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Compulsory Credits: Special Rules for OSSD 1989

  1. To earn this diploma, students must earn 16 compulsory credits in specific areas, plus 14 elective credits.

The compulsory credits are:

  • 5 in English/Français (at least 2 at the senior level),
  • 1 in French/Anglais,
  • 2 in Math,
  • 2 in Science,
  • 1 in Canadian History,
  • 1 in Canadian Geography,
  • 1 in Social Sciences (at the senior level),
  • 1 in Arts,
  • 1 in PhysEd,
  • 1 in Business OR Technology.

These requirements are stored on the fs_award_requirements table.

  1. We provide a warning when we find a student has more than two credits in substitutions. This is determined by the fs_secondary_course_credit.substitution_flag = 'x'.

Note: Substituted courses are indicated on the transcript with a transcript note of X.

  1. Modified and Alternative courses are identified by the transcript note Modified or Alternative, and should not have an earned-credit value specified. Their credit value is reported as N/A on the transcript. 
  2. If the course is from the Business/Technical requirement area (10), the procedure ensures the compulsory credit is wholly earned in either Business or Technology courses. Although it is permissible for the student to take two half-credit classes to meet this requirement, both half-credits need to be earned in either Business OR Tech, not a combination of the two. Course Codes are identified as Business (B) or Tech (T) in the area_of_concentration_code on the fs_common_course table. 
  3. Kxx courses are to appear on the transcript for all levels, even though they have zero earned credits. They appear with a credit value of N/A. These courses must have the credit_flag set to “X” in order to be accepted by the calculation.
  4. When a student has gained a minimum of eight credits in the business or technology area of concentration, the transcript will reflect this in the specialized program area, with the appropriate choice of Business, Technology, or Business/Technology (if eight credits are earned in each of the business and technology area).

 Note: You will have to update the specialized program field manually.

  1. Both In-school co-op credits and Out-of-school co-op credits can be counted as compulsory credits. If the principal does not want them to count as compulsory, the Make credit elective prompt must be used to force the credit to count as an elective.
  2. Only one of the following English codes (at any grade/level) can be counted as a 1.0 compulsory credit for a student: EBS, EMD, ENO, ENC, ENI, ENP, END, ENS, ENT, EWR, BBS.
Year Course Code Credit Eligible for Transcript Compulsory
1999-2000 EWR3G1 1.00 Yes Yes
2000-2001 ENP3G1 1.00 Yes No
2000-2001 ENO4G1 1.00 Yes No
  1.  An English student must earn a compulsory credit in ENG0A before ELI0A or EWR0A can be counted as compulsory. There's no equivalent rule for French students.

  2.   A maximum of of 4.0 compulsory credits can be earned from the following codes: ESI, ESD, ESL.

Year Course Code Credit Eligible for Transcript Compulsory
1998-1999 ESI1G1 0.50 Yes Yes
1998-1999 ESL1G1 0.50 Yes Yes
1999-2000 ESD2G1 1.00 Yes Yes
1999-2000 ESD3G1 1.00 Yes Yes
1999-2000 ESL4G1 1.00 Yes Yes
2000-2001 ESLA01 0.50 Yes No
2000-2001 ESLB01 1.00 Yes No
2001-2002 ESLD01 1.00 Yes No

Note: The Ministry instructs: ESF must be used for a fifth ESL course. Trillium does not enforce that ESF be used, but if a fifth ESL course is encountered, it is counted as an elective.

  • One senior-level compulsory credit from the following codes: ESI, ESD, ESL can replace one of the two required Senior English credits. A senior-level course is identified as a course code with the fourth character of 3, 4, 0, C, D or E. See example from the previous rule.

11. If a Student has taken extra senior credits in ESI, ESD, and ESL, they may also be used to meet the requirements for a junior English credit. ESL & ESD are never considered senior level. They are non-graded and always considered junior level.
12. Full disclosure rules do not apply to ESL/ESD (Esx) courses for English students, nor FFA/FFP (FFx) courses for French students, or ELD, EAN, and Kxx courses. Failures, withdrawals, and repeats of these courses will not appear on the transcript.
13. Locally Developed Courses are identified as a Course Code with the fifth character of 1 – 9. These courses must be counted as electives, with the following exception (Refer to the Ministry’s Guide to LDC Grades 9 – 12, Page 3): 

  • Up to September 1, 2004, English students taking any of MAT14, MAT24, ENG14, ENG24, SNC14 or SNC24 may count them as compulsory. Of these six courses, three credits can be counted as compulsory, but only one credit in each area (Math, English or Science). FRA14 or FRA24 is not acceptable as a compulsory credit for English students.
  • Up to September 1, 2004, French students taking any of MAT14, MAT24, ENG14, ENG24, SNC14, SNC24, FRA14, FRA24, EAE14, EAE24 may count them as compulsory. Of these eight courses, four credits can be counted as compulsory, but only one credit in each area (Math, English, Science or French).
  • These Locally developed courses will be considered for compulsory credits for the OSSD 1989 diploma. If the principal does not want them to count as compulsory, the Make credit elective prompt must be used to force the credit to count as an elective.
Year Course Code Credit Eligible for Transcript Compulsory
1999-2000 SNC161 1.00 Yes No
1999-2000 MAT141 0.50 Yes Yes
1999-2000 ENG141 1.00 Yes Yes
1999-2000 BKI231 1.00 Yes No
1999-2000 TIK131 0.50 Yes No
2000-2001 SNC241 0.50 Yes Yes
2001-2002 MAT241 0.50 Yes Yes
2001-2002 ENG241 1.00 Yes No

During and after the 2004-2005 school year:

  • English students can earn up to six compulsory credits from following locally developed courses: MAT1L, MAT14, MAT2L, MAT24, ENG1L, ENG14, ENG2L, ENG24, SNC1L, SNC14, SNC2L, SNC24, CHC2L, CHC24

  • French students can earn up to seven compulsory credits from following locally developed courses: MAT1L, MAT14, MAT2L, MAT24, FRA1L, FRA14, FRA2L, FRA24, EAE1L, EAE14, SNC1L, SNC14, SNC2L, SNC24, CHC2L, CHC24

  • Only one of SNC2L or CHC2L can count as a compulsory credit, not both. If a student has taken both courses at different points in time, then the first passing course will appear on the OST as compulsory and the other will appear as elective. This is true even if the student has earned less than the maximum allowable number of locally developed credits.

  • If a student took extra locally developed courses prior to September 2004, they will not be granted the compulsory credit. For example: If a student took ENG14 and ENG24 prior to September 2004, only one will count as compulsory.

During and after the 2009-2010 school year (PPM 134):

  • English students can earn up to seven compulsory credits and one optional (elective) credit from following locally developed courses: MAT1L, MAT14, MAT2L, MAT24, ENG1L, ENG14, ENG2L, ENG24, SNC1L, SNC14, SNC2L, SNC24, CHC2L, CHC24 and one French as a Second Language course (e.g.FSF1L, FSF14, FEF1L, FEF14, FIF1L, FIF14)

  • French students can earn up to seven compulsory credits and one optional (elective) credit from following locally developed coursesMAT1L, MAT14, MAT2L, MAT24, FRA1L, FRA14, FRA2L, FRA24, EAE1L, EAE14, SNC1L, SNC14, SNC2L, SNC24, CHC2L, CHC24

  1.  Locally Developed compulsory Courses cannot be substituted for another compulsory credit.

  2.    A student who has a compulsory Locally Developed credit in Math, English, or Science, may also earn a compulsory credit for a    guideline course in the same discipline  AND grade. For example, both ENG14 and ENG1D can count as compulsory, but only    one may be applied to the English requirement area.
  3.    Failed, Repeated or Withdrawn junior courses are not to appear on the transcripts. Junior courses under OS:IS have 1 & 2, as    the fourth character of the course code.

  4.    Repeated courses must meet the following criteria: the courses must have earned a credit and must match on 1) all six           characters of their course code, 2) the description id, and 3) the Part 1/2 value, and 4) to some degree, course type. Any course     type of Out-of-School Co-op (Day, Summer, Night) can only be a repeat of another Out-of-School Co-op. An In-school Co-op or     any other course type can be identified as a repeat of any course type except Out-of-school Co-op. E.g., a day school course     can be identified as a repeat of a night school course.

  5.    For junior Repeated courses, only the course with the highest mark appears on the transcript.

Year Course Code Mark Credit Credit to Print Eligible for Transcript Compulsory

19992000

SNC2G1

75

1.00

1.00

Yes

Yes

19992000

MAT1A2

65

0.50

No (Repeat)

N/A

 

20002001

SNC2G1

54

1.00

No (Repeat)

N/A

 

20002001

MAT1A2

78

0.50

0.50

Yes

Yes

20012002

MAT1A3

87

1.00

1.00

Yes

Yes

  1. Failed, or Repeated and Withdrawn Failed, senior courses taken after Sept. 1, 1999 (the 1998-1999 school year) are to appear on the transcript. Withdrawn courses are indicated with a “W” in the credit-to-print column (withdrawn courses are flagged on the fs_secondary_course_credit table with a 'x' in the withdrawn_course_flag). Repeated courses have an “R” in the credit_to_print column. Failed courses have an earned credit of 0.00.

  2. All senior Repeated courses, having earned a credit must appear on the transcript if they were taken after Sept. 1, 1999 (the 1999-2000 school year). The repeated courses are indicated with “R” in the credit_to_print column. If the original course was taken prior to Sept. 1, 1999, and was repeated after September 1999, only the second course appears on the transcript, UNLESS the mark of the second course is lower than the mark of the original course. In this case, both courses appear on the transcript and the second course displays an “R” in the credit_to_print column. Courses repeated prior to Sept.1, 1999 will only display the one with the higher mark.

Year Course Code Mark Credit Credit to Print Eligible for Transcript Compulsory
1997-1998 AVI3G1 76 1.00 1.00 Yes Yes

1998-1999

AVI3G1 56 1.00 No N/A  
1998-1999 MAT3G1 55 1.00 No N/A  
1998-1999 SNC4G1 80 1.00 1.00 Yes Yes
1999-2000 SNC4G1 75 1.00 R Yes (Repeat) No
1999-2000 ENG3A1 78 1.00 R Yes (Repeat) No
1999-2000 MAT3G1 65 1.00 1.00 Yes

Yes

2000-2001 SNC4G1 54 1.00 R Yes (Repeat) No
2001-2002 ENG3A1 87 1.00 1.00 Yes Yes
1999-2000 LVGAD1 60 1.00 No (Junior Repeat) N/A  
2000-2001 LVGAD2 65 1.00 1.00 Yes Yes
2000-2001 LWGC01 61 1.00 R Yes (Senior Repeat) No
2001-2002 LWGCO2 66 1.00 1.00 Yes No
2001-2002 ESLD01 62 1.00 No (Junior Repeat) No  
2002-2003 ESLDO2 67 1.00 1.00 Yes Yes
  1. Only one non-OAC credit and one OAC credit in (Conservatory music) may count as Elective credits towards the OSSD and appear on the OST.
Year Course Code Mark Credit Credit to Print Eligible for Transcript Compulsory
1998-1999 AMX4A1 82 1.00 1.00 Yes No
1999-2000 AMX0A1 68 1.00 1.00 Yes No

 

  1. Beginning Sept 1, 2010 (school year 2010-2011) a student may earn a credit in either ALC1O or ALC2O, but not both.
  2. Beginning Sept 1, 2010 (school year 2010-2011) a student may earn a credit in either AEA3O or AEA4O, but not both.

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