Why Choose CISA?

Exceptional management and teaching team, renowned for their extensive experience and unwavering commitment to student success.

Achieving a remarkable track record, 100% of our students gain admission to prestigious universities/colleges, with 80% receiving noteworthy full or partial scholarships.

Enjoy personalized learning in small class sizes of no more than 15 students, ensuring individual attention and tailored support from our dedicated educators.

Enjoy comprehensive facilities including modern dormitories, Wi-Fi, student cafeteria, sports field, tennis court, gymnasium, library, recreation room, and 24/7 residential supervision and security.

Engage in a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including enriching sightseeing excursions, thrilling outdoor sports, immersive cultural exchanges, educational field visits, and stimulating discipline competitions.

Benefit from a meticulous focus on enhancing international students' English proficiency, through specialized IELTS/TOEFL/SAT training courses designed to significantly elevate test scores.

Application Steps

Ontario Secondary School Curriculum

The Ontario Secondary School Curriculum is a set of standards and guidelines established by the Ontario Ministry of Education to ensure that all secondary school students in the province of Ontario receive a high-quality education that prepares them for post-secondary education, work, and citizenship.

The curriculum is divided into four main areas of study: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies/Humanities. Within each area of study, there are a variety of courses that students can choose to take, depending on their interests and career goals. The curriculum also includes requirements for physical education, the arts, and other elective courses, as well as opportunities for students to participate in co-curricular activities, such as sports teams, clubs, and volunteer work.

The Ontario Secondary School Curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that it remains relevant and effective in preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century.

The curriculum is divided into four main areas of study: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies/Humanities. Within each area of study, there are a variety of courses that students can choose to take, depending on their interests and career goals. 


Flexibility and Choice

It offers a wide range of courses that allow students to explore different subjects and tailor their education to their interests and strengths. The curriculum also provides different pathways to graduation, including academic, applied, and vocational streams, which offer students diverse options for pursuing their goals.

Relevance and Rigor

The curriculum is designed to be relevant to the real world and to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. It is also rigorous, challenging students to think critically, analyze information, and develop problem-solving skills.

Digital Literacy

It emphasizes the importance of technological and digital literacy, recognizing that these skills are essential for success in the 21st century. Students are encouraged to use technology to research, communicate, and create, and to develop their skills in coding, media literacy, and digital citizenship.

Recognized Qualification

The OSSD is a widely recognized qualification, both within Canada and internationally. This means that universities and colleges in Ontario and other countries are familiar with the OSSD and understand the requirements necessary to earn one.

Scholarship Opportunities

Some universities and colleges offer scholarships and other forms of financial aid to students with outstanding academic achievements. The OSSD can be an important factor in determining eligibility for these opportunities.

Academic Preparation

The OSSD requires students to complete a range of courses in different subjects, including math, science, and English. This ensures that students are academically prepared for post-secondary education, which can be advantageous in the competitive university and college admissions process.

Advanced Standing

Depending on the program, students with an OSSD may be eligible for advanced standing or credit transfer at universities and colleges in Ontario and other countries. This means that students may be able to complete their degree or diploma more quickly, saving time and money.

Career Advancement

Having an OSSD can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Many employers require a high school diploma as a minimum qualification, and having an OSSD can demonstrate a level of academic achievement and commitment to education.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must meet the following requirements:

A mimimum of 30 Credits

  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from grade 9 to 12 Including 18 compulsory credits* and 12 optional credits**
  • Among the 30 credits, at least two credits must be gained through online study

Successful Completion of OSSLT or OSSLC

  • In-class students must pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Failing the test, students can take the OSSLC course (OLC4O) to fulfill the requirement***
  • Online students outside of Canada must take the OSSLC course (OLC4O) to fulfill the requirement

A minimum of 40hr volunteer

  • Completion of 40 hours of community service work with provide proof

  • Ask school principal or guidance counselor for more information on volunteering opportunities

*18 Compulsory Credits

  • 4 English (1 for each grade)
  • 3 Mathematics  (1 in grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 Sciences
  • 1 Canadian history
  • 1 Canadian geography
  • 1 Arts
  • 1 Health and physical education
  • 1 French as a second language
  • 0.5 Civics
  • 0.5 Career studies
  • 1 ESL or third language or social humanities
  • 1 Health and physical education or liberal arts or business
  • 1 Science or technological education (in grade 11 or 12)

***OSSLT and/or OSSLC

The EQAO requires that from Fall 2022, the OSSLT will be resumed again for students in grade 10 and above. Students living in Canada must come to school to take the test and the test will be in an online format. Students who are living outside of Canada can take the OSSLC course instead of taking the exam to fulfill this requirement. A fee will be applied for the test and the course.

**12 Optional Credits

Students must earn 12 optional credits by successfully completing courses offered in their school’s program and course calendar.

Students who have completed the above requirements, either through an in-class or online program, can obtain the OSSD and apply to Ontario universities through the OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) at www.ontario.ca/page/high-school-graduation-requirements.

The OSSD is officially recognized by all top universities in the world and enjoys a high status in the global K-12 education system. This means that holding an OSSD can satisfy the dream of a top university worldwide.

Course Calendar 2023

To download the course calendar for 2023, simply locate the download icon on the webpage and click it. Once clicked, choose the desired download destination to save the calendar file to your device.

Equivalent Credits For Transfer Students

For students transferring from schools outside Ontario and who do not have Ontario credits, a secondary school credit equivalency evaluation will be necessary. The evaluation will determine the total credit equivalency of the student’s previous learning and the number of compulsory and optional credits still required to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The school principal will conduct the evaluation using the guidelines set by the Ontario Ministry of Education document, Ontario Schools: Kindergarten to Grade 12, Policy and Program Requirements (2011).

Online Programs:

Convoy International Secondary Academy has a full set of online courses for students from inside and outside Ontario and overseas. Through online learning, overseas students can complete the Ontario high school curriculum and obtain their OSSD. The Moodle Live Program is composed of live classes on Zoom, recorded videos, textbooks, reading materials, PPT, virtual experiments, teacher-student forum, online Q & A, evaluation and feedback, and assignment submissions.

CISA enrolls each overseas student who chooses our online program, arranges the course and monitors the progress. Credit for the course will be granted upon successful completion of the course, and the OSSD will be granted upon the fulfillment of the graduation requirements. 

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