Fast Forward/Advanced Opportunities Information

  • The Fast Forward program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. The program was expanded by the Legislature in 2016 through the passing of House Bill 458.

    • Fast Forward funds can be used to pay for IDLA courses, concurrent credits, AP exams, some CTE test fees, and overload courses.
    • The Portal is open for a specific time frame for Fall, Spring, and Summer Classes (strict deadline set by the state). 

     

    * Registering for IDLA courses and requesting Fast Forward Funds are separate actions.

    ** To register for IDLA courses, please contact your counselor.

How to Create a Fast Forward Account

Steps to Create a Fast Forward Account

    • Step 1: Parent/Guardian completes Fast Forward Participation Form
      • Login to PowerSchool Parent https://ps.westada.org/public/home.html
        • This can only be completed in parent PowerSchool 
      • Click the Arrow next to "Update Student Information" in the upper right corner
      • Fill out and submit the Fast Forward Participation Form
        • If it does not apear, click on the update contact information. Once you have completed the contact information, the Fast Forward Participation Form will appear.
      • This step only needs to be completed once in grades 7-12. 
    • Step 2: Student creates an account on the State Department of Education Advanced Opportunities Portal https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/
      • It is recommended for students to create their account using their school email. If for any reason, they need to reset the password we can access it quickly when using their school email.
    • Step 3: **Student logs in to email account to verify your Advanced Opportunities account (counselor will have to approve your account - this can take up to 24 hours).
    • Step 4: Sign into State Department of Education Advanced Opportunities Portal and request funds for each IDLA course. 

     

    Need help with Fast Forward Funding?

    Contact: Breeonna Jerome, College and Career Counselor

    jerome.breeonna@westada.org