Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)

The Specialist High Skills Major is a program which gives students a focus in their senior high school years that leads to all post-secondary destinations (apprenticeship, college, university, and work). A student must take two Grade 11 and two Grade 12 courses in a specialized area, and a co-operative education course. It also involves contextualized units in Math and English where the focus is in the specific sector.

Students will also have the opportunity to explore experiential learning and reach ahead activities such as field trips, competitions, etc. At the conclusion of the program, students will receive a special Red Seal diploma and transcript as evidence of their completion of a Specialist High Skills Major. Click on the link for more information.

All SHSM programs require co-op.  If you are planning to take co-op in the upcoming year, please complete the online application form.

Our school offers SHSM courses in the following sectors:

Fitness and Health promotion 

Fitness Health Promotion SHSM Program Package

Art and Design

Art and Design SHSM Application

Business Leadership

The Corpus Christi Business Leadership SHSM will enable students to earn a SHSM Seal while building a foundation of sector-focused business knowledge and skills before graduation and entering apprenticeship training, college, university or an entry-level position in the workplace. The requirements of this SHSM are unique and geared to the Business sector, giving each member a variety of experiential learning and career exploration activities.  

Contact Mrs. Moore (MooreMe@hcdsb.org) for more information.

Environmental Science

Contact Ms. Ambroszkiewicz (AmbroszkiewiczL@hcdsb.org) for more information.

De Franco, RobSpecialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)