Every student learns in their own way. Our high schools work with communities, employers, colleges, universities and training centres to help support student learning.

This means meeting the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing students for graduation and beyond.

Find out what you need to graduate from high school in Ontario.

Job skills programs

Specialist High Skills Major

Take 8 to 10 courses that focus learning on a specific economic sector while getting your high school diploma.

Cooperative (co-op) education

Combine classroom and workplace learning to earn credits for your compulsory diploma requirements.

Dual Credits Program

Eligible secondary students can take college courses or apprenticeship training that counts towards their high school diploma, and a college certificate, diploma, degree, or Certificate of Apprenticeship.

Other secondary school programs

Student success teams

At each school, a dedicated team of a principal, student success teacher, guidance counsellor and special education teacher provides extra attention and support for individual students who need it. The teams are for students facing barriers to success, who need extra attention to help them graduate or who are looking for new challenges in high school.

Students can:

  • benefit from individualized attention and support
  • choose from more options for learning, such as co-operative education, Specialist High Skills Major, Dual Credits Program, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, and online learning
  • seek help in solving problems they previously may have faced alone

Contact your school for more information and to get started.