What is involved?
The Specialist High Skills Major is a fabulous program that gives students a focus in their senior high school years that leads to all post-secondary destinations (apprenticeship, college, university, and work). A student must take 2 Grade 11 and 2 Grade 12 courses in a specialized area, and a co-operative education course. It also involves contextualized units in Math and English where the focus is in the specific sector.
Students will also have the opportunity to explore experiential learning and reach ahead activities such as field trips, competitions, etc. At the conclusion of the program, students will receive a special Red Seal diploma and transcript as evidence of their completion of a Specialist High Skills Major.
Check out http://www.haltonpathways.ca for more information.
Sectors for Specialist High Skills Majors
- Arts and Culture
- Health Care Sciences / Medical Technology
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Information & Communication Technology
- Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services
- Landscaping & Horticulture
- Social Justice
For more information, contact Mike Johnston at JohnstonM@hcdsb.org