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Thirty-Four High School Credit Threshold

​Four-Year Secondary School Program
 - Thirty-Four credit threshold

Over ten years ago, Ontario’s secondary school system was redesigned to support student completion of the credits required for graduation in four years, which is the standard across North America.  With appropriate planning, the vast majority of students can finish secondary school and make the transition to their next step in four years.


Frequently Asked Questions
Attached here is a document provided by the Ministry of Education to answer frequently asked questions about the Thirty-four credit threshold in Ontario.


If you have further questions about a specific course or program offerings, please contact the guidance department of your child's school.


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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