IDAHO DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY (IDLA) - General information and links
"The Idaho Digital
Learning Academy (IDLA) is a state-sponsored, accredited, online virtual
school created through the Idaho State Legislature (Title 33 Chapter
55) to provide Idaho students with greater access to a diverse
assortment of courses and to highly qualified faculty. This virtual
school was created to address the educational needs of all Idaho
students: traditional, home schooled, at-risk, and gifted students
" (from the IDLA website)
As WRHS students take their "release periods" during the fall and spring semesters they will fall behind in their overall credit
accumulation. It is necessary for students to take IDLA online courses both
over the summer and during the first half of the fall trimester to stay current with
the rest of their class and on track for graduation. For more
information and course catalog visit the Idaho Digital Learning Academy
Since IDLA is a statewide institution, the courses offered are
consistent with the state and Blaine Country curriculum. They appear as IDLA online courses on your college transcript and provide a convenient way
for students to make up credits they missed during the competition
season. IDLA is currently offering three different types of courses: Standard, Flex Recovery and Flex Mastery.
IDLA Registration - Students have to sign up for IDLA courses through Rebecca Bornhoft Duncan, the designated IDLA coordinator at WRHS. You can email here: RBornhoftDuncan@blaineschools.org
IDLA Tuition - The cost for IDLA courses are typically $75. If an SVSEF student takes 4 IDLA courses a year that adds up to $1200 in IDLA fees over a 4-year period.
IDLA Standard Courses -
These are nationally accredited courses that meet all WRHS curriculum requirements. The full semester credit course is offered in a 12-week and 16-week format. (** Please note that the 12-week course has to follow a more intense work schedule in order to accomplish the necessary work in just 12 weeks.)
IDLA Flex Courses - Flex courses are designed to be delivered on a flexible schedule that is driven by the student’s needs. These self-paced courses allow students to work at their own speed and on their own schedule. While this seems like a great option for SVSEF athletes, please be aware that there are two different types of flex courses.
Flex courses will have ongoing rolling enrollment from 8/19/13 - 4/14/14. Courses dates:
There is also a Flex Academy during the summer of 2013 that runs from May 20 - August 23.
Download the full Flex Academy IDLA Flyer for complete information and offerings.
IDLA Summer and Fall Course Information - The IDLA website will have a lot of general information about the various courses and programs. SVSEF athletes at WRHS are highly encouraged to take 2 IDLA credits over the summer and 2 more during the regular school year (ideally in the fall). SVSEF Athletes need to sign up for both the summer AND fall courses with the WRHS IDLA coordinator before the end of the school year. Some important dates:
- April 1 - Registration opens for both Summer and Fall courses
- June 7 - Registration closes for Summer Session
- May 20 - Aug 23 - Summer Flex courses
- June 10 - Aug 23 - Summer Standard courses (called Summer Cohort)
- Aug 26 - Nov 22 - Fall 12-week course
- Sept 9 - Jan 17 - Fall 16-week course.
Download the IDLA 2013 Summer Flyer and the IDLA Fall 2013 Flyer for complete information and offerings.
WRHS & IDLA 2013/14 Schedules - Here is a color coded look at the WRHS Semester Schedule overlaid with typical SVSEF competition schedules and IDLA standard and flex course offerings. Check with the IDLA course catalog and the IDLA coordinator (Rebecca Bornhoft Duncan) to determine which courses are offered in the Summer Cohort, Flex Mastery, Fall 12-week, and Fall 16-week that best fit your 4-year plan. If you are an excel geek and want a copy of this to use for planning your 4-years at WRHS you can download a copy here: WRHS schedule (2014) and planner (.xls file)