(905) 684-6349 101 Glen Morris Drive, St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 2N1

Gr. 10/11 students who would like to pursue a Red Seal SHSM diploma at SWC, please complete the registration form below to indicate your interest in one of the SHSM programs. 

Guidance and Lead Teachers will review your Grad Summary and course selections and we will work with you to make your SHSM plan!

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Please connect with lead teachers if you have questions:

                                                           SWC SCHOOL-BASED SHSM PROGRAMS
Arts & Culture: Mr. Baker, Chris.Baker@dsbn.org

Business: Mr. Bruschke,  Lars.Bruschke@dsbn.org 

Information Communication Technology: Ms.Capes Krista.Capes@dsbn.org 

Justice: Ms. Corcoran, Kristen.Corcoran@dsbn.org

Manufacturing & Engineering Mr. Busca: Robert.Busca@dsbn.org

Non-Profit Education (French or English):  Mme. Visocchi, Amanda.Visocchi@dsbn.org

Sports: Ms. Edwards, Jaymi.Edwards@dsbn.org

                                                             DSBN REGIONAL SHSM PROGRAMS

ConstructionMr. Bruschke, Lars.Bruschke@dsbn.org 

Horticulture & Landscaping, "Dig It": Mr. Bruschke, Lars.Bruschke@dsbn.org 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a SHSM?
SHSM stands for Specialist High Skills Major which is an Ontario Ministry of Education sponsored program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector.

What does a SHSM do?

A SHSM enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing their postsecondary goals.

What do I need to do to participate in a SHSM?

There are specific requirements to enroll, successfully participate in and graduate from a SHSM program.

Students need to attain a minimum of four credits at the grade eleven and/or twelve within their area of specialization.  This is referred to as a credit "bundle". In addition to their bundle, students will gain six Certifications provided by the school, and will complete a co-op component alongside the regular requirements for the OSSD.

Specific details regarding Course Requirements and available Certifications can be found at each of our sector specific sites below:

Current Pathways/Courses Charts can be found in the SHSM hallway (upstairs, by the upper caf) and in Guidance. They are also posted below!