Applewood Heights is offering a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in sports.
The Specialist High Skills Major is a specialized, ministry approved program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector (Sport) while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The SHSM programs assist students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.
Research indicates that over half of all Canadian children are involved in organized sports, and 57% of parents are involved in some way with sports, either as participants, spectators, coaches, referees, or members of sports organizations. Applewood selected their SHSM program to focus on the emerging sports sector. These statistics illustrated to us here at Applewood that our adolescent population are prime candidates to explore “Sport” as a future source of employment.
Applewood has established partnerships with Ontario universities and colleges, and businesses within the Mississauga community to support our students’ future post secondary and employment choices. Students within the Sports SHSM program at Applewood will be engaged in a two year active learning opportunity enriched with experiences inside and outside of this campus.
We feel that the SHSM in Sports Program is a great fit for the Applewood student body as over 60% of the student population participates in physical education classes annually. As well, Applewood’s tremendous success in interschool and provincial athletic competitions compliments the program’s focus on sport.
Please have a look at the SHSM flyer to examine the components of this exciting learning opportunity in greater detail.
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