Current Courses Offered at Ideal

Ideal offers a full standardized timetable at the Grade 8 and 9 levels.  Our courses follow the BC Curriculum for the respective courses with an enriched flavor.  At Grade 10, students have a limited choice of electives to select from.  At the senior level (Gr.11 & 12), we offer a wide variety of electives that students can choose from depending on their interests and needs.

As part of our program, students are required to take courses offered at Ideal at our school to be eligible for our program.  At the Gr.11 level, students are required to take a minimum of 6 classes at Ideal.  At the Gr.12 level, students are required to take a minimum of 4 classes at Ideal, one of which includes Leadership 12.  Courses that are not offered at Ideal may be taken at Churchill (timetable and space permitting), online, or during the  summer school session.

Courses by Grade (updated June 14, 2020)

  • English 8
  • Science 8
  • Math 8
  • Social Studies 8
  • French 8
  • Physical Education 8 (w/Drama 8)
  • Art 8
  • Applied Skills 8

Every second year, we hope to offer a unique science-based trip to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC).  Students will have the opportunity to participate either in their grade 8 or 9 year. Our next trip to BMSC is TBA.

  • English 9
  • Science 9
  • Math 9
  • Social Studies 9
  • French 9
  • Physical Education 9
  • Art 9
  • Photography 9

Every second year, we hope to offer a unique science-based trip to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC).  Students will have the opportunity to participate either in their grade 8 or 9 year. Our next trip to BMSC is TBA.

  • Composition and Literary Studies 10 (formerly English 10)
  • Science 10
  • Foundations of Math and PreCalculus 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • French 10
  • Physical Education 10
  • *Career Life Education 10/Art 10
  • Educational Technology 10
  • Literary Studies 11 (formerly English 11)
  • PreCalculus 11
  • French 11
  • Physics 11
  • Chemistry 11
  • *Career Life Connections 11 with one of: Studio Art 11 OR Art Foundations 11 OR Yearbook 11 OR Photography 11 (elective)
  • other electives available at Churchill

Every second year, we hope to offer an extended trip outside of British Columbia where students can explore culture, language, history, art, sciences and much more.  Students will have the opportunity to participate either in their grade 11 or 12 year.  Our next Sister School Cultural Exchange to Tokyo & Yokohama, Japan is TBA.

*BC graduation requirement

  • English Studies 12
  • Leadership 12 / *Career Life Connections (CLC) / *Capstone 12
  • PreCalculus 12
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12)
  • Yearbook 12 (elective)
  • Photography 12 (elective)
  • other electives available at Churchill

Every second year, we hope to offer an extended trip outside of British Columbia where students can explore culture, language, history, art, sciences and much more.  Students will have the opportunity to participate either in their grade 11 or 12 year.  Our next Sister School Cultural Exchange to Tokyo & Yokohama, Japan is TBA.

*BC graduation requirement