Advanced Opportunities is a program developed by the State Department of Education to provide aid for students to accelerate though their K-12 education and provide support to earn college credit in high school.
Many of you have already heard about the Advanced Opportunities programs funded through the state of Idaho. These programs were previously known as 8 in 6, Dual Credit for Early Completers, MAP and Fast Forward. Starting July 1, 2016, the Advanced Opportunities programs changed and became one program called Fast Forward. With this new consolidation, all Idaho public school students in grades 7-12 will have access to $4,125 to use toward overload classes (overload classes must be worth high school credit in order to be eligible for funding), dual-credit classes (cost of course fee only), college credit-bearing examinations (i.e. AP exams) and professional certificate examinations throughout their time in Idaho public schools.
Mastery Advancement Program (MAP):
Students who graduate from high school at least one year early are eligible for a scholarship equal to 35% of their Average Daily Attendance Allocation to an Idaho, public post-secondary institution of their choice.
For more information on any of the Advanced Opportunities programs, please refer to the links provided, contact your school's counselor or visit the State Department of Education website