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Rick Hansen Secondary School offers Two Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs:

1) Hospitality and Tourism

2) Manufacturing

 

 

Students enrolled in a SHSM program must complete a required number of credits. At RHSS, students must successfully complete 9 credits offered within the SHSM program area.

 

 

Hospitality and Tourism Credit Options

Courses can be completed in: Apprenticeship, College, University, and Workplace.

During your last two years of high school, you are to select the appropriate number of credits from each category to satisfy the SHSM program credit requirement.

MAJOR CREDITS (4)

4 total from a combination of grade 11 and grade 12 courses

*one credit must be from grade 11 and one credit must be from grade 12*

Grade 11

TFJ 3E, TFB 3E, TFJ 3C, SBI 3C, SBI 3U, SVN 3M, SCH 3U,

Grade 12

TFJ 4E, TFB 4E, TFJ 4C, CGW 4U, HSB 4U, SBI 4U, SCH 4U, SCH 4C

ENGLISH (1)

Can be completed in grade 11 or 12

Grade 11

ENG 3E, ENG 3C, ENG 3U

Grade 12

ENG 4E, ENG 4C, ENG 4U

MATH (1)

Can be completed in grade 11 or 12

Grade 11

MEL 3E, MBF 3C, MCF 3M, MCR 3U

Grade 12

MEL 4E, MAP 4C, MDM 4U, MHF 4U

BUSINESS/OTHER CREDITS (1)

Can be completed in grade 11 or 12

Grade 11

Business Courses: BTA 3O, BDI 3C, BMI 3C, BAF 3M

Science Courses: SVN 3M, SBI 3C, SBI 3U, SCH 3U

GRADE 12

Business Courses : BBB 4M, BOH 4M

CO-OP (2)

Can be completed in grade 11, 12, or summer school

COP 2X

COP 3X

COP 4X

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing Credit Options

Courses can be completed in: Apprenticeship, College, University, and Workplace.

During your last two years of high school, you are to select the appropriate number of credits from each category to satisfy the SHSM program credit requirement.

MAJOR CREDITS (4)

4 total from a combination of grade 11 and grade 12 courses

*one credit must be from grade 11 and one credit must be from grade 12*

Grade 11

TMR 3M, TMJ 3E, TMM 3M, TDJ 3M, TWJ 3E, TEJ 3E, TEJ 3M, ICS 3U,

Grade 12

TMR 4M, TMJ 4E, TMM 4M, TDJ 4M, TWJ 4E, TEJ 4M, ICS 4USPH 4U

ENGLISH (1)

Can be completed in grade 11 or 12

Grade 11

ENG 3E, ENG 3C, ENG 3U

Grade 12

ENG 4E, ENG 4C

MATH (1)

Can be completed in grade 11 or 12

Grade 11

MBF 3C, MCF 3M, MCR 3U

Grade 12

MEL 4E, MAP 4C, MCT 4C

SCIENCE (1)

Can be completed in grade 11 or 12

Grade 11

SPH 3U

GRADE 12

SPH 4C

CO-OP (2)

Can be completed in grade 11, 12, or summer school

COP 2X

COP 3X

COP 4X

 

 

 

 

What is a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?

An SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows grade 11 and 12​ students to focus their learning on a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from ​secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

 

 

Key benefits of a SHSM

Pursuing an SHSM enables students to:

  • customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents
    develop specialized knowledge and skills
  • earn credits that postsecondary educational institutions and the sector recognize
  • gain sector-recognized certification and career-relevant training
  • develop essential skills and work habits documented through the Ontario Skills Passport
  • 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

How is an SHSM recognized?
Students who successfully complete an SHSM receive:

  • an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an embossed red seal
  • an SHSM record documenting his/her achievement
  • formal recognition on his/her Ontario Student Transcript

 

​More detailed information about SHSMs and how they work can be found at www.ontario.ca/studentsuccess.​

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