Acton's Agricultural Specialist High Skills Major Program
Mr. Shawn Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interviews/Spots available for the AGRICULTURAL SHSM
If you're interested in our AGRICULTURE SHSM program. Contact your Guidance office, show an interest in your myBlueprint account (under the High School section) or contact Mr. Brown!
We are now a 4H Club! Students will have many opportunities presented to them through the international reach of 4H.
This program will utilize experiential opportunities, including co-op placements, to promote student learning in animal science, crop science, wellness & healthy living, farming practices and participation in the local agricultural community. The program focus will include career exploration in the following areas of study: Farming, veterinary technology, animal science, plant science, food, equine studies and the environment.
The Credits Students must take 4 focus courses from the table below:
Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Food & World, Food & Nutritional Science, Environment & Resource Mg't
Technology, Construction, Transportation,
These courses can be at the University (U), University/College (M), College (C) or Workplace (E) Level.
In addition to the 4 focus courses, they must also take:
1 Grade 11 English (ENG 3C/3U/3E or NBE 3C/3U/3E)
1 Grade 11 Math (MEL 3E or MBF 3C or MCF 3M or MCR 3U)
1 Supporting credit (SBI 3C, SBI 3U, SCH 3U, SCH 4C, BMI 3C1, BMX 3E, BAF 3M, SVN 3E, or 1 credit in a Co-op related to Agriculture)*
2 Co-operative Education credits (Placements should be completed with a company/opportunity close to student's home in order to get there on a daily basis)
Coop Placement hosts :
McCarthur's Farms - Cash crop farm
Fallbrook Farm - horse trail ride centre
Blooms Away - florist
Whole Circle Farm - biodynamic organic farm
SEMEX - livestock genetics company
Strongs - horse training facility
Ideal Training Centre - horse training facility
Premiere Equipment - John Deere Dealership
Bilt Canada - construction company
Northfield Stables - horse boarding facility
Minshalls - Horse breeding facility
Milton Equine Hospital - referal hospital for horses
Greenhawk - tack store
Transportation to ACTON High School
If you live in North Halton (Milton or Halton Hills) you can request to have a SHSM bus bring you to Acton for one semester or all two years of the program. Also, if you live in Oakville/Burlington, you can request a bus seat on a bus departing Milton DHS/Craig KieburgerSS--but you will need to find your own transportation to Milton DHS/Craig KieburgerSS.
Please review the HDSB's Transportation Policy here.
Who would take this SHSM
ANYONE! We've learned that if you want a job, there is one waiting for you in the Agriculture industry.
Check out: http://careereducationcouncil.ca/news---events/careers-in-agriculture
Almost everything mentioned above is at no cost (with minor exceptions) to the students.
Link to Halton Pathways Agriculture site.