The Fast Forward program provides every 7th-12th grade student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards:
**If a student fails a class, then the student has to take a “like” course, pay for it personally, and pass it before being eligible for further state funding.
More details can be found on the Fast Forward Information page.
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 Fast Forward program can pay up to $225.00 per overload course if costs are involved.
Dual credit courses are transcribed on both high school and college transcripts. The Fast Forward 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 Fast Forward 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.
Step 1: Complete the Fast Forward Participation Form
Every student will need to have a signed form on file. The form should be turned in to the counselor.
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.