Future Grade 9 Paris District High School Students

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Attention Grade 8 Parents

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

The link to our Future Grade 9 Virtual Q&A using Microsoft Teams will be live on: 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A live Microsoft Teams link will be posted here the day of our Grade 9 Virtual Q&A.

Paris District High School Pre-Requisite Pathway Chart

  Click here for the Paris District High School Pre-Requisite Pathway Chart

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 4, 2022. 

Elementary Grade 8 teachers will collect these forms for their students. Please be reminded that students CANNOT register at more than one secondary school.

  Click here for a copy of the Grade 9 Registration Form for Grand Erie students

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 March 11, 2022. 

Elementary Grade 8 teachers will collect these forms for their students.  If Elementary Grade 8 teachers will not collect the forms for the students, please email your form to kristy.johnson@granderie.ca.  Please be reminded that students CANNOT register at more than one Secondary School.

  Click Here for a copy of the Grade 9 Registration Form for Students from outside Grand Erie

Grade 9 Course Selections

  Compulsory Credits

  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
     

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