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Michael Power St. Joseph Specialist High Skills Major graphic 
Michael Power / St. Joseph High School offers the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program under the following disciplines: Health & Wellness, and Sports.
SHSM is a specialized program which allows students to experience a range of customized, career-focused learning opportunities, while working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Students who successfully complete the SHSM requirements will have a special Red Seal embossed on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) when they graduate.
Why choose SHSM?
The SHSM program gives you the opportunity to develop skills and achieve certifications. It allows you to build a resume, as well as beef up your supplementary applications to Universities/Colleges. Certifications include: First Aid/CPR with automatic defibrillator use, WHMIS safety training, plus other sector specific certifications.
What do you need to do to complete the program?
The SHSM program is comprised of the following:
- Courses (used for the OSSD)
- Mandatory Certifications
- Elective Certifications
- Reach Ahead/ Experiential Learning Activities
Click on the specific sector to see more details:
HEALTH & WELLNESS                               SPORTS
How do you sign up?
During course selection for your grade 11 courses (in March of grade 10) please be sure to select that you are interested in SHSM in My Blueprint by checking the SHSM interest box.  To be eligible for this program, a 2 credit sector specific co-op must be completed during the grade 11 academic year at MPSJ. (**Note - IB students are recommended to complete this requirement during the summer between Gr 10 and 11 or between Gr 11 and 12.)
Who can I talk to for more information?
If you need more information, speak to Mr. Morris in Guidance (or call him at 416-393-5794) or Mr. Kuczuk in Health and Physical Education/Science.