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Specialist High Skills Major Program

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What is SHSM?
Specialist High Skills Major let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests.

Welcome Message
Laura Secord is proud to support students with an excellent opportunity to advance their knowledge by offering a Specialist High Skills Major Program in Arts & Culture. This program lets students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interest in the Arts and Culture. Here at Laura Secord, we provide over eight grade 11 and 12 credits including four that major in Arts and Culture, allowing students to receive knowledge and skills specific to the Arts and Culture sector and 2 cooperative education credits that provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting, enabling students to refine, extend, apply and practice in the Arts and Culture specific skills and knowledge they acquired in the classroom.

Courses
Six Certifications recognized and valued by the Arts and Culture sector. These may include; First Aid, CPR, Lighting and Sound Equipment Maintenance, Training in an Art Form or Technique, ect.

Activities
Planned learning activities that take place outside the traditional classroom setting. Providing students with the opportunity to explore, observe, participate in, and reflect on a variety of Arts and Culture specific experiences and careers. "Reach Ahead" experiences, which are learning activities connected with the student's postsecondary goals in the Arts and Culture sector. Development of Essential Skills and Work Habits that make it possible to learn technical and other Arts and Culture sector specific skills.

Who they're for
Students who are heading for university, college, apprenticeship or the workplace.

How they help
By Making courses more relevant to students, they get a better understanding of a subject because they learn it in real work environment. Students learn on the job with employers, as well as in school. The sector-specific certifications and training they receive are valued by the Arts and Culture sector and help ensure that students are better prepared for their postsecondary goals. At graduation, students receive a specially designated diploma and an SHSM record outlining all of their achievements within the SHSM-Arts and Culture.

How to get started?
To find out more about the Specialist High Skills Majors that are offered at Laura Secord, talk to Guidance, Co-op, or Tech teacher.
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