Get A Jumpstart on College With Advanced Opportunities
Every Idaho student has an opportunity to earn college credits while they’re still in high school, and they can pay for those credits using money from the state’s Advanced Opportunities program. This program gives $4,125 to every Idaho resident in grades 7-12 attending an Idaho public school that can be used to help pay for advanced placement tests, dual enrollment classes, concurrent credit classes, professional technical certifications and more. In Idaho Falls School District 91, we are committed to helping our students take full advantage of the Advanced Opportunities program. It's easy!
Step 1: Sign the Fast Forward Participation Form
To take advantage of the Advanced Opportunities program, students and their parents/guardians must sign the Fast Forward Participation Form. Signing the form indicates the student and their parent/guardian agree to the programs' conditions and provisions.
Step 2: Create an account with the Idaho Department of Education at Advanced Opportunities.(If you’ve previously participated in Idaho’s Advanced Opportunities program you can use your existing account. You DO NOT need to set up a new account.) How to create an account.
Step 3: Meet with your middle school/high school counselor to create or review your 4, 5 or 6-year learning plan. These plans help students make their post high school dreams come true. Reviewing options and intentionally selecting classes is a critical part of making sure students make the most of the Advanced Opportunities program. Students will want to think carefully about how to best use the $4,125 allocated to them.
Step 4: Sign up to pay for courses, college credits or exams during specific registration windows. To take advantage of the Advanced Opportunities program, students must sign up for courses and/or exams during the registration windows set by the district. Learn more.