Idaho Support Programs
Offered By: Idaho State Department of Education
The Advanced Opportunities program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125 to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. These funds can be used for:
- Overload Courses
An overload course is a high school level course that is taken in excess of the student’s regular school day. These courses are offered online, during the summertime, and after school. In the event that a student incurs a cost for such courses, the Advanced Opportunities program can pay up to $225 for the cost of the course. Overload courses must be above and beyond the full course load offered by the student’s local school.
- Dual Credits
Dual credits are courses taken by high school students that are transcribed on their high school and college transcripts. The Advanced Opportunities program can pay for up to $75 per credit. Dual Credit courses can also be taken at school, online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases, students can go directly to the college/university campus.
Students can utilize Advanced Opportunities funds to pay for a variety of college-credit bearing or professional technical exams. These include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or Career Technical Education (CTE) exams. A full list of qualifying exams is available in the Resource Files.
- Workforce Training
Students can utilize Advanced Opportunity funds to pay for regionally approved workforce training courses at colleges in their area. An approved list of courses is available in the Resources Files.