Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) -
Summary of Advantages

Atlantic Hall offers students the opportunity to enroll in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) program.  Through the OSSD program, students get an internationally renowned diploma without exams and can showcase their abilities in multiple ways.

All students registered for the OSSD program are considered to be ‘Canadian students’ and they will be assigned a unique Ontario Education Number (OEN).

OSSD students can apply directly to Ontario universities with clearer, more accommodating entrance requirements.

Students who register, enroll and complete the OSSD program get a fast-track residency in Ontario Province, including paying resident-based fees after their first year.

Students in OSSD have increased access to more scholarships, including the Ontario Scholars Award for an 80% average.

Competitive schools worldwide do not require A-Levels or foundation degrees for those with OSSD.

The OSSD program is suitable for students with special needs and competitive athletes.

When students meet the Ontario student eligibility criteria, university placements are guaranteed. Qualified OSSD graduates have access to world-class post-secondary institutions in Ontario, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.

Students enrolled in the OSSD program have 24/7 access to Canadian tutors online.

The OSSD provides opportunities for scholarships and training for competitive sports in Canada.

The OSSD has more than 150 interactive and engaging courses. These include STEM, Computer Science, AP courses, and Core French.  The program also caters for students in pathways such as Medicine, Business, Engineering, Design, Health and Social Science, Visual Arts and more.

The curriculum for the OSSD program is consistently evaluated as one of the top five education systems in the world by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Just like the IB (International Baccalaureate) program, the OSSD is a recognized, high-quality international curriculum but has a competitive advantage of catering for all learning styles.

While the IB program is generally rigorous and often stressful for the student, the OSSD program is inclusive and balanced, and has proven to yield the same results of students securing admission to top universities.