ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA
About The Atlantic Hall Kanata International Academy OSSD Programme
An OSSD is a globally recognized high school diploma granted by the Ministry of Education, Ontario, Canada. Upon completing the OSSD, students can apply to reputable universities and colleges in Canada, the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Atlantic Hall was approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada, to run the Ontario Secondary School Diploma in Nigeria in Partnership with Kanata Academy International (KAI), Ontario.
In order to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits. Students must also complete 40 hours of community involvement activities and must pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, or successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC).
The benefits of this Partnership includes “The enrolled students get an Ontario Student Number (OSN), which is Canadian Student Trademark. The classes, assessment (OSSLT) and community involvement work would be done here at Atlantic Hall School, under the supervision of Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office, which will save parents from the foreign exchange cost of sending their wards to Canada.
Another benefit is the fact that student’s WAEC/IGCSE result does not matter as Ontario Diploma allows students to move from non-science courses to science courses and vice versa; and also overrides O’Level result.
The students also get accustomed to Canadian Higher Education style of learning which is different from the UK/Nigeria style thus when they move to Canada, the academic transition is seamless, adding that this program also takes care of the whole process of securing the child’s admission and providing career services.
Also, it is more valid for applying for study permit compared to WAEC and IELTS documentation; and so many other benefits and Students who undergo the programme will have the privilege of being tutored by both Nigerian and Canadian Teachers.
The curriculum for the OSSD programme is consistently evaluated as one of the top five education systems in the world by Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Just like the IB (International Baccalaureate) programme, the OSSD is a well-respected high-quality international curriculum but has a competitive advantage of catering for all learning styles. While the IB programme is generally rigorous and often stressful for the student, the OSSD programme is inclusive and balanced and has proven to yield the same results of student admission to the top universities.