Specialist High Skills Major

What is SHSM?

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. Each Specialist High Skills Major is a bundle of 8 to 10 courses within a selected field/sector completed in grades 11 and 12. Students choosing a SHSM program learn on the job with employers as well as in school, earning valuable industry certification and training related to their chosen sector.


What courses are offered here at Aldershot?

We offer two Specialist High Skills Major programs:

  • The Royal Botanical Gardens ECO Studies program

  • The Health and Wellness: Focus on Fitness - CANFIT Program

      • Contact Teacher Ms. Greenslade - greensladec@hdsb.ca


ECO Studies Student referral form

CANFIT referral form