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Graduation Requirements

Lakefield College School's academic program follows the guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education as set out in its document Ontario Schools Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2016 (OS).

The school's curriculum and instruction are regularly reviewed by the Private School's inspection branch of the Ministry. Upon graduation from LCS, students receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.). The O.S.S.D. is an internationally recognized diploma. All academic courses at Lakefield have been developed according to the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. Each academic course (110 hours of instruction) represents one academic credit. Students must earn 30 academic credits to receive the O.S.S.D. To be eligible for university entrance, at least six of these credits must be Grade 12, university preparatory courses.

Required for Graduation

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  • 18 Compulsory Credits and 12 Elective Credits

    A total of eighteen compulsory credits are required:
    • 4 credits in English (1 per grade)
    • 1 credit in French as a Second Language
    • 3 credits in Mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
    • 2 credits in Science
    • 1 credit in Canadian History
    • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
    • 1 credit in the Arts
    • 1 credit in Physical and Health Education
    • 0.5 credit in Civics
    • 0.5 credit in Career Studies (taught as an integral part of the Guidance program)
    • 1 additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a native language, or a classical or international 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, or French as a second language
    • 1 additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12) or technological education (Grades 9 - 12), or French as a second language, or cooperative education, or computer studies
    In addition to the 18 compulsory credits, students must earn 12 optional credits. Lakefield College School’s Guidance and Learning Department provides students with assistance in selecting optional credits that are appropriate for their post secondary educational plans.
  • 40 Hours of Community Service and Literacy Test

    As part of the diploma requirements, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

    Opportunities for community involvement are made available by the school throughout the school year.

    The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is undertaken during a student's Grade 10 year or their first year at Lakefield College School, whichever comes first.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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