Ontario Secondary School Diploma
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth."John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The Upper School is inspected annually by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is authorised to grant credits for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is recognized by universities around the world for direct admission. To date, 100% of our graduates have gone on to post-secondary education and are attending prestigious universities in countries such as Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and more.From Grade 9 to Grade 12, students follow academic credit courses leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Each credit course consists of 110 hours of instruction. Students study 8 courses per year, 4 per day on a Day 1/Day 2 basis. Two levels of courses can be offered at Ontario High Schools in Grades 9 and 10: Applied and Academic. In Grades 11 and 12, there are 4 levels that can be offered: University (U), University/College (M), College (C) and Workplace (E). Open Courses (O) like Physical Education can be offered in all four years. All courses at CDNIS are offered at the Academic Level in Grades 9 and 10 and the University level or the University/College level in Grades 11 and 12.In order to qualify for an OSSD, a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits. Students must also complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service and must pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
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