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Canadian Dual high School Diploma

Red Leaf GROUP proudly presents Edualia®

Red Leaf Group and Ontario eSchool (license 882694) have jointly designed an online academic credit program called EdualiaⓇ with the objective of helping international students to obtain a double diploma, one being from their country of origin, and the second being a Canadian, Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This latter diploma is recognized globally for its demanding and quality level of education. 

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The Program

We have designed three different types of programs, based on the necessity of each student. Two of these programs terminate with the obtention of an official Canadian high school diploma, while the third aids the student in improving linguistic capabilities by taking individual Canadian credit courses of interest.

Quality assured

The Canadian Dual Credit Program is a collaboration between Red Leaf GROUP, and the Ontario Ministry of Education, two of the most prestigious institutions in Canadian education. The program integrates an advanced educational platform with our team of qualified educational professionals in order to bring the student an educational opportunity of the highest quality.
 

Canadian Dual Certification

The Canadian education system is globally recognized for it’s high quality curriculum and focus on practical, student-centred training. By exposing students to this education system, the Canadian High School Diploma program provides them with an internationally valued certificate. 

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Program Benefits


The three programs give the student a series of tools which will enrich their education based on four key elements:

  • Significant improvement in their level of English. 
  • Development of technological abilities.
  • Personal development in knowledge and competence.
  • Obtention of a Canadian high school diploma (only for 4 and 6 credit programs).

Available Programs

Option A

High School Diploma for Canadian university purposes (6 credits).


For those students who wish to study in a Canadian university. 

This program is composed entirely of grade-12 (final year of high school) credits, and it prepares students with the pre-requisites required for Canadian university studies. By completing these credits, students obtain a high level of academic preparation which allows them to apply for university as if they were Canadian students.

Since students will be obtaining a high school diploma from Ontario, Canada, they will apply for University through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC), just like a Canadian high-school student. As a result, these students will have access to scholarships and bursaries available only to Canadian students. Furthermore, they will not have to compete with other international students for limited university space, as they can be accepted into spots reserved for Canadian students.
 

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Option B

Canadian High School Diploma (Ontario Secondary School Diploma, OSSD) with 4 credits.


The 4-credit program allows the student to earn a Canadian high school diploma; however, unlike the 6-credit program, some universities may require additional credits for direct access.

This option combines courses from grades 11 and 12, and is designed for students who wish to continue their studies at international universities or who wish to have an official accreditation for their personal, academic or professional resume.
 

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Option C

Canadian High School General Interest Courses


Designed for mainly personal objectives, such as improving English level, improving knowledge in a particular area, acquiring technical skills or for academic interest.


General interest credits do not lead to the obtention of a high school diploma.
 

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Areas of Study

6 Credit Program

Arts Arts, Communication & Media
Business Business, Marketing & Technology
Engineering Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
Natural and agricultural Natural Resources & Agricultural Science
Human services Human Services
Health Health Sciences

4 Credit Program

Social Sciences Social Sciences
Natural Sciences Natural Sciences
Business Business

General-Interest Credits

University Preparation University preparation
English Writing English Writing
Healthy Living Healthy Living
International Business International Business

Why only 4 or 6 credits?

The Canadian high school diploma is emitted following the guidelines of the province of Ontario. Canadian students need 30 credits to obtain their diploma. Edualia and our academic partners are authorized to transfer 26 credits from international institutions. The remaining credits must be completed by the student in an official capacity, online with the support of Canadian teachers.

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How does it work?

The student, using an online platform, completes assignments. These assignments are evaluated by Canadian teachers such that the student, at any time, can see results and areas requiring improvement.

During their studies, the student receives live contact and guidance from Canadian teachers. The live instruction is completed using video conferences.

Canadian teachers


The Canadian teacher plays a fundamental role in creating an integrated program. The following interactive activities will occur monthly throughout the program:

  • Lecture sessions. Led by a Canadian teacher covering contents related to the material being studied. 
  • Discussion groups. For small groups of students, led by a moderator covering themes related to Canadian society, news, literature, cinema, etc. 
  • Guidance. During these sessions, the student will receive personalized tutoring and support, covering areas requiring improvement, reinforcement, feedback and setting of academic goals and pathways.
  • Office hours. Two afternoons per week, three hours each afternoon, students will have access to their Canadian teacher who will be available to resolve any issues related to their course or program of study.

Canadian teachers are an essential component of successful education as they encourage: 

  • Improvement of oral communication and fluency through discussion and production.
  • Reinforcement of academic instruction through tutoring sessions.
  • Knowledge of Canadian society and culture.
  • Help and guidance for students through regular contact and conversion.
  • Personalization of the program, through constant follow-up by teachers and guidance staff.

Program Length

 

Main Benefits of the Program


  • Flexibility. A variety of options depending on the needs of each student.
  • Canadian curriculum consistently ranked at or near the top of global education studies. 
  • Transfer of already-completed credits, allowing the student to obtain a second diploma in their home country, without travel or residence costs, and with comparatively few course hours. 
  • Completion of PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) accreditation, which is a formal recognition of knowledge and skills obtained outside of the Canadian secondary school. 
  • OUAC account for students who will be applying to Canadian universities upon completion of the 6-credit program:
    • Access to university spaces set aside for Canadian students, as opposed to applying for the more limited international spaces.
    • Access to scholarships and bursaries created for Canadian students.
  • Live interaction with your Canadian teacher, once per month, via video-conference:
    • Lecture Sessions.
    • Debate groups
    • Guidance.
  • Office hours. Access to your qualified Canadian teacher, two afternoons per week, three hours per afternoon
     

Requirements

 

Academic Record

Strong academic record.

English Level

English level B1

(Common European Framework of Reference, “Independent User”) for 4-credit and 6-credit programs. 

English level A2

(Common European Framework of Reference, “Basic User”) for general interest credits.

Motivation

Motivation and a positive attitude.