High school is a very crucial time in students’ lives, because students are preparing themselves for the real world. While in high school, students must develop strong academic skills and work ethic to help them excel in the future. They will also have to develop critical and independent thinking as well as a strong feeling of self confidence that will help them become successful in the future.

Matrix Academy is offering grade 9 - 12 high school credits.

High School Requirements:

To earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), high school students must complete a total of 30 credits (including 18 compulsory credits), pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) and complete 40 hours of community service activities. A credit is earned upon the successful completion of a course that includes 110 hours of instruction and is compliant with the curriculum expectations of Ontario’s Ministry of Education.

Matrix Academy will award the OSSD to students who have completed all of their high school courses with us, as well as to students who have taken high school courses at other licensed schools but have successfully completed their final credit(s) with us. The OSSD awarded by Matrix Academy is the same as the one awarded by any public, Catholic or Ministry-inspected private school in Ontario. It is recognized by post-secondary institutions worldwide. For information about required courses, please refer to the graphic below.

Community Service Hours

Ontario students are required to complete 40 hours of community service in order to earn their OSSD. However, international students are required to complete 10 hours of community involvement activities for each year they attend school in Canada. For example, an international student who begins studying in Canada in grade 11 will need to complete a total of 20 community hours in order to earn their OSSD upon completing grade 12.

Ontario Student Transcript

The Ontario Student Transcript (OST) is an official document issued by all schools in Ontario that are authorized to grant Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Education, the OST is “a cumulative and continuous record of a student's successful completion of Grade 9 and 10 courses, successful and unsuccessful attempts at completing Grade 11 and 12 courses and Ontario Academic Courses, and completion of other diploma requirements.” The OST is stored in the student’s Ontario Student Record (OSR), which is retained for 55 years after the student leaves high school.

Matrix Academy issues transcripts twice per term, indicating mid-term and final grades.