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OSSD REQUIREMENTS

ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA (OSSD)

In order to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma a student must:

  • Earn 18 compulsory credits

  • Earn 12 additional optional credits

  • Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities

  • Successful meet the Ontario Provincial Literacy requirement.

COMPULSORY CREDITS

Students must earn the following compulsory credits in order to obtain
the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

ADVANCE PLACEMENT

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

  • Students must have met the pre-requisite requirement in Grade 11 and achieved at least 90% or above in order to enroll in Grade 12 AP courses.  
  • List of JIHS AP Courses

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • MHF4UP (Grade 12 Advanced Functions)
  • MCV4UP (Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors)

  • MDM4UP (Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management)

  • ICS4UP (Grade 12 Computer Science)

Sciences

  • SBI4UP (Grade 12 Biology)

  • SCH4UP (Grade 12 Chemistry)

  • SCH4UP (Grade 12 Physics)

Social Sciences 

CIA4UP (Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues)

Follow AP Exams 2022 to View the official exam dates and times.

Working from Home

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MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Learners participating in on-line courses should have access to hardware that meets or exceeds the following standards. Students with access to equipment that does not meet these standards may experience slow interactivity; limited interactions and/or long wait periods for file downloads.

  • Recommended Desktop Standards: PIII, 256 MB, Macintosh G3, or better (minimum: P II 128MB)

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2, OS 10.3, or better (minimum: Windows 98, Mac OS 8.6)

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or better (minimum: Internet Explorer 5.5.)

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or better (minimum: Reader 5)

  • Windows Media Player 9

  • Macromedia plug-ins (including mandatory: Flash)

  • A DSL or better connection to the Internet. Speakers

  • Monitor (screen resolution 800 x 600, 16 bit colour) or better

  • A typical Office suite of applications; specifically, a word processor application, spell checker, equation editor, and a spreadsheet application are mandatory

  • Math students are encouraged to use a scanner to submit handwritten assignments rather than typing up their math assignments

  • Students taking English courses will need access to a microphone connected to their computer

  • Data Transmission Standards: TCP/IP

  • Minimum Bandwidth Standards Single Computer: modem. LAN - Switched 10/100 Mb