09 Jun. 2023
eLearning Credits Graduation Requirement
Beginning with every student who entered Grade 9 in the 2020/2021 school year, students are required to earn two online learning (eLearning) credits to graduate from secondary school. This graduation requirement is intended to support students in developing familiarity and comfort with learning and working in a fully online environment, as well as developing digital literacy and other important transferable skills that they will need for success after secondary school, including in post-secondary education and the workplace.
The exception to this is for students who were in Grade 9 during the province-wide school closures (from April 2021 to June 2021). Up to one secondary school credit that was completed at this time may be counted towards the graduation requirement, in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. This cohort of students will only require one additional eLearning credit.
Parents who wish to opt out or exempt their child from the online graduation requirement must complete the KPDSB eLearning Student Opt-Out Form. Exemption from the online learning graduation requirements may be requested by:
- the parent or guardian of the secondary student
- students who are 18 years of age or older
- students who are 16 or 17 years of age and have withdrawn from parental control
Please contact your child's school for a copy of the KPDSB eLearning Student Opt-Out Form or for further information on eLearning or the opt-out process. You may also visit this website for more information on secondary school graduation requirements.