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St. Francis Xavier Secondary School
"Striving for Excellence in Catholic Education; to give our students a Purpose and Hope for Life."
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  • St. Francis Xavier Secondary School
  • 50 Bristol Road West
  • Mississauga ON , L5R 3K3
  • Principal: Daniel Compagnon
  • Vice Principal(s): Christopher Vincent
    Jennifer Meier-Kingshott
    Caroline Mallozzi
    Dorota Jakubowska
  • Superintendents: Lucy Papaloni
  • Trustee: Thomas Thomas (Mississauga Ward 5)
    Stefano Pascucci (Mississauga Ward 4)
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Welcome to St. Francis Xavier S. S. SHSM! (Specialist High Skills Major) 

Click here:  SHSM Student Application Form 2021.pdf

What is Specialist High Skills Major?

  • A ministry funded program which invests in our students by enhancing their skills and experiences
  • All certifications and experiential learning trips are paid for by the ministry
  • The SHSM program provides rich experiences for our students
  • Adds exemplary lists of credentials to students' resumes
  • Sets students up to be successful in post-secondary education programs and future careers

Click here:   Co-op Student Application Form 2021.pdf                                 

**Co-op/Cooperative Education is a mandatory component of SHSM

 

*Gr. 10 Students: Please complete the SHSM application and submit it to your Guidance Counsellor, a.s.a.p.,so that you may be considered for SHSM in Gr.11 and Gr. 12!*

*Also, follow our Instagram page @SAT_shsm for updates!*

 

 

Grade 12 Baking Class proud to present: The White House Grade 12 Baking Class proud to present: The Polar Express 

The Grade 12 Baking class proud to present: The White House & Polar Express

 

SHSM is a ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning within a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists students' transition after graduation to all destination pathways of apprenticeship training, the workplace, college, or university.

The St. F. X. S. S. Co-op Department maintains a wide variety of rich Co-op placements with several valued community partners - Co-op via selecting Learning, Departments, Cooperative Education**

SHSM Programs offered at St. Francis Xavier S. S. 

 

Health and Wellness

Hospitality and Tourism

Transportation                                                                                                                    

                                                                          SHSM Programs offered at St. Francis Xavier 

Key Benefits for Pursuing SHSM

SHSM enables students to: 

  1. Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents 
  2. Develop specialized knowledge and skills that are applicable in future education programs and careers 
  3. Earn credits that are recognized by the sector and post-secondary education institutions 
  4. Gain sector-specific and career-relevant certifications and training 
  5. Develop Essential Skills and work habits that are valued by the sector
  6. Identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed decisions about their post-secondary destinations
  7. Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways should their goals and plans change

Certifications and Training

All SHSM students are required to complete:

Standard First Aid Training
CPR "C" (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
AED (Defibrillator)
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) 
SPCE (Sector Partner Contextualized Experience) - ICE (Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship)

 

Sector Specific Certifications:

 

Health and Wellness
Infection Control
Conflict Resolution
Leadership

Communication
Wrapping and Taping For Injuries

Hospitality and Tourism
Smart Serve
Service Excellence
Safe Food Handling
 

Transportation

Drive Clean

Health and Safety - Basic

Leadership Skills

Project Management

 

Forms, Pamphlets and Other Information  

 

Ripley's Aquarium and Christmas Market Promotional Trip

for SHSM and Co-op with Grade 10 students 

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SHSM Advisory Committee Meeting  

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Grade 8 Night   

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Trips: Reach Ahead & Experiential Learning

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Dragon's Den Event at Humber College with SHSM Hospitality and Tourism students

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McMaster University - Nursing (SHSM Health and Wellness)

Honda Plant (SHSM Transportation)

SPCE (Sector Partner Contextualized Experience) - ICE (Innovation Creativity Entrepreneurship) Certification

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