What is Dual Credit
Dual credit programs are intended to assist secondary school students in completing their OSSD and making a successful transition to college and/or apprenticeship programs. The program is designed to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college while clarifying a student’s post-secondary or career aspirations.
The Dual Credit program is not an entitlement. Students must apply and be accepted into the program based on criteria for three groups of students (Primary target group, SHSM, OYAP). This is a unique opportunity for those accepted to obtain post-secondary experience at our local colleges. The Dual Credit program allows secondary students the opportunity to receive both secondary and college credits at the same time. The program has many benefits: sample college culture, experience college course expectations, tuition free college course with textbooks and transportation provided for college attendance.
Students may count a maximum of four optional credits towards the OSSD earned through approved college-delivered dual credit programs, if they are not also claiming credit for external (music) credentials. The number of optional credits that can be earned through team-taught dual credit courses is not restricted.