Advanced Opportunities Participation Form
“Students attending public school in Idaho will be eligible for $4,125.00 to use towards overload courses, dual credits, college credit-bearing examinations, work force training courses, and professional certification examinations.” (Idaho Code 33-4602)
This participation form allows students to participate in the Advanced Opportunities program through the Idaho State Department of Education as authorized by Idaho Code 33, Chapter 46: Advanced Opportunities. By signing this form, the student and parent/guardian agree to the conditions and provisions of the program. Students are allocated a total of $4,125.00 to use in grades 7-12. Funds can be used towards:
• Overload courses; transcribed high school credits taken in excess of a full credit load outside of the regular school day, offered by the public high school, for up to $225.00 per course. Eligibility varies by student.
• Dual credits; a maximum of $75.00 per credit
• Approved Examinations: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination
Program, Professional Technical
• Approved Workforce Training courses and apprenticeships; $500 per course and/or $1000 per year
Students should meet with their guidance counselor to develop a 4, 5, or 6 year learning plan that will help them maximize this benefits of this program according to the student’s college and career interests. Intentional selection of coursework is a critical element of these programs. Student who use Advanced Opportunities funds for more than 15 college credits, must receive postsecondary advising before accessing more funds.
All courses paid for by Advanced Opportunities must be transcribed on the student’s public high school transcript.
The parent/student understands that he/she will be held responsible for tuition and fees incurred as a result of participation in courses or exams taken from a college/university or other provider, and will be responsible for complying with policies and procedures set forth by the provider.
The Idaho State Department of Education will send payment for courses to the public Idaho post-secondary institution or the student’s school district. Eligibility for payment is subject to the deadlines and procedures set forth by local school district in partnership with course/exam providers. All payment requests must be submitted through the Advanced Opportunities portal according to district guidelines. The parent/student(s) is responsible for any fees that are not processed through the portal.
If a student fails to earn credit for a course paid for by Advanced Opportunities, the student must subsequently pay for a “like” course on their own before he/she is eligible for further Advanced Opportunities funding. If a student performs inadequately on an examination paid for by Advanced Opportunities, the local school district will decide whether the student may continue utilizing Advanced Opportunities funding, or if she/he must pay for the cost of a “like” examination before using further funds. Advanced Opportunities funds may not be used for repeated or remedial course work.
With the approval of the school district students can track expenditures of their allocation by creating an account in the Advanced Opportunities portal. This form will be maintained by the Caldwell School District.
The link to the form is below in English and Spanish.