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Arts & Culture

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Arts and Culture gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Arts and Culture sector while still in high school. The SHSM Program has a number of required components, designed to give students a “leg-up” to pursue post-secondary opportunities in each of the identified sectors, valuing apprenticeship, college, community, university and work.

The Arts and Culture sector offers students opportunities to get inspired and use their unique skills and abilities in careers in visual arts, drama and performance, technical theatre, dance, media and many other creative areas.


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Performing Arts


Matt Baxter

Burlington Central High School Burlington Download PDF

Creative Performing Arts and Technology


 Marsha King

Marisa Cavataio

Duncan Warrener 

Nelson High School Burlington Download PDF

Music & Theatre Arts Program

Lee Banks

M.M. Robinson High School Burlington  

Visual Arts, Drama, Hairstyling 


Sheri Snook 

Shannon O’Brien 

Melanie Penner

Craig Kielburger Secondary School Milton  Download PDF

Creative Arts and Technology


Brian Vincent 

Fraser Houston 

Sylvia Goncalves 

Amy Abbott

T.A. Blakelock High School Oakville Download PDF

Visual Arts and Design Program 


Tiffany Olmsted 

Tim Butler

Iroqouis Ridge Oakville  Download PDF

Music, Visual Arts and Drama


Carmen Gassi 

Leah Bice 

Heather Wilford

White Oaks Secondary School Oakville Download PDF

Arts and Culture

 Mark Galante

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School Oakville Download PDF
Musical Theatre and Performing Arts

 Sue File

Christ the King Catholic Secondary School Georgetown Download PDF