Student Services

It is the goal of King’s to equip students for whatever path they may choose beyond their high school education. While the vast majority of King’s graduates pursue a university degree, they are also well-prepared for the workforce, having applied the rigorous disciplines of critical inquiry, study and application. Our Student Services Department is poised to assist our students in making wise choices from a wide array of post-secondary options.

For help with Student Services issues, contact Mrs. Brodie (905.257.5464 ext 507).

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Requirements for Graduation

King’s is authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Education to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education, students are required to remain in school until the age of 18 or have obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Requirements for the OSSD are as follows:

  • Earn 18 compulsory credits*.
    • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
    • 3 credits in Mathematics (at least one credit from grade 11 or 12)
    • 2 credits in Science
    • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
    • 1 credit in Canadian History
    • 1 credit in the Arts
    • 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
    • 1 credit in French as a second language
    • 0.5 credit in Civics (typically earned in Grade 10)
    • 0.5 credit in Career Studies (typically earned in Grade 10)
    • 1 additional credit in English, or a third language, or social sciences and the humanities or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education
    • 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education
    • 1 additional credit in science (grade 11 or 12), or technological education (grades 9 – 12), or cooperative education

*A credit is granted in recognition of the successful completion of a course that has been scheduled for a minimum of 110 hours. Credits are granted by a principal on behalf of the Minister of Education and Training for courses that have been developed or approved by the ministry. A half credit may be granted for each 55-hour part of a 110-hour ministry-developed course. A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits;

  • Earn 12 optional credits from the school’s course calendar;
  • Complete 40 hours of Community Involvement;
  • Pass the Ontario Secondary Literacy Test (typically written in Grade 10).

Community Involvement Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities during their years in the secondary school program. This requirement is to be completed outside the student’s normal instructional hours and in a variety of settings. Students may not complete the hours through activities that are counted towards a credit, through paid work or by assuming duties normally performed by a paid employee. Organizations or persons supervising the activities must confirm completion of the 40 hours. Documentation attesting to the completion of each activity must be submitted. This documentation must include for each activity, the name of the person or organization receiving the service, the activity performed, the dates and hours, signatures of the student and his or her parents and a signed acknowledgement.

Download Community Involvement Form (PDF)

Note: Students at King’s are required to take Physical Education in Grade 10 (in addition to Grade 9).

Students at King’s are also required to take three credits in Biblical Studies:

  • Grade 9 Bible (studying the Old Testament)
  • Grade 10 Bible (studying the New Testament)
  • Grade 11 Biblical Perspectives (IDC30)

Academic Guides

Universities, Colleges and Trade Schools

Schools in Canada
A searchable database of all accredited Canadian colleges and universities. Search by program, location, or name. Limited information, but a very good place to start.

College Board
Provides an exhaustive database of US two- (junior/community) and four-year (university) programs. Search by location, major, community, etc. Very helpful site with links to most schools.

OUAC
Official Ontario universities website. Lots of good links, FAQs, deadlines, etc. Most documents are downloadable.

Peterson’s
Very helpful for international searches and for American schools. Lists private and Christian schools along with publicly funded institutions. Helpful tips about a variety of related topics.

Christian Colleges
Offers info and links for Christian higher education. Includes connections to schools and Bible colleges around the world. An exhaustive site with lots of links to Christian colleges.

Canadian Colleges Directory
A list of links to the websites of Canadian colleges.

Canadian Universities Website Directory
Links to all Canadian universities. Compare and contrast the different universities in Canada by clicking through on this comprehensive university listing to the schools of your choice.

Ontario Colleges Application Service
Here you will find information about Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology, three agricultural colleges and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. Whether you’re thinking of applying to college yourself or advising a prospective applicant, this is the place to start.

Go To College
A Ministry of Education website with fast links to essential information about Canadian colleges including careers, courses, admission procedures, finances and much more.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Student Awards
An exhaustive list of scholarship opportunities tailored to your personal profile. Takes a little while to enter all the personal information, but it will yield an excellent result.

Scholarships Canada
Search through our extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You’ll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

OSAP
Everything you need to know about applying for financial aid in Ontario. OSAP and Canada Student Loans may be taken to US Schools. Student Assistance is need based, and will require full financial disclosure.

Careers

Electronic Info
Can be used to search for Ontario universities and programs available at each university. It allows you to see what prerequisites and mark ranges are necessary for entrance to each program. There is also a link for scholarships available at each university.

Exchanges Canada
A federal government website devoted to exchange opportunities for students. Helpful search engine and lots of good links.

Canadian Technology Human Resource Board
The demand for skilled technology workers is growing everyday. So where do you fit in? Visit this site to find out.

Monster
Canada’s leading career management portal. Part of the worldwide Monster network, which is the number one career portal in the world, operating in 22 countries.

Quintessential Careers
Job interviewing do’s and don’t’s.

Workopolis
Canada’s biggest job site.

Government of Ontario Website