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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)


Thank you for your interest in our SHSM programs.  At this time, we are no longer accepting applications from students outside of Hayden S.S. for the 2017/18 school year.  


Brief Overview:

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs help to engage students in their learning while 
allowing them to develop skills and have experiences that will enrich their high school experience during their grade 11 and 12 years.  

SHSM programs are available in all Halton high schools in a variety of sectors.  A full list of these 
programs can be found at the Halton Pathways website

Each program supports all student pathways (Apprenticeship, College, University, Workplace).

Hayden Secondary School offers two SHSM programs:
  • Social Justice
  • Sports
                                                    





Social Justice Application

Are you interested in exploring local, national, and global issues? Would you like to have a positive impact on your school and the local community? Would you you like to explore career opportunities in the field of Social Justice?  If you answered "Yes" to any, or all, of these questions, you could be an awesome candidate for the Social Justice SHSM program at Hayden!


Some of the Social Justice-related areas you could explore are:


1. Law/Policing

2. Native Studies

3. Politics

4. Sociology/Psychology





Sports Application

Do you LOVE Sports? Would you like to include sports in more areas of your learning? If you could have a career connected to Sports, would you? If you answered "YES" to any or all of these questions then, GAME ON! Hayden's SHSM in Sport could be for you!


We have proposed four key sport-related areas:


1. Performance: playing sport at a competitive level, coaching, refereeing, etc.;

2. Preparation & Treatment: athletic training & therapy, fitness, kinesiology, sport medicine, sport psychology, etc.;

3. Recreation & Support: recreation programs for adults & children, camps, leadership in sport, event coordinator, etc.;

4. Business & Media Entertainment in Sport: broadcasting of sport, management, marketing, finances, agents, etc.


Application Process:
  1. Please speak with a Guidance Counsellor at your school to discuss your interest in our program and how participation in our program impacts your high school and post-secondary plan.
  2. Please indicate your interest in our SHSM program by filling out an online form.  Please click here to access the form.  We will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment to discuss the expectations and requirements of the SHSM program.