Laureate's Academic Programs
Laureate offers credit courses that lead to the completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This diploma is achieved by obtaining 30 credits of which 18 are compulsory credits and 12 are elective credits. In addition, a student must complete 40 hours of community service and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). If the final average of the top 6 grade 12 credits is 80% or higher, a student may also receive an Ontario Scholar Certificate.
The OSSD will provide the opportunity to advance further in the post-secondary education programs in Ontario as well as other provinces in Canada and other countries.
Learning another language is a challenge but with the right tools and instruction from a trained teacher in ESL, students will discover the skills that are developed to improve English language fluency. As part of the ESL program, students will understand how culture is embedded in the learning of a language. The fundamentals of reading, speaking, writing, and listening are mastered but also enhancing language learning with creativity.
Take ESL credits that count towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or join the Interactive English classes after school to build your repertoire of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation skills.
For students who have already achieved their high school diploma, the English for Academic Purpose (EAP) program may be what will prepare students to improve their English proficiency level to get accepted into a university or college in Canada.
International students are required to write an English Proficiency Test such as IELTS most commonly used as evidence of a student’s level of proficiency in English. To be able to achieve a high score, the EAP program is an intensive English language program where students will be able to communicate academically by learning vocabulary in specialized subjects and comprehending articles that are often used in post-secondary education.