Future Grade 9 McKinnon Park Secondary School Students

Attention Grade 8 Parents

Below you will find some resources that you can access to better prepare students for the next school year. 

  • You can find the link to our Grade 9 information video here
  • Find the link to Grand Erie’s Multi-Year Plan here

The link to our Future Grade 9 Virtual Q&A using Microsoft Teams will be live on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(email s-mck@granderie.ca for the meeting information)

Please visit the Grand Erie District School Board Boundary Map tool to determine which Secondary School is your students home school.

McKinnon Park Secondary School Floor Plan

McKinnon Park Secondary School Pre-Requisite Pathway Chart

Grade 9 Forms and Courses

Grade 9 Registration Form

Completed Registration Forms & Course Selection Sheets are due to McKinnon Park Secondary School NO LATER than January 15th, 2021. 

Elementary Grade 8 teachers will collect these forms for their students. Please be reminded that students CANNOT register at more than one secondary school.

Grade 9 Registration Form for Students outside Grand Erie District School Board

Completed Registration Forms & Course Selection Sheets are due to McKinnon Park Secondary School NO LATER than January 15th, 2021. 

Elementary Grade 8 teachers will collect these forms for their students.  If Elementary Grade 8 teachers will not collect the forms for the students, please email your form to ashley.hoskin@granderie.ca.  Please be reminded that students CANNOT register at more than one Secondary School.

Grade 9 Course Selections

OSSD Requirements

To earn a high school OSSD diploma in Ontario, students must:

  • earn 18 compulsory credits
  • earn 12 optional credits
  • pass the literacy requirement
  • complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities
     

Compulsory credits

Students must earn the following 18 compulsory credits to get their Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
  • 3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 3 credits for group 1, 2 and 3 courses (1 credit in each group)
  • 2 credits in science
  • 1 credit in Canadian history (Grade 10)
  • 1 credit in Canadian geography (Grade 9)
  • 1 credit in the arts
  • 1 credit in health and physical education
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 0.5 credit in career studies
  • 0.5 credit in civics
     

Group 1, 2 and 3 compulsory credits

Of the 18 compulsory credits, students must complete one from each of the following groups:

Group 1:

  • English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course) or French as a second language
  • a Native Language
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
  • a classical or an international language
  • social sciences and the humanities
  • Canadian and world studies
  • guidance and career education
  • cooperative education

Group 2:

  • health and physical education
  • the arts
  • business studies
  • french as a second language
  • cooperative education

Group 3:

  • science (Grade 11 or 12)
  • technological education
  • french as a second language
  • computer studies
  • cooperative education

The following conditions apply to compulsory credit selections from the above three groups:

  • In groups 1, 2, and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language can count as compulsory credits, one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or group 3.
  • A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits, selected from any of the above three groups.
     

English as a second language (ESL) and English literacy development (ELD)

Students may count a maximum of 3 credits in ESL or ELD towards the 4 compulsory credits in English.

The fourth credit must be for a Grade 12 compulsory English course.
 

Optional credits

Students must earn 12 optional credits by successfully completing courses offered in their school’s program and course calendar.

Optional credits may include up to 4 credits earned through approved dual credit programs

Grade 9 Course Offering 2021-22

Grade 9 Course Offering 2021-22

Grade 9 - 12 Courses Offered for 2021-22