A Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture enables students to customize their high school experience to suit their interests and talents, to meet the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and to prepare for a successful postsecondary transition to apprenticeship training, college, university or employment in the arts and culture sector. A SHSM enables students to gain sector-identified preparatory skills and knowledge, and to make informed career decisions.
Students in the Health and Wellness SHSM program will:
Gain knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and human development
Develop some fundamental skills in health and wellness, such as assisting with activities of daily living, taking vital signs and developing health promotion activities and exercise programs
Recognize the diversity of occupations in the sector and understand the role that each plays as a component of delivering a comprehensive and collaborative health and wellness plan
Learn more about SHSM Health and Wellness.
Students in the ICT SHSM program will:
Hear and see first hand what a career in information and communications technology looks and feels like
Discover the connection between schools and careers
Network with post-secondary institutions, local industries and businesses
Gain self confidence and develop skills
Complete industry recognized certifications and training
Open doors for future employment
Earn a Red Seal designation on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Learn more about SHSM ICT.
Students in the Arts & Culture program will:
Learn a variety of performance styles
Participate in workshops with industry professionals
Develop studio skills in a variety of traditional and emerging media
Incorporate digital technologies into the creative process
Develop transferable skills compatible with multiple pathways to all postsecondary destinations
Learn more about SHSM Arts and Culture.
Students are encouraged to review the following resources:
Video Overview of SHSM Programs: Arts and Culture | Business | Construction | Environment | Health and Wellness | Hospitality and Tourism | Information and Communications Technology (ICT) | Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services | Non-Profit | Sports | Transportation