The compulsory credits are to be taken during the 4 years of high school, between grades 9 and 12. When a student transfers into Keystone International Schools, all credits from previous schools will be assessed as per their transcript. Credits will be transferred on a case by case basis.
Every student who begins secondary school must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities.
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The OSSLT is written every year in March or early April in all public, private and Catholic secondary schools in the province of Ontario.
The post-high school planning process, lead by the career counselor, empowers each student to assess their own interests and capabilities, and to think independently about the direction of their life after high school. Upon arrival at Keystone, the student is given a career assessment and an education plan is made and this plan is re-visited on an ongoing basis. Administration, teachers and guidance counselors, along with family and faculty, provide resources and a supportive environment, which encourages each student to make the best possible choice for their lives after graduation. The guidance counselor provides resources and support for students and their parents through the university search process with a goal of helping each student to make an informed decision.
Every year, we organize trips to various colleges and universities in order to ensure that our students get the feel of the campus and have a chance to speak with fellow students. Universities and colleges also meet our students at our campus for information sessions followed by one-on-one meetings.