Advanced Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities
Student access window is open for Fall 2023

Fast Forward Program
  The Fast Forward program provides every 7th-12th grade student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards:

Dual Credits
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.
Find out more about dual credit here.
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.
College entrance exams and proctoring fees are now an allowable expense from Advanced Opportunities and available.
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 Fast Forward program can pay up to $225.00 per overload course if costs are involved. 

Workforce Training Courses
WTC courses are offered through the Workforce Training Centers at NIC, LCSC, CWI, CSI, ISU and CEI and are aligned to regionally in-demand occupations. Students can use up to $500 per course, $1,000 per year towards the cost of these non-credit courses.  Check with Boise District Career Technical Education Instructors for approved courses.

How to Access Fast Forward Funding

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.  For the latest Participation Form, please click here.  For a Spanish form, please click here.

Step 2: Create an Advanced Opportunities Portal Account
Please use your legal name as it appears in Infinite Campus when entering information.  Your email is critical and must be entered correctly to activate/verify the account.  To create an account, click here.

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 here 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 websites for details, registration dates, and deadlines at this link.

For more information on any of the Advanced Opportunities programs, please refer to the links provided or contact your counselor.