ISKL’s innovative Pursuits Program is a two-year course for Grade 11 and 12 students who want to gain recognition for a targeted area of study, as well as for students who would like to sample a career-related field of study. It offers students the opportunity to combine individual IB, Advanced Placement, and High School Diploma courses to create their own program of study and take a deep dive into areas of distinction. Students can apply their learning in an authentic environment outside the classroom setting.
Pursuits encourage students to pursue their dreams, find themselves, and explore opportunities and pathways that focus more or emphasize their interests and strengths. Students have the opportunity to personalize their own learning experience and to pursue their career aspirations.
Self-directed with help from mentors/Pursuits Practicum
Two academic years
Area of Distinction
Based on interests and ambitions, students select one speciality area upon which to focus in Grade 11 and 12, taking a set of courses related to that area.
An opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a learning experience outside and traditional classroom setting.
Two semester-long courses of self-directed study related to their Area of Distinction.
The Pursuits program allows students to personalize a learning experience for themselves based on an area of interest.
Students select ONE specialty area to focus on in Grade 11 and 12, taking a set of courses related to that area.
Areas of Distinction Include:
Students choose four courses in their area of distinction to help them specialize
- Must select a minimum of 4.0 credits from courses
- The Pursuits Practicum requirement is a minimum of 0.5 credits
Self-directed learning: two semester-long courses based on student’s area of distinction
Pursuits Practicum: An opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a learning experience outside the traditional classroom setting
- Off-campus opportunity (e.g., internship, research assistant, dedicated service)
- Work placement on campus
- Other options (must be approved by ISKL)
Our Faculty’s Take On Pursuits
Why take Pursuits?
- Develop skills in analysis, communication, and teamwork
- Expand one’s critical decision-making skills
- Opportunities to personalize, specialize and create a tailored curriculum
- Opportunities for real-world and hands-on experiences
- Access to industry experience with internships
The Pursuits program is filled with career-ready prospects, helmed by opportunities such as a work placement program, internship opportunities, and chances to beef up a student’s CV.
ISKL is not just any school but a center for advancement, discipline, and responsibility. The skills equipped here are not rudimentary but meant to facilitate the students’ growth and development into the actual working sector.
PURSUITS Program Overview
Interested in pursuing your passion?
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