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