Credits@Work is a program that supports employees balancing school and work. It is an opportunity to earn co-op credits toward their Ontario secondary school diploma while on the job. This is a great opportunity for employees with a strong desire to complete their education to obtain credits toward their diploma, while being paid. It is also a great opportunity for employers to ensure they have a skilled workforce.
- Be employed either part time or full time for at least 3 weeks
- Be working toward completing a high school diploma
The first co-op credit through the Credits@Work program will be granted with 90 hours of work in addition to 20 hours to complete either an online or handout component (total 110 hours). The course component will attempt to relate to your on-the-job skills.
For each Credits@Work Co-op credit thereafter, 110 hours must be completed. Up to two credits can apply towards compulsory high school credits, and there is no limit on earning optional co-op credits.
The cost is a mandatory Student Services Fee = $50 non-refundable for each school year. St. Louis offers payment through Cash, Direct Debit, MasterCard, or Visa. (AMEX not accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.
If you are a current St. Louis student in the 2019-2020 September to June school year, and already paid this $50 student services fee, you are not required to pay it again.
To register for Credits@Work:
- Bring transcript to St. Louis Guidance office during Guidance Office Hours
- Complete Registration form, pay fees and have ID checked
- Contact your co-op teacher and set up your first meeting
Completed Credits@Work credits and all of your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)?
It’s time to get your Ontario Secondary School Diploma. If you are a current student completing your last few credits, please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate Form.
Students who completed all their course work in 2018-19, please plan to attend Graduation in November 2019. The OSSD is an important Ministry of Education document that many employers require proof of.