Future Grade 9 Paris District High School Students

School Profile
2023-24

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School Profile 2023-24

Below you will find some resources that you can access to better prepare students for the next school year. 

  • Find the link to Grand Erie’s Multi-Year Plan here

Grade 8 Student Visiting Times:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023
    Feeder schools divided into two groups (a.m./p.m.)

Future Grade 9 Student and Parent Information Nights:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Cancellation Date and Time:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Grade 9 Student Orientation/Registration:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023

Grade 9 Forms and Courses

Grade 9 Registration Form - For students currently enrolled in Grand Erie District School Board

Completed Registration Forms & Course Selection Sheets are due to Paris District High School NO LATER than February 24, 2024. 

Please see the registration link here for more details.

Students attending: Cobblestone Elementary School, Paris Central Elementary School, North Ward School, Burford District Elementary School, Glen Morris Public School or St. George School don’t need to fill out a registration form.  Please let your home school know of your choice and fill out the course selection via My Blueprint.

Grade 9 Registration Form for Students outside Grand Erie District School Board

Completed Registration Forms & Course Selection Sheets are due to Paris District High School NO LATER than February 24, 2024. 

Please see the registration link here for more details

Grade 9 Course Selections

   Click here for a copy of the Grade 9 course option sheet

OSSD Requirements

To earn a high school OSSD diploma in Ontario, students must:

  • earn 18 compulsory credits
  • earn 12 optional credits
  • pass the literacy requirement
  • complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities
  • two online learning courses - See Graduation Page for details

Compulsory credits

Students must earn the following 18 compulsory credits to get their Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
  • 3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 3 credits for group 1, 2 and 3 courses (1 credit in each group)
  • 2 credits in science
  • 1 credit in Canadian history (Grade 10)
  • 1 credit in Canadian geography (Grade 9)
  • 1 credit in the arts
  • 1 credit in health and physical education
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 0.5 credit in career studies
  • 0.5 credit in civics

Group 1, 2 and 3 compulsory credits

Of the 18 compulsory credits, students must complete one from each of the following groups:

Group 1:

  • English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course) or French as a second language
  • a Native Language
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
  • a classical or an international language
  • social sciences and the humanities
  • Canadian and world studies
  • guidance and career education
  • cooperative education

Group 2:

  • health and physical education
  • the arts
  • business studies
  • french as a second language
  • cooperative education

Group 3:

  • science (Grade 11 or 12)
  • technological education
  • french as a second language
  • computer studies
  • cooperative education

The following conditions apply to compulsory credit selections from the above three groups:

  • In groups 1, 2, and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language can count as compulsory credits, one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or group 3.
  • A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits, selected from any of the above three groups.

English language learners (ELL) 

Students may count a maximum of 3 credits in English as a Second Language or English Literacy Development towards the 4 compulsory credits in English.

The fourth credit must be for a Grade 12 compulsory English course.

Optional credits

Students must earn 12 optional credits by successfully completing courses offered in their school’s program and course calendar.

Optional credits may include up to 4 credits earned through approved dual credit programs