Students who are interested in a Canadian high school experience have the flexibility of obtaining an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) through Xspace regardless of where they are in the world. Currently, most of Xspace’s students who are pursuing the OSSD are enrolled in Xspace’s China Program, which has locations in Beijing and Qingdao. Graduates from Xspace’s OSSD Program have obtained admission to top-tier universities across Canada and the United States.
The Xspace OSSD Program spans from Grades 10-12. Students have the option of pursuing studies through a full-time program in one of our physical mini campuses, or pursuing part-time studies in a more flexible approach from home. In either option, students typically complete a number of courses in their home country’s education system that can be transferred towards the OSSD.
The Grade 10 curriculum in the Xspace OSSD Program focuses on helping students build foundational English skills and develop North American study habits, ensuring students are fully prepared for the academic rigor of Grade 11 courses. In Grade 11, students must write and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), a graduation requirement for obtaining the OSSD. Grade 11 is also spent working closely with our counsellors to plan and prepare for applying to universities.
In Grade 12, students complete remaining courses that are required for graduation and entrance into university. Students have the option to travel to Canada in the Spring of their Grade 12 year for an immersion experience in a local Canadian public high school.
All students entering the Xspace OSSD Program must first write an English Language Assessment. Students who do not meet the appropriate language requirements to begin G10 English can take non-credit Pre-English 10 courses to prepare themselves with the necessary English skills to succeed in G10 English.