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Authorized and Registered Online K12 School by the Ministry of Education, Ontario, Canada – BSID No: 665414

Grade 9

Grade 9 is the first year of High School from where the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) certificate starts to count. To successfully complete Grade 9, students should achieve 9 Credit Points (7 Compulsory Credits + 2 Elective Credits) as part of the OSSD requirements. Further, students should take Computer literacy (1 cr) and Religious studies (non-credit) as part of the NIST Hybrid Curriculum (NHC). Therefore, full-time students should register 10 Credits [First semester (5 cr) + Second semester (5 cr)] and religion course. Part-time students are allowed to register a minimum of two Credits per semester.

Courses and Program Mapping

Compulsory OSSD Courses (7 Credits)

1. The Arts (1 cr )

  • a) ALC1O: Integrated Arts
  • b) AVI1O: Visual Arts

2. Canadian and World Studies – Geography (1 cr )

  • a) CGC1D: Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic

3. English (1 cr )

  • a) ENG1D – English, Academic

4. French (1 cr )

  • a) FSF1D: Core French, Academic

5. Mathematics (1 cr )

  • a) MTH1W: Mathematics

6. Group (1 cr ) Read More

7. Science (1 cr )

  • a) SNC1D SNC1W: Science, Academic
  • b) SNC1W: Science, Academic

8. 40-hour community engagement program [student can start this community program at any time in any academic year (G9-12)]

Description of Compulsory OSSD Courses

Compulsory OSSD Elective Courses (2 Credits)

1. The Arts (1 cr )

  • a) ATC1O: Dance
  • b) ADA1O: Drama
  • c) AMU1O: Music

2. Business Studies (1 cr )

  • a) BBI1O: Introduction to Business
  • b) BTT1O: Information and Communication Technology in Business

3. Canadian and World Studies (1 cr )

  • a) CGC1P/CGC1D: Issues in Canadian Geography, Applied

4. Classical Studies and International Languages (1 cr )

  • a) LVGBD/LVLBD: Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 1, Academic
  • b) LBABD/LDYBD: International Languages, Level 1, Academic
  • c) LBABO/LDYBO: International Languages, Level 1, Open

5. English (1 cr )

  • a) ENG1P/ENG1D – English, Applied (Compulsory Course)

6. English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development (1 cr )

  • a) ESLAO: English as a Second Language, ESL Level 1, Open
  • b) ESLBO: English as a Second Language, ESL Level 2, Open
  • c) ELDAO: Literacy Development, ELD Level 1, Open

7. French Program (1 cr )

  • a) FSF1P/FSF1D: Core French, Applied
  • b) FSF1O/FSF1D: Core French, Open

8. Guidance and Career Education (1 cr )

  • a) GLS1O/GLE1O/GLE2O: Learning Strategies 1 – Skills for Success in Secondary School

9. Mathematics (1 cr )

  • a) MPM1D/MTH1W: Principles of Mathematics
  • b) MFM1P/MTH1W: Foundations of Mathematics

10. Science (1 cr )

  • a) SNC1P/SNC1W: Science, Applied

11. Social Sciences and Humanities (1 cr )

  • a) HIF1O: Exploring Family Studies

12. Technological Education (1 cr )

  • a) TIJ1O: Exploring Technologies

Students are required to take any 2 CR courses from the above choices in addition to Compulsory Courses to fulfill OSSD requirements in Grade-9

Description of Elective OSSD Courses

  1. CPC09: Computer Programming and Coding  (1 CR)
  2. REL09: Religious Studies (non-credit) 

Students are required to take one Credit Point (Computer Literacy)  as part of the NHC curriculum. In addition, Religious Studies course is highly recommended to take as part of the NIST social responsibility. This course will be chosen by the students/parent’s preferences and choices.

Description of NIST Hybrid Curriculum (NHC) Courses