Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2016 (OS) sets out the requirements of the Ministry of Education that govern the policies and programs of all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario. OS is intended for school and school board administrators, but will also be on interest within the broader educational community.
OS supersedes Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9-12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999 (OSS). Whereas OSS outlined policy direction only for secondary schools, OS has been developed to consolidate in one document the broad range of policies and programs that affect the educational experience of students in Ontario schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It reflects the continuity of education policy governing programs for all students, from entry to school to graduation.
Where appropriate, references to relevant legislation, regulations, policy/program memoranda, and/or policy documents are provided in a box at the end of a text section. The online version of OS provides active links to these references. Where possible, a link is also provided to the main page for the topic on the ministry website.
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