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Ontario Catholic School Graduation Expectations (OCSGE)

The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs) were developed to provide a framework to represent the distinctiveness and purpose of Catholic education in Ontario.

The OCSGEs were derived from the Love of Learning, a report created by the Ontario Royal Commission on Education, which recommended the development of a set of “graduate outcomes” that should be “subject and skill orientated”.

The Institute for Catholic Education worked collaboratively with the Ontario Catholic education community to craft a distinctive set of graduate guidelines, which led to the release of the OCSGEs in the 1998-1999 school year.

Since the relationship between learning and believing is fundamental in Catholic schools, the decision was made that the Catholic Graduate Expectations must focus not only on knowledge and skills, but also on values and actions. For more information, view the online viewable version of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.