Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements

Students make their course selections online through the  student portal.  

Students must earn the following compulsory credits:

4 credits in English
3 credits in Mathematics
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
0.5 credit in Career Studies
0.5 credit in Civics

Students must also choose one credit from each of the following groups:

1 English or French as a second language, a Native language, a classical or an international language, social sciences and the humanities, Canadian and world studies, guidance and career education cooperative education
1 health and physical education, the arts, business studies, French as a second language, cooperative education
1 health and physical education, the arts, business studies, French as a second language, cooperative education


In addition to compulsory credits, students must complete:

12 optional credits
40 hours of community involvement activities
Literacy requirement (Grade 10 Literacy Test or course)


Important Gr 12 Grad Updates


Attention Graduating Students!

Grade 12 grads are strongly encouraged to apply for SCI Scholarships by Friday, May 26th.  These are the awards that are presented at Commencement and students must apply for them.  There is a significant amount of money involved with these awards and our community sponsors are eager to give this money to our students.  The link to the application is available at the following link. https://forms.gle/rZQrH9vTCRYC377p9

The community also provides money for bursaries for students who require financial assistance to attend post-secondary programs.  Applications are also due by May 26th. https://forms.gle/2LbJvDkfS5cbC4946

The Grad Breakfast will be held on Monday, May 29 at 8:00 am.  Mr. Jasek and Mr. Gibson will be flipping pancakes and cooking sausage, and this will also be an opportunity for students to vote for their Valedictorian and visit with their teachers.  The Valedictorian voting link is also available here: https://forms.gle/RtNuiFjScAyaueQR6

We're so excited to see our Grade 12s cross the stage at Commencement on Thursday, June 29 at 7 pm.  Please stay tuned for updates and due dates!!!


SCI Grad Meeting

Check out this link to view the Grad Meeting Presentation.


Scholarships & Bursaries

This year, Grad Week will occur
from April 24 - 27!

Grad Week is a time for all graduating students to focus on going through their check lists in preparation for Commencement on June 29.

Here are the highlights:

Grad Week Information Meeting: There will be a meeting on Monday, April 24, during period 2 in the library. All grade 12 students should attend!

Grad Gown Rentals: From now until April 28 you will be able to order your Grad Cap & Gown with Photo at SchoolCash Online. The cost is $25 and orders must be made no later than that to meet the ordering deadline.

The Scholarship Application is now available online. Due date is Friday, May 26th @ 2:35pm.

Valedictorian Nominations: During Grad week, nominations will be open for the 2023 Valedictorian. Visit https://forms.gle/FwRjbvBvYfUfoatw9 and nominate the graduating student who you feel best represents the graduating class. Nominations close at 2:30pm on Thursday, April 27.

Community Service Hours: All community service hours should be submitted by May 1. If you’re still short, please come talk to someone in Guidance ASAP. A minimum of 40 hours are required to graduate.

Grad Breakfast & Valedictorian Voting: The Grad Breakfast & Valedictorian Vote will take place on the morning of May 29 from 8:15-9:00am. Stay tuned for more information.

Watch your emails for more information as it becomes available.


Grade 12 Graduation Photos

Book your Grade 12 Graduation Photos session during January 17-18! To book your graduation photo session, grab your student card and go to bookmygrad.ca. Enter your school code, NER, and student number to get started.