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Students Graduate With 3 Diplomas



At Odyssey Heights Students graduate high school with three diplomas:

  1. Their OSSD from Blyth Academy

  2. Either their OHS, or Honours OHS Secondary School Diploma, and

  3. Either their DELF Junior French B.1 or B.2 Diploma

Note: This is much like other, but larger and older independent schools such as Appleby College who award their own diploma along with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Completed though Blyth Academy, with individualized, in person support of Odyssey Heights teachers. (Read more about our 21stC team teaching with & partnership with Blyth Academy here.)

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OHS or Honours OHS Diploma

The two Odyssey Heights diplomas recognize the unique combination of learning experiences, courses, certificates, and co-curriculars at OHS including OE3, Peace Education/Peace & Conflict Studies*, Big History/Humanities Seminars, and Agriculture & the Environment.

These include certificates & awards in: First Aid/Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, Duke of Edinburgh Silver or Gold Award (see the video below.), Natural Horsemanship, ORKCA Canoeing, Canadian Ski Marathon tourer and team awards, and more.

An Equestrian specialization will also be noted on either diploma for girls who complete additional equine specific requirements, such as courses though Equine Guelph.

*Odyssey Heights grade 12 students wear the World Peace Tartan in recognition of their years of participating in Peace Education in grades 7-10, and Peace & Conflict Studies in Secondary II (grades 11 & 12).

[More specific details on both the OHS and Honours OHS Secondary School Diplomas will be posted online later in 2019.]

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DELF French Diploma

Students graduate with an internationally recognized certificate of their French language fluency - either their B.1 allowing them to be independent in travelling in French speaking regions, or the B.2 allowing them the option of studying at Francophone universities and colleges.


About The Duke of Edinburgh International Award for Young People

OHS Graduates Achieve Either Their Silver or Gold Duke of Ed Award.