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SHSM- Special High Skills Major

Sir Robert Borden High School 

Specialist High Skills Major(SHSM)  

Look what Borden has to offer you! Exciting opportunities at your fingertips.


Health and Wellness Sector 

Nutrition and Human Performance

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Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services Sector 911 Specialist/Emergency Services 

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Construction Sector Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering 

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We are excited to be offering a new SHSM program at SRB. This SHSM will give students an opportunity to work with local business, create job prospects ranging from healthcare to fitness and health promotion, to child care and family services. Graduates of the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Health and Wellness possess the knowledge and skills to pursue any number of these opportunities. 

The 9-1-1 specialist SHSM allows students to explore career goals and experience specialized training, with a focus on law, police, firefighting, paramedicine, the military, private security, and correctional services.

There is some academic material, but also field trips, guest speakers, practical certifications, work tailored experience, and weekly fitness sessions.  

Our Architecture SHSM develops the necessary skills which allow students to enter post-secondary pathways in Architecture, Construction, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Industrial Design and Engineering with great confidence.  In class we focus on fundamentals, but also visit large construction projects, factory home construction, and post-secondary institutions. Students also gain 7 safety certifications.

Requirements:

A bundle of 9 credits in grade 11 and 12.

Four health and wellness major credits that provide sector-specific knowledge and skills.

Three other required credits one in English; one in mathematics; and one in science or social sciences and humanities

Two cooperative education credits that provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting, enabling students to refine, extend, apply, and practise sector-specific knowledge and skills.(Can be taken in the Summer between grade 10 and 11)


Lead Teacher: Ms Lillico

sandra.lillico@ocdsb.ca

Requirements:

A bundle of 8 courses in grade 11 and 12.

Four Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services major credits that provide sector-specific knowledge and skills.

Two other required credits one in English; one in mathematics Two cooperative education credits that provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting, enabling students to refine, extend, apply, and practise sector-specific knowledge and skills.(Can be taken in the Summer between grade 10 and 11)


Lead Teacher: Mr. Potter

blake.potter@ocdsb.ca

Requirements:

A bundle of 10 credits in grade 11 & 12.

Four Architecture and Technology Design credits that provide sector-specific knowledge and skills.

Four other required credits one in English; two in mathematics, one in science, business or art.

Two cooperative education credits that provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting, enabling students to refine, extend, apply, and practise sector-specific knowledge and skills.(Can be taken in the Summer between grade 11 and 12)


Lead Teacher: Mr. Shea

kevin.shea@ocdsb.ca



What is a SHSM?

A SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. These programs assist students in gaining career specific skills and knowledge to help them with the transition to postsecondary, workplace or training for future careers. 


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Students get to customize their high school experience, explore new ways of learning and get a 'leg up' to their post-secondary destination of choice (apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace). 


Learn how your child can take advantage of these vibrant and exciting programs by contacting the guidance department or the lead teacher for the SHSM offered at SRB.


How Does a SHSM Work? 

Students take a bundle of credits associated with their SHSM.  Including English, math, science/social science and a co-op placement.


What are the Benefits of a SHSM?

Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents.

Earn credits that postsecondary educational institutions and the sector recognize.

Gain sector-recognized certification and career-relevant training.

Identify, explore and refine career goals and make informed decisions about their future.

Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways, should their goals and plans change. 

Students At work in the SHSM’s Here at SRB - (Do you guys have a picture of your students at Work)

Health and Wellness Sector 

Nutrition and Human Performance 

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Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services Sector 

911 Specialist/Emergency Services


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Construction Sector 

Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering




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