The DSBN’s Dual Credit Program allows students to work
toward their high school diploma while also earning credit towards their
post-secondary certificate, diploma or apprenticeship certification.
The Dual Credit program is designed for students who need
learning opportunities outside of high school. Earning Dual Credits allows
students to get a head start on learning and training for their future careers
while earning post-secondary experience at little or no cost.
How does the Dual
Credit program work?
In a Dual Credit Program, students participate in college
courses and earn both a college credit and one high school elective credit
(dual credits) which count towards both their high school diploma and their
Dual Credits are General Education College Credits that can
be transferred to any Ontario College.
What are the
requirements of the program?
To enter the Dual Credit program, students must be at
least 16 years of age and have successfully completed the Ontario Secondary
School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
It is recommended that students have earned 16 credits
prior to entering the Dual Credit program.
How can students
enroll in the Dual Credit program?
Entrance into the Dual Credit Program is guided by the
Student Success Team where students are matched with programs to ensure student
Upon enrolment in the program, students will take part an
orientation program, and will be able to access academic supports such as mentoring
to ensure their success. Each secondary
school Principal ensures there is a key contact teacher to serve in this
dedicated role and that guidance supports are in place.
Speak with your teacher to get more information and begin