Ministry of Education Update for eLearning
On February 1, 2022 the Ministry of Education issued the Policy and Procedures Memorandum (PPM 167) regarding the Online learning graduation requirement.
Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out or exempted in accordance with the processes described in the memorandum (PPM167).
Adult learners entering the Ontario secondary school system in 2023-24 or later will also be required to meet this graduation requirement unless they opt themselves out of the requirement in accordance with the processes described in this memorandum.
The complete memorandum can be accessed in the link provided herein, for your perusal. Policy/Program Memorandum 167
In order to opt of the online learning graduation requirement, please fill in this form and return to the Main Office. Opt-out form-eLearning-DPCDSB.pdf
All students who are considering eLearning courses, please visit https://www3.dpcdsb.org/programs-services/elearning for some of the following frequently asked questions:
- What is eLearning (online graduation requirement) and how does it differ from other course types?
- What are the benefits of online/eLearning?
- What are programs or course deliveries that would not be eligible for the online learning graduation requirement?
For a list of courses that will be available in 2022-23 please visit https://www3.dpcdsb.org/programs-services/elearning/getting-started
Students are encouraged to review the 'Steps' to considering eLearning and speak to their Guidance Counsellor for more information and registration information.