The SHSMs that are available at St. Joseph’s are in the following sectors:

  • Arts and Culture – Musical Theatre – Lead Teachers: Mrs. Clarke & Mr. Karahalios
  • Health and Wellness – Healthcare – Lead Teacher: Mrs. Laframboise 
  • Hospitality and Tourism – Lead Teacher: Mr. Cherevaty
  • Agriculture - 



Key Benefits of a Specialist High Skills Major Pursuing an SHSM helps students to: 

  • Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents. 
  • Develop specialized knowledge and skills.
  • Earn credits that postsecondary educational institutions and the sector recognize. 
  • Gain sector-recognized certification and career-relevant training. 
  • Develop essential skills and work habits documented through the Ontario Skills Passport.
  • Identify, explore and refine career goals and make informed decisions about their future. 
  • Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways, should their goals and plans change.