SHSM Environment

The Specialist High Skills Major diploma in the Environment sector is a high school diploma that includes specialized courses, training and experiences that are sector specific.  Students who take part in this diploma will graduate with a transcript that includes a list of the completed certifications and experiences, as well as a diploma that has a red seal.

If you choose to participate in the SHSM as part of BCP, the majority of SHSM requirements will be met during your BCP semester.  Remaining components can be completed at the home school.

  • 3 to 4 major credits (depending upon course choice)
  • Introduction to Canoeing (Spring semester)
  • Leadership Training
  • Leave no Trace Camping
  • GPS Training
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Organic Farm Field Trip (Reach Ahead Experience)
  • Guest Speakers (Experiential Learning/ Career Exploration)

Remaining components will be completed when you return to your home school:

  1. A 2-credit co-op (related to the Environment field) including the Ontario Skills Passport & WHMIS Awareness Training
  2. “Contextualized Learning Activities” in Math & English credits
  3. If NBE3U is taken at BCP, an additional credit from the approved list (see below) or an additional co-operative education credit.

Grade 11 Courses:

CGD3M, CGF3M, CGG3O, GPP3O, HRF3O, HRT3M, NBV3C, NBV3E, PPL3O

Grade 12 Courses:

CGD4M, CGO4M, CGU4C, CGU4U, CGW4U, NDW4M, PLF4C, PPL4O

Credit Options:

Bronte Creek Project:

CGR4M – Grade 12 Environment & Resource Management (university/college level)

PAD30/PAD40 – Grade 11 or 12 Outdoor Education (open level)

EPS30/NBE3U – Grade 11 English Presentation Skills (open level) or Grade 11 Compulsory English (university level)

IDP4U – Grade 12 Interdisiplinary Studies (university level)

S.H.S.M. Diploma:

CGR4M – for college or university pathway,   CGR4E – for workplace pathway

PAD3O/PAD4O – for all pathways

EPS3O – for all pathways

IDP4U – for university or college pathway

IDP3O – for college or workplace pathway

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Funding provided by the Halton District School Board, the Halton Learning Foundation and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Halton District School Board Gary Allan High School

The Bronte Creek Project is a Gary Allan High School program in the Halton District School Board.