Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

OSSD Program

Chinese school fieldStudents 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.

Program Structure

The Xspace OSSD Program spans from Grades 10-12. Students typically complete a number of courses in their home country’s education system in Grades 10 and 11 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 rigour 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.

In Grade 12, students complete remaining courses that are required for graduation and entrance into university. Students also have the option to travel to School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) in BC for an immersion experience in a local public high school.

Course Offerings
  • Grade 10

    • ENG2D (English)
    • MPM2D (Math)

  • Grade 11

    • ENG3U (English)
    • MCR3U (Functions)
    • SCH3U (Chemistry)
    • SPH3U (Physics)

  • Grade 12

    • ENG4U (English)
    • MHF4U (Advanced Functions)
    • MCR4U (Calculus and Vectors)
    • SCH4U (Chemistry)
    • SPH4U (Physics)
    • EWC4U (The Writer’s Craft)
    • CIA4U (Analyzing Current Economics Issues)
    • BBB4M (International Business Fundamentals)
    • HFA4U (Nutrition and Health)
    • OLC4O (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course)

  • Non-Credit

    • Pre-English 10 Level 1
    • Pre-English 10 Level 2
    • Pre-English 10 Level 3
    • Pre-English 10 Level 4
    • Pre-English 11