Fast Forward Program
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 Senate Bill 1292.
The funds can be used for:
Dual credit courses are taken by high school students. These courses are transcribed on both their high school and college transcripts. The Fast Forward program can pay for up to $75.00 per credit. In most cases, the cost of these credits is $65.00. Dual Credit courses can also be taken online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases students can go directly to the college/university campus. All dual credit courses must be transcribed on the students’ high school transcript.
Overload CoursesAn overload course is a high school level course that is taken in excess of the student’s regular school day. These courses are offered online, during the summertime, and after school. In the event that student incurs a cost for such courses, the Fast Forward program can pay up to $225.00 for the cost of the course. Overload courses must be above and beyond the full course load offered by the student’s local school.
West Ada high school students should have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must be taking a full course load of 12 credits per year.
West Ada middle school students should have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must be taking a full course load of 7 classes per semester, the maximum allowed in a school day.
Fast Forward funds may not be used for repeated or remedial course work.
The Fast Forward participation form is now located exclusively in the PowerSchool parent portal, under the "Update Student Information" section.
You will fill out and submit the form directly in PowerSchool. This can only be done under your parent login, not the student login. This form only needs to be completed once.
Deadlines for courses registration:
- The portal will be open for Fall 2020 requests from August 24th through September 18th
Fast Forward Guide and Instructions
Students Continue Raising College Credit Expectations
West Ada School District students earned 48,655 college credits this school year. That's 1,434 years of college, equivalent to $21.5 million in savings on in-state tuition, room and board.
The graph depicts the increase in credits earned annually from 2009 to 2019.
- 2009-2010: 5,387 Credits
- 2010-2011: 5,848 Credits
- 2011-2012: 10,013 Credits
- 2012-2013: 12,598 Credits
- 2013-2014: 14,482 Credits
- 2014-2015: 17,305 Credits
- 2015-2016: 18, 083 Credits
- 2016-2017: 32,592 Credits
- 2017-2018: 36,762 Credits
- 2018-2019: 43,032 Credits