4 credits

Independent Directed Studies courses enable students to initiate their own learning and receive credits toward graduations. These courses intend to:

  • expand course options for students
  • allow students to pursue curriculum in greater depth and further develop their passion
  • provide students with the opportunity to pursue further studies of interest. 

An IDS course is an extension of one or more learning outcomes already identified in an existing Grade 10, 11 or 12 course (available for either MInistry Authorized or Board Authorized courses). The course must be rigorous, well thought-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. An IDS course is taken as an additional credit outside of the student's regular timetable. Following the submission of applications, successful applicants will work with their IDS teacher to identify and develop the IDS course learning outcomes. 

How many credits are assigned?

An IDS course can be one, two, three or four credits depending upn the number of learning outcomes, depth of the proposal and the number of hours allocated for completion.