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Specialist High Skills Major:  Sports

(R.I.S.E. - Reaching Individuals through Sports in Education)


The Specialist High Skills Major program is a Ministry approved program that offers students the opportunity to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


The SHSM helps prepare students to make the transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.


Students attending David Suzuki who would like to be part of this program will apply during the course selection period of their grade 10 year. Application forms will be available through the school's Health and Physical Education Department.


To learn more, please download the R.I.S.E​. brochure.


We look forward to teaching  your son/daughter how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle both now and in the future, by delivering a varied program that is fun, safe and interactive.​






Explore High Skill​s (EHS) is a Peel District School Board pathway program that allows secondary schools with Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs to offer a unique program choice for grade 9 and 10 students.


​Starting in September 2019, David Suzuki is excited to offer incoming grade 9 students as well as our grade 10 students an opportunity to explore high skills in Sports. Students will have the opportunity to participate in unique learning experiences as part of their grade 9 and 10 program at high school. Students can focus on an area of interest as they build self-confidence, learn essential skills, and develop a sense of belonging in school and in the community.​


Please click on the link above to find out more about Peel's Explore High Skills program and important application deadlines.

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