A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Assumption’s three SHSM programs are: Digital Media, Not For Profit and Fitness. These programs assist students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. It enables students to gain specific skills and knowledge which are relevant to the career that they are interested in pursuing, while helping them focus on graduation and their post-secondary goals.

These programs let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests. Each Specialist High Skills Major is a bundle of 8 to 12 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 in school, earning valuable industry certification and training related to their chosen sector.


For more information visit the School to Career Website or contact Student Services.