The OSSD program is credit-based. Students earn credits for each successfully completed course. The entire course content is accessible online, allowing students to work through it at their convenience. Interactive and multimedia elements are part of each course; they enrich the learning process and provide opportunities for differentiated instruction. Assignments are submitted online on the platform. Tests and quizzes are also taken online, and they are open-book and timed.
For the final exam, students take it online under the supervision of an approved proctor. Toronto Imperial School sends official copies of the mid-term and final report cards to the student.
Each course lasts for 16 weeks. Each course is covered within 110 hours.
All our courses are designed following all policies and procedures, it is the same curriculum students study in physical classrooms in Ontario.
OSSLC stands for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, and OSSLT stands for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Both are related to the literacy requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
OSSLC (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course):
The OSSLC is a literacy course designed to help students who have not been successful in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or an approved alternative literacy assessment. It provides additional support and instruction to help students improve their reading, writing, and communication skills to meet the literacy requirement for the OSSD.
Students who do not pass the OSSLT by the end of Grade 10 or do not complete an approved alternative literacy assessment are required to take the OSSLC to fulfill the literacy requirement for graduation. Successful completion of the OSSLC will satisfy the literacy requirement and allow students to obtain the OSSD.
OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test):
The OSSLT is a standardized test administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in Ontario. It assesses students’ literacy skills in reading and writing and is typically taken by students in Grade 10.
The OSSLT is a key component of the literacy requirement for the OSSD. To graduate, students must demonstrate their literacy skills by passing the OSSLT. Students who pass the OSSLT do not need to take the OSSLC.
It’s important to note that the literacy requirement is a crucial component of the OSSD, and successful completion of either the OSSLT or the OSSLC is necessary to obtain the diploma. Students who are unable to meet the literacy requirement may need to fulfill additional requirements or take alternative literacy assessments to meet the graduation requirements.
Many Courses at Toronto Imperial School require that students write a final exam ONLINE at the end of the course.
A student learning asynchronously or synchronously via distance learning must complete the final exam under the supervision of an approved proctor. An approved proctor is an individual who meets with a student to witness the final exam being written and later attests that all procedures were properly followed. The date, time, place, and proctor for a student’s final exam are selected by Toronto Imperial School.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have completed their 40 hours before they complete all their courses. Toronto Imperial School will provide students with the form they will need to fill out and have signed when they complete their hours.
The examples of volunteering activities are the following:
The holiday schedule for students in the Ontario education system typically follows a standard academic calendar with designated breaks throughout the school year. All the dates of holidays will be indicated on the platform in a study guide for students.
Yes, Toronto Imperial School is accredited, and the BSID from the Ontario Ministry of Education is №881941. It has been inspected and approved to issue OSSD credits.
Students enrolling in our Independent option may begin their courses at any time, since these courses are self-paced students are able to work through the course on their own time.
Students enrolling in our Premium option will start at the beginning of the year, or semester. Our semesters will start in September, January, and May. Please reach out of us for more information about starting days.