Specialist High Skills Majors


What is SHSM?

Specialized High Skills Major Programs (SHSM) are sector specific programs for grade 11 and 12 students.  These programs allow students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  Students that complete all of the SHSM components graduate with a Red Seal Diploma. SHSM programs are for all students, supporting those pursuing workplace, college, apprenticeship and university pathways.  

Why take SHSM?

SHSM programs benefit students by:

Components of SHSM Programs

SHSM Programs at GDHS

Construction & Architecture

Hospitality & Entertainment

Justice, Community Safety, & Emergency Services

Manufacturing, Engineering, & Robotics (Welding)

Other SHSM Programs in HDSB

Become a SHSM Community Partner

We are always seeking partners from the community to help support our students in SHSM. 

A Guide for Parents