Graduation Information

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 30 (new) credits (including 18 compulsory) see chart below for specific details.  NOTE: students repeating a passed course will NOT be granted another credit.
  • Passing grade on the Grade 10 Literacy Test  ** see ministry update below
  • Completion of 40 hours of community service by May 1, 2022         ** see ministry update below

** Students graduating in the 2021-22 school year are exempted from the literacy requirement.

** For the 2021-22 school year, the ministry is revising the 40 hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.  For students graduating in the 2021-22 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities.

All potential graduates should schedule an appointment with their guidance counsellor for the EXIT PLAN MEETING.  

Ontario Scholars – students obtaining an average of 80% or greater in a minimum of six grade 12 courses are eligible to receive Ontario Scholar designation on their transcripts.

Download the Graduation Requirements PDF


Grade 12 – Grad Photos (beginning November 22nd, 2021)

To book your Graduation Photo Session, grab your student card and go to bookmygrad.ca.  Enter your school code and student number to get started.  Grad 2018 Timeline - R.F. Staples Secondary School

School Code – NAO

For more information click on Grad Photos Information


2022 – Excellence Award Nomination Forms (coming in April 2022)


Grade 12 – 2022 Class Valedictorian (coming in April 2022)


Grade 12 – Grad Gowns (TBD)


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