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What Is An S.H.S.M.?

Specialist High Skills Major Putting it all together


The enables you to customize your high school experience to suit your interests and talents as you move toward a chosen career path.


Students in a Specialist High Skills Major have opportunities to: •

customize your education to suit your interests and talents

explore, identify, and refine career goals

document experience and learning in order to provide evidence of achievement for prospective employers

make informed decisions regarding post secondary destinations

reach ahead to have experiences in postsecondary destinations such as dual credits for college and/or university courses and/or Level 1 in-school Apprenticeship training

access resources, equipment, and expertise that may not be available in your secondary school


COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM

1.

Bundle of 8 Grade 11 and 12 credits that include: ·

4 major credits in the Chosen arts Discipline including: Drama Music Performing Arts Media Design\Graphic Media Design\ Architecture and Interior Design

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2. 3. 4. 5.

1 grade 12 English credit 2 Cooperative Education credits 1 other credit in Business or Canadian Studies Business sector recognized certifications & training courses Experiential learning activities in Arts “Reach Ahead” experiences in the student’s selected postsecondary pathway Essential skills and work habit development related to Arts Careers

Arts and Culture Career Information Performing arts: http://www.khake.com/page48.html

Visual Arts: http://www.khake.com/page42.html


Business and Computers

Courses that teach the skills required for a successful career in ANY industry!

Business Studies SHSM West Ferris Secondary School


Program Components • 4 Credits in Business & Computers • 1 grade 12 English • 2 math credits – Depending on your pathway • 2 Coop credits West Ferris Secondary School


Focus Courses Grade 11 Accounting

Law

Entrepreneurship

Marketing

Computer Science

West Ferris Secondary School


Focus Courses Grade 12 Accounting

Law

Economics

Computer Science International Business Sports Marketing and Event Management West Ferris Secondary School


Program Components • Certification and Training • Experiential Learning • Reach ahead experiences • Essential Skills development

West Ferris Secondary School


COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM 1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

Bundle of 10 Grade 11 and 12 credits that include: · 4 major credits in the Chosen Discipline · 1 grade 12 English credit 1 grade 11 or 12 Business Credit 2 Math credits (grade 11 and 12) · 2 Cooperative Education credit Construction sector recognized certifications & training courses Experiential learning activities in Construction “Reach Ahead” experiences in the student’s selected postsecondary pathway Essential skills and work habit development related to Construction Careers

Construction Career Information http://www1.cfnc.org/ExternalScripts//Career_Center/alpha_list.asp?p=35


Visual Arts: http://www.khake.com/page42.html

Performing Arts: http://www.khake.com/page48.html

Business: http://www.studyincanada.com/english/careers/catelist.asp? Category=4&Preference=distance

Construction: http://www1.cfnc.org/ExternalScripts//Career_Center/alpha_list.asp?p=35


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