• The Advanced Opportunities program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use toward Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. Click here to read the Legislation.

    The funds can be used for:

    • Dual Credits: Dual credit courses are taken by high school students. These courses are transcribed on both their high school and college transcripts. The Advanced Opportunities program can pay for up to $75.00 per credit. Dual Credit courses can also be taken online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases, students can go directly to the college/university campus. All dual credit courses must be transcribed on the students’ high school transcript.
    • 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 $225.00 for the cost of the course. Overload courses must be above and beyond the full course load offered by the student’s local school.
    • Funds may not be used for repeated or remedial course work.

    Student enrollment deadlines: Students/parents need to check the advanced opps website for current deadlines.

    Students enrolled in a year-long class such as: English, US History, American Government etc... enrollment for dual credit will occur in the second semester of the course.  If a student is enrolled in a semester-long dual credit course such as: Health, Lifetime Activities etc... enrollment will take place the semester the class is taken.

    Students must have participation from completed prior to funding authorization

    Students can use dollars to cover exams:  Advanced Placement and Professional Technical Certification

    • Classes must be worth at minimum high school credit to be eligible for funding.
    • Some colleges and universities have a minimum GPA requirement to be eligible to enroll in classes.  Students may be denied enrollment based on that requirement.

    If you fail a course:   If a student fails a course and AO pays for it then the student must retake the course or take a like course, pass it successfully and pay for it out of pocket before they can used funds again. This means that if a student takes a $75 IDLA summer speech class and fails it and doesn't retake it, then when they go to sign up for DC courses in the spring they will have to pay for all of them out of pocket.

    Enrollment is a two-part process: Students complete the university/college registration form provided by your concurrent credit teacher. Note: Some colleges, such as ISU, CWI, and BSU may require students to complete registration online. Please note that applying for Advanced Opportunities funds is separate from registering for the college course. Students must still enroll for college courses through institutions, such as BSU, CWI, NNU, ISU and U of I, in addition to applying for Advanced Opportunities funds through the state portal.