Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)

What is a SHSM? Click on the link below for more information.


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. Check out http://www.haltonpathways.ca for more information.

Our school offers SHSM courses in the following sectors:

  • Social Justice & Non-Profit Sector– Starting September 2021! – Contact- Mrs. Ambroszkiewicz – ambroszkiewiczp@hcdsb.org

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