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, with part-time studies in Grades 10-11, and full-time studies in the final Grade 12 year. The first year of the program (Grade 10) focus on helping students build foundational English skills and develop North American study habits, helping students fully prepare for the academic rigor of Grade 11. 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. The first two years of the Xspace OSSD Program are completed in a part-time manner while students pursue full-time studies in their home country’s education system.
In Grade 12, students pursue full-time OSSD studies, completing all courses required for graduation and entrance into university. Students have the option to travel to Canada at the end of second semester for an immersion experience in a local Canadian public high school.
All students entering the Xspace OSSD Program must write a Language Assessment. Students who do not meet the language requirements to begin G10 English can take non-credit English 8 and/or 9 courses to prepare themselves with the necessary English skills.