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


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


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


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Grade 12 – Grad Gowns (TBD)


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