There’s a whole wide world out there for you to discover...so what are you waiting for?
Start exploring today with the OCDSB’s International Certificate Program!
Through the International Certificate Program, high school students like you become informed, engaged and active global citizens who learn about themselves by learning about the world. Participants earn the certificate by:
Studying an international language....Taking internationally-focused classes...
Understanding global issues....Participating in an internationally focused project of their choice....
and much more!
So what would international studies offer you? Unforgettable moments and valuable life lessons—and that’s just the beginning! Your global experiences can open doors to postsecondary programs and even to careers. It all starts with you, so take a step outside your comfort zone. Discover Yourself!
This unique and exciting program is being piloted in six OCDSB secondary schools. The schools that will be piloting the International Certificate in 2012-13 are A.Y. Jackson SS, Bell HS, Gloucester HS, Hillcrest HS, Lisgar CI, and Ridgemont HS. Based on the results of this pilot year, the aim will be to extend the program to additional high schools in subsequent years.
You must enroll in the OCDSB International Certificate Program with your school’s International Certificate Advisor.
To be eligible to receive an OCDSB International Studies Certificate you must successfully complete all three components and the summative portfolio task (see links below for more information).
You may be eligible to obtain an “Honours” designation on your certificate by completing additional work and time requirements.