Graduation Information

A Message to Graduating Students and their Parents/Guardians

For all grade 12 students that are planning on graduating this June 2021,  please complete the graduation application by using the following link .

This application is important so that St. Thomas Aquinas can ensure that your High school Diploma is ready for you in June. Using the google form please type your legal name carefully because this is how it will appear on your official diploma.

For students who would like the school to purchase a graduation gown and cap please ensure you pay the $60 graduation fee.

Please note the $60 graduation fee is also being used to offset the cost to produce the Virtual Graduation video, graduation gift and other items.

The due date for this application is Friday March 12th, 2021. Students who apply after this day will miss the school’s tight deadline to order a gown and cap.


What do you need to graduate?

In order to obtain your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D) you need:

18 Compulsory Credits:

  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
  • 3 credits in mathematics (1 credit at the senior level)
  • 2 credits in science
  • 1 credit in Canadian history
  • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
  • 1 credit in the arts
  • 1 credit in health and physical education
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • .5 credit in career studies
  • .5 credit in civics

PLUS one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1: Additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or Social Sciences and the
Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies, or Guidance & Career Education or Coop*

Group 2: Additional credit in Health and Physical Education, or the Arts, or Business Studies, or
French as a second language or Coop*

Group 3: Additional credit in senior level science, or Technological education, or French as a
second language or computer studies or Coop*

In addition, students MUST complete:

  • 12 optional credits
  • 40 hours of community involvement activities
  • Successful completion of the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

How can I track my progress and see if I am on track to graduate?

Check your My Blueprint account regularly. Go to ‘High School Planner’ locate the Graduation Indicator on the right hand side of the page.


Sheridan has prepared a presentation providing an overview of OSAP, the application process, important information and tips for potential post-secondary students. In addition to this presentation, we also recommend that students visit the OSAP website ( for more information.    OSAP Presentation Video

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