Specialist High Skills Majors at Leacock

What are Specialized High Skills Majors (SHSM)?

Through the Student Success initiative, Ontario secondary schools are offering expanded programs to help meet students’ individual learning styles and interests. These programs allow students to customize their high school experience through a variety of new and enhanced learning options. These options include Dual Credits, Specialist High Skills Majors and Cooperative Education. These programs help to meet the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.

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). Students receive the SHSM’s seal on their diploma when they

  • complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student’s selected field
  • earn valuable industry certifications including first aid and CPR qualifications
  • gain important skills on the job with employers
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What SHSM programs do we offer?

Stephen Leacock Collegiate currently offers two exciting SHSM programs, Hospitality & Tourism and ICT (Information/Communication Technology). Our new ICT SHSM program starts this fall and features Robotics and Digital Media/TV taught in our one-of-a-kind TV studio.

How do I Get Started in a Leacock Specialist High Skills Major Program?
 

When you are in Grade 9 and 10:

Visit your guidance office for more information about the Hospitality and Tourism Specialist High Skills Major Program and attend information sessions at the school
In February of grade 10: Identify yourself in the My Blueprint Course Planner as a SHSM student
Meet with a guidance counselor in February or March to ensure that your grade 11 course selections meet the SHSM requirements
Meet with a Cooperative Education Teacher to discuss placement opportunities

Scroll down for more information and how to apply.

Hospitality & Tourism

SHSM – Hospitality & Tourism ICT: Program Requirements:

SHSM – Hospitality & Tourism ICT : Course Options 

Credits

College Pathway

University Pathway

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 11

Grade 12

Hospitality & Tourism
Major

Mandatory:
CGG3O

Travel and Tourism


CGR4M

Environment and Res. Mgmt.

Mandatory:
CGG3O
Travel and Tourism

CGR4M
Environment and Res. Mgmt.
CGW4U
Canadian & World Issues

and:
HPW3C

One of:
PPL4O

One of:
SBI3U or SCH3U

and:
HFA4U

Science or Business Studies

One of:
SBI3C, BAF3M, BMI3C, BDI3C  PPL3O
BAT4M, BOH4M, BBB4M, SCH4C

One of:
SPH3U, SBI4U, SES4U or SCH4U

Mathematics and English
(must choose one of each)

MBF3C,MBF3M or MEL3E
ENG3E or ENG3C

ENG4C or ENG4E

ENG3U, MCR3U

ENG4U, MCV4U, MDM4U
or MHF4U

Cooperative Education

Mandatory:
2  Credit Co-Op

Mandatory:
2  Credit Co-Op

Note: CLA (Contextualized Learning Activity) is a 6-hour module completed within the indicated course.

b) Six ICT Industry Recognized Certifications:

  • 3 Mandatory Certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS, CPR Level A
  • 3 Optional Certifications: Smart Serve, Tour Guide & TBA .

c) One Reach-Ahead experience that may include:

  • Interviewing an employee or university/college student in the Hospitality & Tourism field
  • Attending a university/college class or conference in the Hospitality & Tourism field

d) One Experiential Learning & Career Exploration:

Including career exploration, work experience or job shadowing.

e) Develop an understanding of Essential Skills/Work Habits by:

Using the Ontario Skills Passport: skills.edu.gov.on.ca 

SHSM – ICT: Benefits

Upon successful completion of the SHSM: ICT, students will earn a Specialized Ontario Secondary School Diploma, an enhanced transcript, at least four recognized certifications, a great item for your resume, potential employer contacts and specialized knowledge and experience in your field of interest

Robotics

SHSM – Robotics ICT: Program Requirements:

SHSM – Robotics ICT: Course Options 

Credits

College Pathway

University Pathway

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 11

Grade 12

Information and Communications Technology Major

Mandatory:
IDC3O

Robotics


SPH4U

Physics

Mandatory:
IDC3O
Robotics


SPH4U
Physics

One of:
ICS3C, TEJ3M

One of:
ICS4C, TEJ4M

One of:
SPH3U, TEJ3M

One of:
SPH4U, ICS4U, SES4U,TEJ4M

Science or Business Studies

One of:
SCH4C, SPH3U, BDP3O or BOH4M

One of:
SCH4C, SPH3U, BDP3O or BOH4M

Mathematics and English

Mandatory: MBF3C

Mandatory: ENG4C

Mandatory: MCR3U

Mandatory: ENG4U

Cooperative Education

Mandatory:
2  Credit Co-Op

Mandatory:
2  Credit Co-Op

Note: CLA (Contextualized Learning Activity) is a 6-hour module completed within the indicated course.

b) Six ICT Industry Recognized Certifications:

  • 3 Mandatory Certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS, CPR Level A
  • 3 Optional Certifications: ????.

c) One Reach-Ahead experience that may include:

  • Interviewing an employee or university/college student in the Robotics field
  • Attending a university/college class or conference in the Robotics or Computer Engineering field

d) One Experiential Learning & Career Exploration:

Including career exploration, work experience or job shadowing.

e) Develop an understanding of Essential Skills/Work Habits by:

Using the Ontario Skills Passport: skills.edu.gov.on.ca 

SHSM – ICT: Benefits

Upon successful completion of the SHSM: ICT, students will earn a Specialized Ontario Secondary School Diploma, an enhanced transcript, at least four recognized certifications, a great item for your resume, potential employer contacts and specialized knowledge and experience in your field of interest