Specialist High Skills Major

The Peel District School Board is a school district that serves approximately 153,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students at more than 259 schools in the Region of Peel in Ontario, immediately to the west of Toronto. The board employs more than 15,000 full-time staff and is the largest employer in Peel Region.


A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.