SHSM Student Planner

Pathway Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Grade 11 12 11 12 11 12 11 12
Business BDP3O
BDI3C
BTA3O
BAF3M
BMI3C
BDV4C
BOH4M
BTX4C
BAT4M
BBB4M
BDP3O
BDI3C
BTA3O
BAF3M
BMI3C
BDV4C
BOH4M
BTX4C
BAT4M
BBB4M
BDI3C
BTA3O
BAF3M
BMI3C
BDV4C
BOH4M
BTX4C
BAT4M
BBB4M
BDP3O
BDI3C
BTA3O
BAF3M
BMI3C
BDV4C
BOH4M
BTX4C
BAT4M
BBB4M
Tech.  CLU3M
TGJ3M
CLN4U
CIA4U
TGJ4M
CLU3M
TGJ3M
CLN4U
CIA4U
TGJ4M
CLU3M
TGJ3M
CLN4U
CIA4U
TGJ4M
CLU3M
TGJ3M
CLN4U
CIA4U
TGJ4M
English  ENG3E*
ENG3C*
ENG3U*
ENG4E
ENG4C
ENG4U
OLC4O
ENG3C*
ENG3U*
 ENG4E
ENG4C
ENG4U
OLC4O
ENG3U1* ENG4U
OLC4O
ENG3E
ENG3C
ENG3U
ENG4E
ENG4C
ENG4U
OLC4O
Math  MEL3E
MBF3C
MCF3M
MCR3U
MEL4E
MAP4C
MDM4U
MHF4U
MCV4U
MEL3E
MBF3C
MCF3M
MCR3U
MEL4E
MAP4C
MDM4U
MHF4U
MCV4U
MBF3C
MCF3M
MCR3U
MAP4C
MDM4U
MHF4U
MCV4U
MEL3E
MBF3C
MCF3M
MCR3U
MEL4E
MAP4C
MDM4U
MHF4U
MCV4U
Co-op  2 Credits  2 Credits  2 Credits  2 Credits
Total  9 Credits  9 Credits  9 Credits  9 Credits

Specialist High Skills Major - Business and Entrepreneurship

Scarlett Heights is a specialized school with a unique Business focus featuring an enhanced core curriculum designed to develop the entrepreneurial characteristics of innovation, leadership, and social-responsibility in our students to prepare them for college, university, and the new realities of a global economy.

Scarlett Heights is a leader in the Specialist High School Major (SHSM) program in Ontario. The SHSM is an asset in any college or university program admission and it opens doors to careers in all fields of work. Upon graduation, students receive a SHSM Certificate, a seal on their diploma, and a specialist designation on their transcript.

Every SHSM must include the following five components, which are outlined in detail in ministry-approved frameworks developed for each area of specialization:

1.  A package of 6-12 required credits (the majority earned in Grade 11 and 12 courses) that constitute a pathway to one of four possible destinations: apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.

The package must include:

  • Four credits - called the "major" credits - for courses that provide knowledge and skills closely related to the particular sector of specialization, which are specified in each of the frameworks;
  • Three or four additional credits for courses in English and other relevant disciplines (e.g., science, mathematics, or business studies), as specified in each of the frameworks, which include units of study that are customized to the particular sector.  Some credits (e.g., English) may be used to meet compulsory credit requirements for the OSSD;
  • Two cooperative education credits, which may be used to meet two of the 18 compulsory credit requirements for the OSSD;
  • One-half credit for the Grade 10 Career Studies course (which also meets a compulsory half-credit requirement for the OSSD).

2.  Compulsory certifications, which are identified in each SHSM framework.

3.  Experiential learning through job shadowing, work experience, and a minimum of 2 credits earned through cooperative education.

4.  Use of the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) to document demonstration of essential skills and work habits.

5.  "Reach ahead" opportunities, which allow students to experience learning in their intended post-secondary destination and which can range from a day of attendance at a college, a university, a workplace experience or to the completion of a dual credit.