Ontario Secondary School Diploma
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma is a diploma granted to high school graduates in the province of Ontario. It is awarded to all students who complete the Ontario education curriculum. In order to complete the curriculum students must complete 18 compulsory and 12 elective credits. A complete list of these credits is available by following the link below.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–19. The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide.
Monarch Park Collegiate has been an International Baccalaureate world school since 2007. Students in the IB Diploma Program complete rigorous academic courses that, in many cases, go well beyond the regular secondary school curriculum. Additionally, students are expected to engage in extracurricular activities and to be active members of their local and greater communities. Students in the IB Diploma Program are diligent and engaged learners and emerge from the program as well rounded individuals with the independent critical thinking skills required to be productive members of our global society. Students complete courses from 6 Areas of Knowledge: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts. Students also complete additional "Core Elements" which include the Theory of Knowledge course, and Extended Essay and 150 Hours of extracurricular learning (CAS - Creativity, Action, Service).
Final exams are internationally standardized. Students write externally set exams which are marked by educators employed by the International Baccalaureate. Universities around the world recognize the program and, in many cases, offer scholarships and advanced placement for students who have achieved high scores in the IB Diploma.
IB Diploma Course Offerings at Monarch Park
In the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, students study 3 subjects at the Higher Level (HL) and 3 subjects at the Standard Level (SL).
At Monarch Park, our IB Courses are:
English Literature (HL)
Mathematics (SL) or Math Studies (SL)
Biology (HL or SL)
Chemistry (HL or SL)
Psychology (HL or SL)
Film Studies (HL or SL)
Special Education Programs
At Monarch Park Collegiate we accommodate many types of students with special education needs. All students with formal special education identification are also entitled to receive supports as outlined on their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Developmentally Delayed (DD) Program:
Provides educational support to approximately 30 students in a fully self-contained environment. Students in this program are placed centrally through the TDSB Special Education Department.
Physically Disabled (PD) Program:
Provides support to meet the physical and learning needs of physically challenged students who are integrated, in varying degrees, into the regular stream of learners at the school. Students in this program are placed centrally through the TDSB Special Education Department.
Students in the PH program may also have Resource Room support that is designed to assist students, who because of their physical challenges may be unable to carry a full course load. This is scheduled as a non-credit class on PH student timetables.
Support for Students with Learning Disabilities (LD):
Provides different levels of support to students who have been formally identified through an IPRC process with a learning disability. LD students can be supported in a variety of ways.
Students with an LD Special Education designation may take a Learning Strategies course (GLE). Students may take up to four credits in GLE during their secondary school career. This course allows students to improve their study skills in areas such as organization, studying, time-management, assignment completion, test preparation, language development and team-building. Students apply these learning strategies in their day-to-day coursework and assignments.