Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirements


Ontario Schools Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2011 (OS)

Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2011 (OS) cover page

Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirement, 2011 (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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Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirement (OSS), 1999 cover page Recognizing the need for an integrated policy document which reflects a coherent vision of education for Ontario schools from Kindergarten through Grade 12, the Ministry of Education has chosen not to release an updated edition of Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999 (OSS) at this time. This document is available as a PDF document. (274 KB)