About The Atlantic Hall Kanata International Academy OSSD Programme

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is a globally recognized high school diploma granted by the Ministry of Education in 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 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).

One benefit of this partnership includes the fact that 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 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 results do not matter as the Ontario Diploma allows students to move from non-science courses to science courses and vice versa; and also overrides O-Level results.

Students enrolled in the program also get accustomed to the Canadian Higher Education style of learning which is different from the UK/Nigeria style thus, when they move to Canada, the academic  transition is less stressful, adding that this program also takes care of the whole process of securing the child’s admission and providing career services.

The OSSD is more readily recognized when for applying for study permits compared to WAEC and IELTS documentation.  Students who are successful in obtaining an OSSD at Atlantic Hall 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 the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Just like the IB (International Baccalaureate) programme, the OSSD is a well-respected, high-quality, international curriculum but it has a competitive advantage of catering for all learning styles. While the IB programme is generally rigorous and often stressful for students, the OSSD programme is inclusive and balanced and has proven to yield the same results of student admission to the top universities.