So you’re starting high school! This is such an exciting time in your life and a big step towards your future. There’s so much to learn about earning your diploma, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.
In Grade 9, you start earning credits towards your OSSD. This will probably be a brand new experience for most of you, but it’s not as scary as it sounds. Really, a credit is just another word for course (there are a few exceptions to this, but you don’t have to worry about that until Grade 10). There are two types of credits you need to take: compulsory and optional. Basically that means there are some very specific courses you must take, and others that you get to choose. by the end of high school, you will have earned at least 30 credits (perhaps more). In Grade 9, we will be focusing on your first 8!
You’ll also start earning your community involvement hours – fun!
Only need one or two courses? Jump directly to our available course list, or, are you currently in your Grade 8 year but interested in taking a Grade 9 course? Check out our Reach Ahead Program.