High School in Ontario

The secondary school system in Ontario is based on a two semester model:

Semester One                        September to January
Semester Two                        February to June

Students can earn a maximum of four credits per semester. A credit is granted in recognition of the successful completion of a course that has been scheduled for a minimum of 110 hours.

Ontario Certified Teachers

All credit courses are taught by Ontario Certified Teachers. Secondary school progress reports are provided in October and March, midterm reports in November and April and final reports in February and July.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

International Students wishing to graduate from a Simcoe County District School Board High School must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements:

  •  Earn 30 credits (18 compulsory and 12 optional credits);
  • Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities; and
  • Complete the provincial literacy graduation requirement – Ontario Secondary 

Homestay Information

The homestay program provides students with the unique opportunity to live with a Canadian family. Local host families welcome international students into their homes and provide a safe and caring environment where international students are able to learn about Canadian customs and culture, and be fully immersed in the English language.

  •  Homestay students are provided with a private bedroom, study space and three meals per day
  • The homestay company provides custodianship for homestay students under the age of 18
  • Host families undergo a vigorous screening process, including: in-home interview, criminal background and reference checks

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