): Options include additional English or a third language, social sciences, humanities, Canadian and world studies, guidance and career education, or cooperative education.
  • Group 2 (Choose 1 Credit): Offerings encompass health and physical education, the arts, business studies, or cooperative education.
  • Group 3 (Choose 1 Credit): Select from science (grade 11 or 12), technological education (grades 9-12), or cooperative education.


  • Completion of 40 hours of community involvement, fostering civic engagement and volunteerism.
  • Successful passing of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) to demonstrate literacy skills.
  • Courses certified or approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education count toward credit accumulation.
  • Credits earned by students can be transferred and recognized as part of the OSSD program, aiding in the fulfillment of requirements for ossd.

The OSSD’s credit system is crafted to furnish a comprehensive educational background, ensuring students gain a versatile knowledge base. This adaptable framework enables students to mold their elective choices in accordance with their unique interests and future goals

Advantages of Pursuing the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

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 OSSD Courses and resources

The entire OSSD study material and compulsory courses in ontario high school 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 CompletedForeign Credit Equivalent(Max)Grade Qualified in Ontario
Junior High / Form 38Grade 9
Senior High School year 116Grade 10
Senior High School 222Grade 11
Senior High School 324Grade 12

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

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

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

  • The tuition fee varies depending on the grade level. For local students, It’s $7,000 per year for high school students .
  • We follow the Ontario curriculum, which is designed to meet the needs of all learners and prepares them for success in post-secondary education and beyond.
  • Yes, we are an accredited private school. Our accreditation ensures that we meet rigorous standards for academic excellence, student safety, and operational practices.
  • We maintain small class sizes to ensure that each student receives individualized attention and support. Our class sizes vary depending on the grade level and program, but typically range from 5 to 10 students per class.