Independent Directed Studies 10, 11, or 12 (O)

A few key points about IDS:

  • An IDS course is an extension of one or more learning outcomes in an existing Grade 10, 11 or 12 course (available for either Ministry Authorized or Board Authorized courses).
  • The course must be rigorous, well though-out and developed through a consultative process involving the student and the teacher.
  • The standards for IDS courses are designed to maintain a high level of quality in the work undertaken.
  • You can earn 1 to 4 credits for an IDS (4 credits = 1 full course). Approximate commitments are 60hrs for a 2-credit IDS and 100-120hrs for a 4-credit IDS

The basic outline for Independent Directed Studies:

Proposal, course structure and timeline                                                       10%

Logs/Reflection Journal/Conferences                                                           40%

Showcase Presentation/Final Project/Evidence of Structured Activities        40%

Evaluations (teacher, peer, self, specialist)                                                   10%

Independent Directed Studies 10, 11, or 12 (Moodle portal)

Counts as a grade 10, 11 or 12 grad elective