Advanced Opportunities

graduates throwing caps after graduating high school early

Online school is a popular choice among high school students who want to complete their high school education in less time than the traditional public school track accommodates.

Reasons to Consider Graduating Early

You’re ready to go on to the next step in your educational journey, because you…

>> want to learn a trade and start earning money

>>> need to be challenged in an advanced educational environment

>>>> are pursuing graduate degrees (medical, law, etc.) and want a head start

Or maybe you just really struggle with the traditional high school model, and you are ready to move on to the next stage in your educational journey. 

How to Get Started with Advanced Opportunities 

  1. You'll need to be able to answer these questions: What is the end goal? Why do you want to graduate early? Begin college early, get a jump start on your career, or take a gap year?

  2. Decide which high school you want to get your diploma from. The state of Idaho mandates minimum credit requirements that all schools must meet. However, schools can require above and beyond that minimum, so we must know you desired graduation school to plan for you to meet, not just the state minimum, but the school minimum.

  3. Meet with a school counselor or graduation specialist. They’ll tell you what you need to do and help you develop a plan.

If you currently attend a traditional school, your counselor might connect you with ICON or other online public education providers, as well as colleges or universities that offer technical competency credits, dual credit, or advanced placement courses.

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Resources for Advanced Opportunities

Read About the Fast Forward Program  ---> What is Fast Forward

Create an Account to Participate in Advanced Opportunities Program in Idaho ---> Account Creation Link

Get the Advanced Opportunities Brochure (by Idaho State Department of Education) ---> Download Brochure