High School


Nile Academy believes the importance and value of completing secondary education. Our school philosophy includes a commitment to reach every student to help him or her achieve a successful outcome for their school experience at Nile Academy. The concept of completing secondary education is essential. Obtaining a high school diploma has become an increasingly important prerequisite for economic and social mobility in the world. Young people with high school education are much better equipped for modern life. They are more likely to be permanently employed and/or to be admitted to post-secondary institutions to further their education and become active members of our society. In Ontario student are required to remain in secondary school until the student has reached the age of eighteen or obtained an Ontario secondary school diploma.

Guidance and Counselling

University Counselling

Starting from the beginning of secondary school all the way to graduation, students receive higher education-oriented guidance. Students meet on a weekly basis with our Guidance Counsellor, will select courses that align with their goals and attend informational sessions on university admissions.

100% University Acceptance

Graduates of Nile Academy thrive at Canada’s prestigious colleges and universities. They achieve success within a wide range of career paths including arts, business, science, technology, and engineering.

One-on-One Support

Academic advising comprises one important part of counselling in Nile Academy. We pay a great deal of attention to the individualized needs and intensive academic supports for our students. We believe there is a direct correlation between our academic support program and our high university acceptance rates. Our program focuses on promoting student self-actualizing, individual studying skills and academic planning to facilitate the transition from high school to university.


Students who successfully complete high school will be awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) from the Ontario Ministry of Education. Students need to achieve at least 30 credits between grades 9-12. Eighteen credits are compulsory courses and 12 credits are elective subjects which allow students to choose courses from other areas of interest. Furthermore, students must also complete 40 hours of community service and pass the Ontario Literacy Test in order to fulfill all OSSD requirements.

  • Compulsory Credits (total of 18)
  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 3 credits in Mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 credits in Science
  • 1 credit in Canadian History
  • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
  • 1 credit in the Arts
  • 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
  • ½ credit in Civics
  • ½ credit in Career Studies

PLUS one credit from each of these three Groups:

Group 1:              1 additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a Native Language, or a classical or international language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies

Group 2:              1 additional credit in French as a second language, or Health and Physical Education, or the Arts, or Business Studies, or Cooperative Education

Group 3:              1 additional credit in Science (Grade 11 or 12), or French as a second language, or Technological Education (Grades 9 to 12), or Cooperative Education

  • A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory education.
  • A maximum of two of the three additional compulsory credit requirements for groups 1, 2, and 3 may be met with credits in French as a second language, one of which may be earned for group 1 and the second for either group 2 or group 3.
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Optional Credits
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