|Specialist High Skills Major|
A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) allows students to customize their secondary learning experience to suit their interests and career expectations wile meeting their graduation requirements. Students are able to prepare for a successful post-secondary transition to apprenticeship, college, university or employment. A SHSM lets students gain sector identified preparatory skills and knowledge and make informed career decisions.
Students enter the program in grades 10 or 11 in order to appropriately schedule the required courses. A student may exit the program before completion without jeopardizing their progress towards their Ontario School Graduation Diploma (OSSD).
The Bluewater District School Board offers the following thirteen SHSM programs:
Agriculture - Chesley District High School
Arts & Culture - West Hill Secondary School
Fashion & Hair Design - West Hill Secondary School
Arts & Culture - Georgian Bay Secondary School
Music & Medi- Georgian Bay Secondary School
Construction - Kincardine District Secondary School
Energy - Saugeen District Secondary School
Environment & Resource Management - Walkerton District Secondary School
Environment - Bruce Peninsula District School
Health & Wellness - Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institue
Horticulture & Landscaping - Grey Highlands Secondary School
Hospitality & Tourism - Peninsula Shores District School
Information & Communications Technology - John Diefenbaker Secondary School
Transportation - John Diefenbaker Secondary School
The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board offers the following two SHSM programs:
Health & Wellness - Sacred Heart High School
Health & Wellness - St. Mary's High School
For more information on either of the above programs please visit the Bruce-Grey Catholic DSB website.