Other Ways to Earn Credits

What are other ways to earn credits outside of regular day school program?

There are many opportunities for you to earn secondary school credits outside of the regular day school program. Registration for these courses requires approval from your guidance department:


Music Certificates Accepted For Credit

Students who are working towards their OSSD are able to use specified music certificates towards credits. For more information about the certificate requirements, please contact the Guidance Services Department in your school. For specific requirements, please review Ontario Schools, K-12 Policy and Program Requirements (pg. 107).

Aquatic Leadership Program

This program uses a blended learning format consisting of pool instruction, face-to-face instruction in class and on-line learning. It is offered in partnership between the Continuing Education,York Region District School Board and the City of Markham. Upon completion, successful students may earn the following courses and certifications.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certification

Students earn up to 7 credits towards their OSSD, become a certified Personal Support Worker (PSW), and gain employment in the health care field. The PSW program is taught by: teachers, registered nurses, physiotherapists, allied health professionals, and social workers.

Personalized Alternative Education

You can earn credits in a smaller class environment with personalized timetables and alternative learning approaches to meet your individual needs.

If you are interested in earning credits within your regular day school in the form of alternate environments, speak to your guidance counsellor.