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ILSC High School Program: Foundation Year

Earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma while you study academic English.

Study Academic English while you complete 8 full-credit courses* to receive your high school diploma.

Earn a High School diploma recognized across Canada while gaining the English language ability and academic skills needed to succeed in higher education. In this supported program, you'll build a customized learning plan designed to help you complete the prerequisites you need to move on to your chosen higher education program.

Complete 8 high school credits to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The OSSD is recognized by post-secondary institutions in Canada, the U.K., the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, among other countries giving you access to a wider range of post-secondary institutions as you pursue your academic goals.

*Subject to a Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR)

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LOCATION AVAILABLE

Toronto, Vancouver, New Delhi, Online

PROGRAM LENGTH

Toronto, Vancouver, Online: 40 weeks

New Delhi: 32 weeks

SCHEDULE

See sample schedules under What You'll Learn

START DATES

Session start dates

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MINIMUM AGE

16+

LANGUAGE LEVEL

Intermediate 3

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What you’ll learn

The ILSC High School Program: Foundation Year program combines ILSC English for Academic Purposes classes with TVO ILC Study Blocks to complete your high school credit courses. 

ILSC English for Academic Purposes: strengthen your academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You’ll improve your grammar accuracy and build your vocabulary by exploring academic topics.

High School Credit Courses: Choose from a variety of course options to obtain your Ontario Secondary School Diploma and to meet prerequisites for your future higher education goals. Sample classes include:

  • GRADE 11: English (ENG3U), Functions (MCR3U), Functions and Applications (MCF3M), Environmental Science (SVN3M), Biology (SBI3U), Physics (SPH3U), Chemistry (SCH3U)
  • GRADE 12: English (ENG4U), Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Science (SNC4M), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Biology (SBI4U)

Monday - Friday

  • 9:00am – 12:oopm* ILSC English for Academic Purposes (core)
  • 1:00pm – 2:15pm TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 1**
  • 2:30pm – 5:15pm TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 2**
*Session 8 timetable is fully allocated to TVO ILC Credit Course study and does not include ILSC English for Academic Purposes.
**Time allocated to the TVO ILC High School Program credit portion is self-directed and flexible. A minimum of 20 hours of study time per week is required for completion within 8 sessions.

Monday - Friday

  • 11:00am –  2:oopm ILSC English for Academic Purposes (core)*
  • 2:00pm –  3:15pm TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 1**
  • 4:00pm – 6:45pm TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 2**
*Session 8 timetable is fully allocated to TVO ILC Credit Course study and does not include ILSC English for Academic Purposes.
*Time allocated to the TVO ILC High School Program credit portion is self-directed and flexible. A minimum of 20 hours of study time per week is required for completion within 8 sessions.

Monday - Friday

  • 8:30am – 11:15am: ILSC English for Academic Purposes
  • 11:45pm – 1:00pm: TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 1*
  • 2:30pm – 5:15pm: TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 2*
*Time allocated to the TVO ILC High School Program credit portion is self-directed and flexible. A minimum of 20 hours of study time per week is required for completion within 8 sessions.

Monday - Friday

  • 9:00am – 11:45am: TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 1*
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm: ILSC English for Academic Purposes
  • 2:45pm – 5:00pm: TVO ILC Credit Course Study Block 2*
*Time allocated to the TVO ILC High School Program credit portion is self-directed and flexible. A minimum of 20 hours of study time per week is required for completion within 8 sessions.

Why Choose the ILSC High School Program: Foundation Year

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  • Learn Academic English at ILSC and build important foundational skills for success in a Canadian, college, TAFE or university including lecture comprehension, note taking, research, and more.
  • Earn your high school diploma from Ontario’s Ministry of Education through TVO ILC – the Ontario Secondary School Diploma is recognized in Canada, the UK, US, New Zealand, Australia and more.
  • Complete 8 full credit courses in just 32 weeks in New Delhi and 40 weeks in Toronto, Vancouver or online, and get ready for your next step applying to a post-secondary institution in Canada or abroad.
  • In class programs in Toronto, Vancouver, and New Delhi provide a blended learning experience with ILSC courses delivered in class and a set study block to complete TVO ILC’s online high school credit program in ILSC’s computer labs.
  • Online program offers ILSC English for Academic Purposes courses in two time zones, and flexible, self-directed access to TVO ILC’s online high school credit classes.
  • Get support to build a customized learning plan.
  • Comprehensive progress monitoring and counselling throughout your English and your High School Credit studies from ILSC and TVO ILC academic staff.
  • One-on-one guidance for choosing and applying to a partner college or university (available in multiple languages).

Seamless Entry into Higher Education

In the ILSC High School Program: Foundation Year program, ILSC’s university pathway specialists will support you with choosing and applying to a college, TAFE, or university program. To obtain your diploma, you’ll complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, which meets the English language requirement for seamless entry to ILSC’s partner schools, or any higher education institution.

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What is TVO ILC?

TVO ILC is the online learning partner of the province of Ontario’s Ministry of Education. TVO ILC has been operating for more than 90 years and currently offers over 35,000 courses to students from around the world. As an official TVO ILC trusted partner, ILSC students will receive the language support they require in addition to the credits they need to achieve their academic goals.

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