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Advanced Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities
Advanced Opportunities LogoAdvanced Opportunities allow for students to individualize their high school learning plan to get a jump start on their future. These options include dual credit, technical competency credit, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs.
The Advanced Opportunities program can provide funding for students.


The Advanced Opportunities program provides every 7th-12th grade student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,625.00 to use towards Overload Courses, Dual Credits, and Exams. (see more information below)

**If a student fails to earn credit or successfully complete a course for which the department has paid a reimbursement, the student must pay for and successfully earn credit or complete one (1) like course before the State Department of Education may pay any further reimbursements for the student. Contact the student’s Advanced Opportunities designee to learn next steps.**

More details can be found on the Advanced Opportunities Information page.


Overload Courses

An overload course is a high school level course that is taken in excess of the student's regular school day and is above and beyond the full course load taken at the student's school (6 credits per semester). These courses can be taken online, during summer, and after school. The Advanced Opportunities program can pay up to $225.00 per overload course if costs are involved.


Dual Credits

Dual credit courses are transcribed on both high school and college transcripts. The Advanced Opportunities program can pay for up to $75.00 per credit. Funds will pay for the cost of the course fee only. Any other expenses must be paid out of pocket (i.e. lab fees, books, part-time student fees, etc.).  Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 credits per semester at their school to qualify for dual enrollment.



Students can utilize Advanced Opportunities funds to pay for a variety of college-credit bearing or professional technical exams. These include Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or Career & Technical Education (CTE) exams.

How to Access Advanced Opportunities Funding

Step 1: Complete the Advanced Opportunities Participation Form 
Every student will need to have a signed form on file.

This form should be filled out if you have a student at Ridgevue High School. 

If you have a student at Vallivue High School, please go to the counseling office for the form.

Step 2: Create an Advanced Opportunities Portal Account 
Please use your legal name as it appears in Infinite Campus when entering information. 

Step 3: Verify your Account 
Verify your account using the confirmation email that was sent to the registered email. If you do not receive the email immediately, check the accuracy of your email entry or your spam/junk file. 

Step 4: Request funding through the Advanced Opportunities Student Portal 
Login to your account to request funding for each class and/or exam. 

Step 5: Register for the Courses and/or Exams 
Students must register with the college issuing the college credits.  Be sure to check their specific registration dates and deadlines.