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Specialist High Skills Major

Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Notre Dame offers SHSM in two areas: Construction and Health & Wellness.
 
Follow this link for more information on SHSM from the Ministry of Education: Specialist High Skills Majors
Construction

Notre Dame offers a two credit House Building course to Grade 11 and Grade 12 students as the foundation of the Construction SHSM. Students learn about house construction, from plans to framing to roofing to finishing touches while also earning industry-recognized certifications. Follow this link for all the Ministry of Education requirements to graduate with a SHSM Red Seal Diploma in Construction: SHSM Construction Guide
Health and Wellness

Notre Dame offers a variety of courses that can be used as part of the Health & Wellness SHSM. One of the most popular foundational courses is Grade 11 Health Care in which students are introduced to Health Care skills, protocol, and certifications. Follow this link for all the Ministry of Education requirement to graduate with a SHSM Red Seal Diploma in Health & Wellness:SHSM Health and Wellness Guide