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Specialty Programs

Individual Pathway Plan (IPP)

To assist students with planning educational and career paths, each student will be assigned a guidance counsellor. A tool for this planning will be the student's personal Individual Pathway Plan completed each year with the help of the counsellor, classroom teachers and parent(s)/guardian(s).

The Special Education Advisory Committee (S.E.A.C.)

S.E.A.C. is an advisory committee that represents the community and organizations of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk Counties. This committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on programs and services that are needed for students. For more information on the SEAC, the Board’s special education parents’ guide and special education policies and programs, please contact the school.

Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM)

The SHSM program provides students with essential skills and work experience. In grades 11 & 12 students focus their learning on components of an economic sector while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. SHSM lets students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests. Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma when they:

  • Complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student’s select field
  • Earn valuable industry certification including first aid and CPR qualifications
  • Gain important skills on the job with employers

SHSM is designed for grade 11 and 12 students who are:

  • Heading for apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace
  • Wanting to identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed choices about their next steps after high school

SHSM currently offered at ACS:

  • Arts and Culture (Visual Arts, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dance and Drama)
  • Business (Business Focus, Social justice Focus)
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellness (Health Care, and Child & Family Services)
  • Sports
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Computer Technology