Students who attend the Peel Schools for International Students can earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is recognized internationally. Students can take academic or applied level courses to prepare for college or university.
Students must earn 30 credits, of which 18 are compulsory and 12 are optional, to achieve a diploma. A credit requires approximately 110 hours of class time. Courses taken in other countries may count towards credits. An original high school transcript from the home country, along with a translated version in English is required.
Once the student graduates from the high school, has an OSSD and finishes 6 pre-university credits, the student may then apply to any universities in Ontario through Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), or to Ontario colleges through Ontario College Application Services (OCAS). They can also apply to any university or college in Canada, the United States and other parts of the world.
For further information about Ontario's Secondary School programs and guidelines, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website.