Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Institute of Canadian Education is also a private high school offering credit courses for high school students who wish to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Our institute, which is open six days a week, is committed to high academic standards, promotes life-long learning, and allows students to reach their full potential. Due to our small class size, as well as the individual attention, the student is able to reap the benefits of an inclusive workspace while working with our professional and qualified teachers. High school students completing grade 10 this year can register for ‘reach ahead’ grade 11 credit courses to reduce their academic load. Students who failed the course(s) or are behind in some courses can register in July and August to recover those credits. We endeavor to enroll students who have demonstrated academic achievement, possess a positive attitude toward schooling, and whose parents seek a well-rounded, rigorous education for their child. We look for candidates who will benefit from our educational programs and who will contribute positively to the school community.

FAQ:OSSD(Ontario Secondary School Diploma)

Can I take a course at ICE?

Yes! Whether or not you are enrolled in university or college, another high school, or live in another country, you are eligible to take courses. You do not the permission from your current school to take a course with.

How long does a course take?

The course outline indicates that the course will take 110 hours and highlights the breakdown of each unit. Please keep in mind that the 110 hours reflect the number of hours a student may spend on the lessons and does not include additional time students may take to complete assignments or prepare for tests or examinations.

At ICE, we recognize that students learn at different paces and therefore, our teachers do not track the amount of time students spend online working on their courses. The rate of progress through the course is based on the students’ completion of the lessons and assessments.

What are the tuition fees?

Our tuition fees include all costs associated with the course – there are no textbooks required in addition to the tuition fee*. The tuition fee includes tax.

- Grade 9 courses are $500
- Grade 10 courses are $500.

- Grade 11 courses are $550
- Grade 12 courses are $550

What are your additional costs?

ICE has very few additional costs. For the vast majority of our students, the tuition fee for your course is the only fee you pay to ICE. Additional fees may apply in the following circumstances:

Equivalent Credit Assessments: ICE can evaluate transcripts and report cards of a student from outside Ontario to determine if the student has completed equivalent credits elsewhere that fall under the OSSD requirements. The fee for an initial assessment is $100; this will determine how many courses the student needs to complete in order to earn the OSSD. Should a student decide to register, the fee to create the official equivalent credit assessment is $120.

OUAC: An OUAC account can be opened for any student whose OSR is hosted by ICE. ICE will maintain the OUAC account throughout that school year. The fee for managing the account, and applications to 3 post-secondary institutions is $180.

ICE can also communicate directly with post-secondary institutions, rather than OUAC, if needed. If a document is requested to be sent to more than 3 post-secondary institutions directly, then a fee of $30 per instance will apply. Additional fees will also apply if a student requires information to be couriered through FedEx to any institution.

Are the credits recognized by universities and colleges?

At ICE, students earn OSSD credits, which are the same credits that a student would earn in a bricks and mortar school in Ontario. As a result, these courses will not be viewed any differently by post-secondary institutions. In fact, asynchronous online courses demand that students be motivated, goal-orientated, and independent – all of which are essential traits for student success in post-secondary settings.

ICE has many university students taking courses each year to meet prerequisite requirements for programs they may be switching to. Many universities are advising students to choose ICE to meet necessary prerequisites, as students can take a high school course while they are actually attending university.

Universities also offer many online courses and entire programs – they know the value and learning that can occur in quality online courses.