Combine your passion with your talent to earn up to four-course credits in Independent Directed Studies!
You can work with the IDS teacher to build your course, based on training that you wish to take locally, and at least one learning outcome from a Ministry-approved course. Example: create an outdoor education focus by combining other courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Swift Water Rescue, and C. O. R. E. hunter training to focus on the Outdoor Living 12 learning standard of demonstrating responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others.
Or you can pursue your learning (by working with your online teacher/mentor) to develop a project that meets at least one learning outcome from a senior Ministry-approved course. Examples: write and direct your play, design and conduct your science experiments, design and build a useful invention, or even create a documentary.
Your project topic, subject to teacher approval, must meet the required 120 hours to fulfill the requirements of the course. Students may begin an IDS course at any point in the year.
Note: Independent Directed Studies 10, 11, 12 do not apply toward Adult Dogwood Graduation Credits