Advanced Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities provide state aid for students to accelerate though their K-12 education and provide support to earn college credit in high school.

Advanced Opportunities upcoming changes for 2015-2016 »

 


button 8 in 6 Program

Students in grades 7 - 12 can be reimbursed for middle and high school overload courses. Students would then have opportunities to become Early Completers or qualify for the Mastery Advancement Program scholarship in high school.

Students may be reimbursed for up to:

  • $225 per course
  • 4 courses per year
  • 8 courses over the lifetime of the student

Overload courses must be in addition to the studentís normal school day.

It is critical to contact your school counselor and discuss how 8 in 6 courses will affect the studentís schedule in future years.

Frequently Asked Questions

 


button Fast Forward Program

All juniors and seniors attending public high school in Idaho are eligible for state aid  to pay for dual credit courses and college bearing/professional technical exams.

Students may be reimbursed for up to:

  • 3 dual credits for juniors or the financial equivalent of $195 for exams
  • 6 dual credits for seniors or the financial equivalent of $390 for exams

Frequently Asked Questions

 


button Early Completers Program

Students who have completed state graduation requirements* early, may use state aid to pay for dual credit courses and college-bearing/professional technical exams while still in high school.

Students may be reimbursed for up to:

  • 18 dual credits per semester or 12 dual credits per trimester
  • $75 per credit
  • 6 exams per semester or 4 exams per trimester
  • $90 per exam

* Eligibility requirement excludes senior project, and senior math.

Frequently Asked Questions

 


button Mastery Advancement Program

Students, who graduate from high school at least one year early, are eligible for a scholarship equal to 35% of their Average Daily Attendance allocation to an Idaho, public, post-secondary institution of their choice.

This equates to roughly $1,400 for every year early that the student graduates.

Frequently Asked Questions

 


 

Advanced Opportunities Tool Kit »

 

Advanced Opportunities Portal Training

The SDE will be hosting trainings in each region pertaining to upcoming legislative and programmatic changes related to Advanced Opportunities. As such, the training will provide guidance on a new web-based application designed to automate data collection and accounting related to the 8 in 6 program, Dual Credit for Early Completers Program and the Fast Forward program. All school districts and public charter schools implementing these programs will be asked to have a representative present at one of the upcoming trainings. This training is critical to receiving accurate and timely reimbursements associated with SB 1050.

To sign up for training* in your region of the state, the please visit the registration links below:

Region 1

Date: Fri., August 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Coeur d'Alene, TBD



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Region 2

Date: Thurs., August 27, 2015
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Lewis & Clark
State College
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501

REGISTER »

Region 3

Date: Thurs., August 20, 2015
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: McCall-Donnelly
High School
401 N. Mission
McCall, ID 83638
Annex 501 IEN West

REGISTER »

Region 3

Date: Fri., August 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Nampa, TBD



REGISTER »

Region 4

Date: Mon., August 17, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Canyon Ridge
High School
300 N. College Road
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

REGISTER »

Region 5

Date: Tue., August 25, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Century
High School
7801 W. Diamondback Dr 2325
Pocatello, ID 83204
Auditorium

REGISTER »

Region 6

Date: Wed., August 26, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Idaho Fall
School District Office
690 John Adams Pkwy
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Board Room

REGISTER »

 
 

* Please keep in mind that spaces are limited.

The training will provide details on the use of the Advanced Opportunities web-based application. Trainees will be instructed on how to log into the application, view and select course offerings at their school, determine registration deadlines, and approve/deny reimbursement requests as they pertain to 8 in 6, Early Completers, and Fast Forward. Support for travel and per diem is available on a first-come, first served basis.