Secondary Education

In 1999, the Ministry of Education and Training started phasing in a new high school program intended to increase emphasis on student skills in Mathematics, Language & Sciences while also promoting responsible citizenship. There has been a return to streaming in Grade 9, though it is a new approach that gives students the flexibility to move between streams, particularly in Grades 9 and 10.

A Catholic Focus

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board recognizes the necessity of maintaining the Christian vision of our Catholic schools in light of the reforms. Distinctive expectations have been developed for the graduates of our Catholic high schools. In addition to the Ministry-mandated courses, students are required to take a Religious Education / Family Life credit in each of the four years of their high school program. The Religious Education / Family Life credit complements the Christian values already infused into the total curriculum and the very life of our Catholic high schools.

Diploma Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits of 110 hours each to obtain a high school diploma. Eighteen of these credits are compulsory. Also, students are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement and pass a literacy test.

18 Compulsory Credits
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