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Prerequisites, Exemptions & SubstitutionsPrerequisites for Grade 11 and 12 courses are specified in the curriculum policy documentsfor the various disciplines. These can be viewed on the Ministry of Education website: In most cases, students will only be registered into a course once they have submitted documentation supporting their completion of the prerequisite course. For example, the prerequisite for the Grade 11 university preparation course in English is the Grade 10 academic course in English. A student who has completed a course of one type in a particular subject and grade that does not meet a stated prerequisite for a course in the same subject in the next grade but has completed a transfer course is equally eligible to take the requested course providing once again that supporting documentation is forwarded to OVS.In unique situations, mature students that do not have the prerequisite can apply for an exemption. This must be requested in writing to the Principal of Ontario Virtual School. The requesting student will have an opportunity to explain their circumstances. An example of such a case would be a student who has been out of any school system for more than one year.If you wish to apply for such consideration please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the following information as well as forwarding your most recent transcript by email or fax 416 840-4911:
Contact information: Address, phone and email address
Date of Birth:
Last school attended and Year attended:
Reason for Request:
Ontario Virtual School will not make substitutions for compulsory or optional courses; students are expected to complete all compulsory and optional courses as outlined in the Ministry of Educations OSSD graduation requirements.
Please download and complete the form below to be considered for prerequisite exemptions.
Prerequisite Exemption Form