Advanced Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities for College Readiness

Cost: No
Contact: Tina Polishchuk
Contact Email: tpolishchuk@sde.idaho.gov 
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: Funding for students wishing to take overload courses toward HS graduation requirements. Up to $225 per course, maximum of 4 courses per year, maximum of 8 courses over the lifetime of a student.

Cost: No
Contact: Tina Polishchuk
Contact Email: tpolishchuk@sde.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: Scholarships for students who graduate 1 complete year or more early to use for Idaho public postsecondary institutions. Scholarship equals 1/3 of student ADA for each year early that they graduate. Roughly $1400/year.

Cost: No
Contact: Tina Polishchuk
Contact Email: tpolishchuk@sde.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: Funding for students who have completed the Idaho state graduation requirements, except for Senior math and Senior project, who take DC courses and college-bearing/PTE exams. State aid is available for up to 18 credits/semester and 12 credits/trimester, up to $75/credit. State aid is also available for up to 6 exams/semester or 4 exams/trimester, up to $90/exam.

Cost: No
Contact: Tina Polishchuk
Contact Email: tpolishchuk@sde.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: The state will reimburse each high school senior for up to 6 dual credits (or the financial equivalent of $390 for college-bearing/PTE exams) and juniors for 3 dual credits (or the financial equivalent of $190). Each exam can be reimbursed up to $90.

Cost: Yes
Contact: Byron Yankey
Contact Email: byron.yankey@osbe.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/

Description: This Federal program supports dual credit scholarships, near peer college mentor programs and college access/success efforts.

Cost: Yes
Contact: Jennifer Caprile
Contact Email: jennifer.caprile@idla.k12.id.us
Website: http://pd.idla.us

Description: Idaho Digital Learning is a state sponsored program that focuses on offering every school and district in Idaho online learning, blended learning and technology services. The state created IDLA in order to support and supplement each school so that students have as many opportunities as they are able regardless of their location. Professional development courses are offered to teachers and administrators.

Cost: Yes
Contact Email: idla@IdahoDigitalLearning.org
Website: http://www.idahodigitallearning.org

Description: Idaho Digital Learning is a state sponsored program that focuses on offering every school and district in Idaho online learning, blended learning and technology services. The state created IDLA in order to support and supplement each school so that students have as many opportunities as they are able regardless of their location.

Cost: No
Contact Email: debpence@idahoptech.org
Website: http://www.idahoptech.org/

Description: The Idaho PTECH Network is a pilot program funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Its mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by providing students with the credentials and skills needed to secure well-paying jobs in Idaho’s high growth industries while giving businesses access to a qualified pipeline of employees.

Cost: No
Contact: Amy Lorenzo
Contact Email: Amy.Lorenzo@PTE.IDAHO.GOV
Website: http://www.cte.idaho.gov/

Description: PTE programs, exams, credits.

Cost: No
Contact Email: kristi.enger@pte.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.cte.idaho.gov

Description:  Professional-Technical High Schools are intended to deliver high-end technical education programs that go beyond the scope of professional-technical education programs found in the comprehensive high school. There are twelve PTS in Idaho with 129 programs.

Cost: Yes
Contact: Rebecca Morgan
Contact Email: rmorgan@boisestate.edu
Website: https://mds.boisestate.edu

Description: “Admission Requirements: A minimum of 58 credits earned at or transferable to Boise State.
At least a 2.25 cumulative GPA.
5 years of work/life experience outside of being a full-time student (i.e., work experiences, parenting, volunteering, military, etc.). Students work with advisors to develop an academic degree plan specific to them. This is preapproved by the MDS Advisory Council”

Cost: Yes
Contact Email:   pjwenner@sde.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/advanced_opp.asp

Description: Advanced Placement requires taking an exam and scoring at or above a postsecondary institution specified score.  If you do, then you are awarded college credit without taking the class.

Cost: No
Contact: Dana Kelly
Contact Email: Dana.Kelly@osbe.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/

Description: The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.  

Cost: No
Contact: Eric Kellerer
Contact Email: ejkellerer@nnu.edu
Website: http://www.khanidaho.org

Description: Khan Academy is a not for profit organization with a mission of changing education for the better by providing a free world class education for anyone, anywhere.

Cost: No
Contact: Cheryl Foster
Contact Email: cheryl.foster@labor.idaho.gov
Website: http://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/idl/youthservices.aspx

Description: Assistance for youth, in-school or out, to get their GED, pay for college credits or certificates (i.e. CNA), summer work experiences, etc. Need based and depends on funding availability.

Cost: Yes
Contact Email: carinadavio@boisestate.edu
Website: http://extendedstudies.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/sophomore-start/

Description: Boise State University’s Concurrent Enrollment Sophomore Start option is designed to provide high school students taking concurrent enrollment courses the opportunity to earn 30 college credits, resulting in the achievement of sophomore status by the time they fully enroll at Boise State.

Cost: Yes
Contact Email: concurrent@nnu.edu
Website: http://www.nnu.edu/academics/high-school-programs/concurrent-credit/

Description: The Concurrent Credit Program at Northwest Nazarene University is designed to enrich the educational opportunities of pre-college students who have demonstrated high academic ability. This program unites the services of NNU with high school and home school students offering university-level credits for selected courses administered through NNU and taught at local and online high schools by NNU-approved instructors. The Concurrent Credit Program is fully accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) .

Cost: No
Contact: Marie Hattaway
Contact Email: mhattaway@jannus.org
Website: http://idahoafterschool.org/

Description: The Idaho AfterSchool Network is an interactive database of out-of-school, after school, and summer school programs to help families all over Idaho.