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SelfDesigning Course Options

Ready-to-go

IDesign

Independent Study

Personal Project

Curricular Focus

Broad / Structured

Broad

In-Depth

Personalized

Course Options

Available in our drop down menu on the website YR10, YR11, YR12

Select from a list provided of 10/11/12 elective courses

Independent Study in any 10/11/12 course

Personal Project 10/11/12

Course Credits

4 credits

4 Credits

2 or 4 Credits

4 Credits

High School Completion Path

Dogwood

Evergreen

Adult Dogwood*

Dogwood

Evergreen

Adult Dogwood*

Dogwood

Evergreen

Dogwood

Evergreen

Assessment

as, for, and of learning

AS learning: 

Course Timeline

FOR learning: 

conversation and online mentor facilitation

OF learning:

Assessment through rubrics, scales, anecdotal feedback

AS learning: 

Learning Plan

FOR learning: 

conversation and online mentor facilitation

OF learning:

Assessment checkpoint and summative portfolio

AS learning: 

Learning Plan

FOR learning: 

conversation and online mentor facilitation

OF learning:

Assessment checkpoint and summative portfolio

AS learning: 

Learning Plan

FOR learning: 

conversation and online mentor facilitation

OF learning:

75% towards process

25% towards product

Restrictions

Selected list of course offerings on our website. If not listed, we do not offer as Self Paced.

Not available for Dogwood foundation courses.

Must submit a proposal and complete learning plan prior to documentation of hours - 1 IDS at a time

Only 1 Personal Project course per grade level

Other:

Learners can work to personalize their course alongside their mentor up to an extent. If a strong desire for independence emerges, an IDesign is more suitable.

Suggested that learner has access to additional learning support or resources; ie. coach, tutor, community mentor, class or group.

Required documentation:

60 hours for 2 credits

120 hours for 4 credits

Requires sharing of project to others within SelfDesign Learning Community