The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is the final certificate issued to a Canadian high school student upon the successful completion of their studies. For many years, the OSSD has had the highest-ranking Canadian Secondary School Diploma and is acknowledged as having the highest standard among secondary schools in the English-speaking world. Whether you aspire to attend a post-secondary college or university, integrate into the community, directly enter the workplace, or even, start your own business, the choice to earn an OSSD promises greater success.
To receive an OSSD, students must:
• Earn total 30 credits including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits(minimum);
• Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities;
• Pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O);
Local Student Benefit: 80% enrolment of Ontario Universities comes from local students via OUAC101 Application.
Flexible Credit Transfer:
International high school credits are acceptable to be transferred to Canadian high school.
Reasonable Course Selection:
Students can select courses based on their own interests, as this makes it easier to earn good grades.
Fair Grading System:
The final grade consists of 70% routine performance and 30% final exams, motivating students to have good behaviours at school.
OSSD is highly recognized worldwide by universities in 165 countries for its high quality and strict teaching management, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. OSSD scores are widely recognized and authoritative in the world, creating a green path for students to enter world-class universities.
Alathena On-line Program offers fully online synchronous and asynchronous OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) credit courses to students all over the world. Our courses are more accessible online and cross the boundaries of geography and jet lag. Students in our On-Line Program may take courses from home, school or other facility. Successful students will earn a credit for each course taken and the courses will carry the same value as an on-site course and be recognized as such by colleges and universities. The length of time to complete courses is flexible, where students learn at their own pace.
Alathena Artistic Specialty Program is designed to help students with special talents in art, music, etc. to fulfill their art dreams. Through the professional curriculum and planning, students will be able to meet the cultural standard requirements, while having one-on-one guidance from art teachers and completing the required portfolio for their applications, and finally succeed in entering the world's top art universities.
Alathena English Language Institute (AELI) is designed for both local and international students who wish to improve their English language fluency level through the ESL learning. This will enable students to be more successful in their application to the best universities and to achieve the highest standards possible in their secondary school and university studies. The ESL Program helps international students from non-native English-speaking countries to integrate better and faster into Canadian study life. The professional curriculum starts from the four aspects of listening, speaking, reading, writing, fully establishing students' logical thinking in English, and comprehensively strengthening and improving students' comprehensive English level so that they can get twice the result with half the effort for their future study. Students will be asked to take both an English language and mathematics test. Test results in English will determine whether students will begin with ELI courses or go directly into the Ontario Secondary School English Courses.
Advanced Placement (AP) programs offer college-level classes and exams to high school students. The goal is to connect students to college success through allowing them to take college classes while still in high school. The AP program was developed by the College Board, in the United States, to help high school students prepare for college by taking advanced courses. AP Program gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school—whether they're learning online or in the classroom. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement.
Alathena International Academy- North York is an accredited and licensed school by the College Board, in the United States. The College Board school code of Alathena is 828697(Level II). Alathena have the authorization to provide AP courses and receive the students’ AP Exam and other College Board test scores. Furthermore, Alathena is an official SAT test center and can receive scores as well as administer AP Exams and PSAT-related assessments.
At Alathena, we have an after school homework club available for students who would like to focus on finishing course work so they have free time to pursue other activities and interests without compromising their school work. During this time, there is a teacher available to help the students with any questions they may have, offering them further guidance to achieve academic excellence.