Customize your education with SHSM
Through the Ministry of Education's "Student Success" Initiative, Ontario secondary schools offer expanded programs to help meet students' individual learning styles and interests. Programs like SHSM allow students to customize their high school experience through a variety of enhanced learning options. SHSM helps meet the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.
(Photo left: Holy Cross SHSM Information and Communications Technology graduates proudly display their special Red Seal diplomas.)
What is SHSM?
Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). At their graduation, students receive a special embossed SHSM Red Seal on their diploma upon completion of SHSM requirements:
(Photo right: A sample SHSM Red Seal diploma.)
Who is SHSM for?
Grade 11 and 12 students who:
Benefits of SHSM!
Students have the opportunity to:
Five SHSM components
Holy Cross SHSM Technological Education program information
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Information and Communications Technology SHSM program
Additional SHSM information