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Highschool Diploma

Two Canadian Diploma Options

Years 1 & 2 (G10 & 11) Ontario studies
BC High School (Dogwood) Diploma Option

Year 3:

Transfer to BC to complete studies and obtain a BC High School (Dogwood) Diploma

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Option

Year 3:

Finish Ontario studies in home country and obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

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Enrollment Status

Program Focus



  • Foundational English Skills

  • Discussions and Presentation

  • Soft Skills Development



  • Foundational English Skills

  • Discussions and Presentation

  • Soft Skills Development (starting in the summer before entering grade 9)



  • Intermediate English Skills

  • Social and Cultural Context of Canada

  • Soft Skills Development

  • Community Engaged Learning



  • Credit Courses

  • Study Plan

  • Prepare and pass OOSLT

  • Soft Skills Development

  • Community Engaged Learning

  • Consider Grade 12 Stream Selection and BC Dogwood Diploma Option




  • Stream Selection: Humanities/Commerce or Science

  • Program Switch

  • Mandatory Credit Courses

  • University Application

  • Cultural Immersion Camp [Optional] - Students can choose to study in a local Canadian public high school at the end of second semester


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OSSD Course Offering & Progression


Courses to Complete

Year 1 (Grade 10)*

Pre-English 10 Levels 1/2/3/4; English 10 (ENG2D)

Year 2 (Grade 11)*

English 11 (ENG3U), Functions 11 (MCR3U), Chemistry 11 (SCH3U), Physics 11 (SPH3U), Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U)

Students write the OSSLT in March


Year 3 (Grade 12)

Term 1 (Sept-Jan):
English 12 (ENG4U), Calculus 12 (MCR4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U; Science Stream), Writer's Craft 12 (EWC4U; Humanities/Commerce Stream)

Term 2 (Feb-Apr):
Economics 12 (CIA4U), Physics 12 (SPH4U; Science Stream), International Business 12 (BBB4M; Humanities/Commerce Stream), OSSLT Course (OLC4O; if needed)

Immersion Camp (Apr-May; 6 weeks):
Various elective classes in local Canadian public school


* Students are expected to carry a regular full-time course load in their home country's school in Years 1 & 2.

Option to Transfer to BC High School Diploma

  • Students have the option to transfer to a BC High School (Dogwood) Diploma by completing their studies in the SD91-Xspace program in Vancouver, BC, in their G12 year.

  • Grade 12 Course Plan to obtain BC Diploma:


Courses to Complete

Years 1 & 2 (G10 & 11)*

Same as regular OSSD Program

Year 3 (Grade 12) -
full-time in BC

Term 1 (Sept-Jan):
Career Life Education 10, Social Studies 10, English Studies 12, Physics 12

G10 Numeracy & Literacy Graduation Assessments

Term 2 (Feb-June):
Career Life Connections 12, World History 12, Economics 12, Chemistry 12

G12 Literacy Graduation Assessment


* Students are expected to carry a regular full-time course load in their home country's school in Years 1 & 2.


Course list & prerequisites




Grade 12

English 12 (ENG4U)

English 11 (ENG3U)

Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U)

Functions 11 (MCR3U)

Calculus and Vectors 12 (MCV4U)

Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U)

Chemistry 12 (SCH4U)

Chemistry 11 (SCH3U)

Physics 12 (SPH4U)

Physics 11 (SPH3U)

International Business Fundamentals 12 (BBB4M)

English 11 (ENG3U)

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (BOH4M)

English 11 (ENG3U)

The Writer’s Craft (EWC4U)

English 11 (ENG3U)

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O)

For students who did not pass OSSLT Exam

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Activities & Services

The VFIS Program offers a variety of student activity and services. These include:

  • Online educational workshops. Topics vary by grade level and include: University Awareness & Planning, Exploring Academic and Career Interests, Social Responsibility & Citizenship, University Interview Preparation, University Application Personal Statement Writing, etc.

  • CEMC (University of Waterloo) Math Contest Registration

  • Virtual Year-End Awards/Graduation Ceremony

  • For Homeroom Teachers: guidance workshops for offline activity planning

Full Time Program

  1. Exact class schedules may differ for smaller classes.

  2. Canadian classes include a mix of regular classes and study blocks.

  3. Term 1 runs from Sept-Jan; Term 2 runs from Feb-June.

All times are given in China Standard Time (GMT+8).

Part Time Program

  1. All times are listed in China Standard Time (GMT+8).

  2. Students can expect to be spending at least 50 hours studying independently (i.e. doing homework and previewing course materials) outside of class for each course.

  3. Exact course timetables will be available closer to the start of each term.

  4. Canadian holidays are observed throughout the year. Students who miss class due to local holidays or personal reasons are expected to make up missed work on their own time.

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