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The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specialized program. At Mississauga Secondary School it allows grade 11 and 12  students to focus their learning in the Health and Wellness sector.

Students not only meet the requirements to graduate from secondary school but also take with them many unique experiences such as sector-recognized certifications and work experiences.


It is available to students in all skill levels and in all pathways. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.


Specialist High Skills Major students are involved in the following 4 components:1SHSM.gif

  1. Bundle of Credits (including co-op)
  2. Certification and Training
  3. Experiential Learning and Career Exploration
  4. Reach Ahead Opportunities

Upon completion of the program students earn an embossed red seal of distinction on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This seal is recognized by many employers and post-secondary institutions indicating that a student has participated in specialized, career focused programming.


See the Peel Board video at: https://youtu.be/sipmg11YVTU


Program information, and FAQs can be found online at: http://www.peelschools.org/parents/programs/shsm/Pages/default.aspx


Applications are made available in late October to apply for the following school year.


For more information, please see a school guidance counsellor.



Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) – Grade 10 students only
Applications are due by January 19, 2018. Please click on the link below for a copy of the application:

Grade 11 SHSM Application for 2018-19


SHSM Pathway Chart and Information
Please click on the link below for a copy of the pathway chart to see credit requirements:
SHSM Pathway Chart 2018-2019



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