As of the 2016-17 school year, LDCSB students are able to specialize their areas of study even more now thanks to Ontario approving seven new Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs throughout four of our London and surrounding area schools.
Through the Student Success initiative, our secondary schools offer expanded programs to help meet students' individual learning styles and interests. SHSM programs allow students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from our secondary schools. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.
This addition brings our Board's total to 33 SHSM offered throughout our nine secondary schools making at least three SHSMs available at each.
Saint Andre Bessette will now offer Sports and Arts and Culture, Mother Teresa Secondary will now offer Non Profit and ICT, St. Mary's Secondary will now offer Sports and Regina Mundi College will now offer Environment and Transportation.