The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements for secondary school students consist of a minimum of 30 credits. Students who successfully complete a standard Grade 9 program at SATEC @ W.A. Porter will receive eight credits: one compulsory credit in each of English, math, science, French, geography, physical education, arts, and technology. During the remaining three years of study, ten more compulsory subjects and twelve optional credits must be completed.
Although courses are organized into four grade categories, some students may take longer than four years to complete their diploma without repercussions to their future plans. For students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or have credits in ESL or want to explore cooperative or technological education, OYAP, etc, a five-year option may be another planning option.