Academics

Rosseau Lake College believes in providing a world-class, hands-on education with a focus on the environment, 21st Century skills and entrepreneurship using cutting-edge technology in a meaningful way.

With a core curriculum based on the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education, Rosseau Lake College believes strongly in understanding each student’s learning preferences in order to foster engagement in the learning journey. By using authentic real-world problems in the learning process, an RLC education is meaningful and relevant, allowing for a higher degree of engagement and success. Students are encouraged to develop intellectual breadth and personal skills, giving them an advantage when applying to university and other post-secondary programs.

Our personalized approach to education is unique and responds to the criticisms of business and professional leaders as well as post-secondary educators.

Graduation Requirements

A total of eighteen compulsory credits are required:

  • 4 credits in English (1 per grade)
  • 1 credit in French as a Second Language
  • 3 credits in Mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 credits in Science
  • 1 credit in Canadian History
  • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
  • 1 credit in the Arts
  • 1 credit in Physical and Health Education
  • 0.5 credit in Civics
  • 0.5 credit in Career Studies (taught as an integral part of the Guidance program)

Plus:

  • 1 additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a native language, or a classical or international language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education
  • 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education, or French as a second language
  • 1 additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12) or technological education (Grades 9 – 12), or French as a second language, or cooperative education, or computer studies

In addition to the 18 compulsory credits, students must earn 12 optional credits.

40 Hours of Community Service and Literacy Test

Students, in order to graduate must perform a minimum of 40 hours of community work and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

The organization of community involvement activities are largely the responsibility of the student, but the school does make opportunities available in order to help students satisfy this requirement.

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is undertaken during a student’s Grade 10 year or their first year at Rosseau Lake College, whichever comes first.