December 8, 2015

Jump start your future with Explore High Skills, a specialized program for grade 9, 10 students

​Explore High Skills (EHS) is a Peel District School Board pathway program that allows secondary schools with Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs to offer a unique specialized program choice for grade 9 and 10 students. The program will open with grade 9 only during the 2016-17 school year. Starting September 2016, grade 9 students will have the opportunity to participate in one of the EHS programs at any of the following schools:

Explo​re High Ski​lls Programs 2015-16Secondary school
Arts and Culture

Cawthra Park

Heart Lake


Harold M. Brathwaite


North Park

Sandalwood Heights

TL Kennedy

Construction and EngineeringMeadowvale
Health and WellnessMississauga
Hospitality and Tourism

Rick Hansen

Turner Fenton

Information and Communications Technology


Heart Lake

TL Kennedy

Justice, Community Safety and Emergency ServicesHarold M. Brathwaite 
ManufacturingRick Hansen


EHS is a specialized program with unique learning experiences designed to engage grade 9 students as they transition to high school. Students can focus their learning on an area of interest as they build self-confidence and learn essential skills. Through experiential learning and certification programs, students develop a sense of belonging in their school community.

There are no program fees and no application fees associated with EHS programs. Busing will not be provided. This sector-based program is available to grade 9 students at all skill levels and in all pathways.

Grade 8 students/families can apply online or get additional information at​. The application is open from Jan. 4 to 22, 2016.

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