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Advanced Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities allows for students to individualize their high school learning plan and get a jump start in their future. These options include dual credit, technical competency credit, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs. The Fast Forward program can provide funding for students who participate in Advanced Opportunities

Getting Started:

Advanced Opportunities helps students attain college credits while in high school. Many students set goals to attain a General Education Matriculation (GEM) certificate or an associate’s degree before completing high school. More commonly, students will set a goal to graduate high school with a year of college (20-30 credits) completed. Learning to navigate the post-secondary system can be tricky and post-secondary coursework is more rigorous than regular high school content. For this reason, successful planning requires you to look at college catalogs to ensure that the dual credit courses you are taking will apply toward the credential or degree you hope to attain. If you are not yet sure of your post-secondary pathway, it is recommended that you select GEM courses until a more definitive pathway is decided. For a list of Nampa High School GEM courses, please follow this link: NHS GEM Course Offerings.

**To access Advanced Opportunities funds, students/parents will need to follow these steps to register in the state portal (students must be 13 years of age or older to create an account. Any student under age 13 will need to register through the College/Career Advisor):