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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 ahead experiences
    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.

 

 

 

 

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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