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Specialist High Skills Major

Specialist High Skills Major offers you an opportunity to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) while focusing on a specific economic sector and supporting transitions to college, apprenticeship, university and the workplace. Sixteen economic sectors are represented and all boards must have Ministry approval in order to offer a SHSM.

Every SHSM must include the following five components, which are outlined in detail in ministry-approved frameworks developed for each area of specialization:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach aheadexperiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student's postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

  6. Art and Culture

    Albert Campbell CI
    Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
    George Harvey CI
    Georges Vanier SS
    Kipling CI
    Newtonbrook SS
    Northern SS
    Northview Heights SS
    Oakwood CI
    RH King Academy
    Silverthorn CI
    Thistletown CI
    Western Technical School
    Weston CI
    Westview Centennial CI
    Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts
    York Memorial CI

     

    Aviation and Aerospace

    Georges Vanier SS
    Weston CI

     

    Business

    A Y Jackson SS
    Agincourt CI
    Bloor CI
    Cedarbrae Cl
    Central Toronto Academy
    John Polanyi CI
    Forest Hill CI
    Jarvis CI
    L'Amoreaux CI
    Lakeshore CI
    Dr. Norman Bethune CI
    Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI

     

    Construction

    Cedarbrae CI
    Central Technical School
    George Harvey CI
    Lakeshore CI
    Lester B. Pearson CI
    Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI
    West Humber CI
    Westview Centennial SS

     

    Environment
    George S. Henry Academy
    SATEC at W.A. Porter CI

     

    Health and Wellness

    A Y Jackson CI
    Birchmount Park CI
    Bloor CI
    Central Technical School
    David and Mary Thomson CI
    John Polanyi CI
    George Harvey CI
    George S. Henry Academy
    L’Amoreaux CI
    Lester B. Pearson CI
    Martingrove CI
    Newtonbrook SS
    Northern SS
    Parkdale CI
    Westview Centennial SS
    York Memorial CI

     

    Horticulture & Landscaping

    Burnhamthrope Cl
    David and Mary Thomson CI
    Parkdale CI

     

    Hospitality and Tourism

    Central Technical School
    Danforth CI & TS
    George S. Henry Academy
    Kipling CI
    Lakeshore CI
    Lawrence Park CI
    Newtonbrook SS
    Northview Heights SS
    Marc Garneau
    Sir Wilfred Laurier CI
    Sir William Osler HS
    Stephen Leacock CI
    Thistletown CI
    Western Technical School

     

    Information Communications Technology

    Bloor CI
    Central Technical School
    David & Mary Thomson CI
    Etobicoke CI
    George Harvey CI
    Georges Vanier SS
    Kipling CI
    L'Amoreaux CI
    Lakeshore CI
    Northview Heights SS
    Marc Garneau CI
    Runnymede CI
    Stephen Leacock CI
    Thistletown CI
    SATEC at W.A. Porter CI
    West Humber CI

     

    Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services

    Central Technical School
    John Polanyi CI 
    Humberside CI
    Runnymede CI

     

    Manufacturing
    Agincourt CI

    Birchmount Park CI
    East York CI
    Etobicoke CI
    Northern SS
    Western Technical-Commercial School
    Weston CI

     

    Non-Profit

    AY Jackson SS
    Agincourt CI
    George Harvey CI
    Harbord CI
    Western Technical-Commercial School

     

    Sports

    Agincourt CI
    Central Toronto Academy
    Etobicoke Cl
    Malvern CI
    Oakwood CI
    Weston CI

     

    Transportation 
    Albert Campbell CI
    Central Technical School
    Danforth C&TI
    John Polanyi CI 
    Emery CI
    West Hill CI 
    Westview Centennial SS
    Winston Churchill CI

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