Ontario Ministry of Education Criteria:
- Students must complete at least 30 credits during their high school years.
- Complete a minimum of 40 volunteer community service hours. PRA can help find the available volunteer activities if requested.
- Completion of the Ontario literacy test (OSSLT). We administer this test each year.
Students will be fully eligible to apply to any College or University WORLDWIDE with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma from Pretty River Academy.
In 4 years of education students must take the following 15 credits to meet the requirements for the OSSD.
|Mandatory Grade 9 courses
Health and Physical education
Civics and careers studies
|Mandatory Grade 10 courses
Mandatory Grade 11 Courses
Mandatory Grade 12 Courses
In addition, 1 course must be taken from each of the following 3 groups of courses. (Some of these courses might have to be taken as an ILC course with an assigned teacher mentor.)
an additional English Credit
or French as a second Language
or a third Language
or a Social Sciences and Humanities Credit
or a Canadian and World Studies Credit
or a Guidance and Career Education Credit
or a Cooperative Education Credit
a Business Studies Credit
or a Credit in Health and physical Education
or a Credit in the Arts
or a Credit in Cooperative Education
or a French as a Second language
a Grade 11 or 12 Science credit
or a Technological Education credit
or a Computer Studies credit
or a Cooperative Education credit
or French as a second language
Courses Offered at PRA
Pretty River Academy offers all the mandatory credit courses for the OSSD, including academic, open and applied courses. These courses are determined by student interest. Each year at Pretty River Academy students review their educational goals and the courses offered reflect the needs of our students.
Students will also be allowed to select from the courses offered by the Independent Learning Center (ILC). Students on ILC course will have a mentor teacher assigned to them to ensure that the student stays on track with the course timeline.