Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Update: April 18th, 2018


Below you will find updates regarding Advanced Opportunities: 

AO Portal

·         Currently, we are in the “verification window.”  Course providers are verifying enrollments in the system.  As soon as your enrollments are match at 100%, please feel free to submit your summer date to the SDE.
·         The summer data-entry window for the AO portal will be May 12 through  August 17th. If you district would like to open the summer window sooner, you will need to submit your spring data first. At that point, please send me an email and I can open the summer window sooner.
·         FY19 dates for the portal will be sent out at the end of the month
·         In the middle of May, we will be launching the AO Portal 3.0, which will have a series of updates based on feedback from the field.  User manuals will be updated this summer, and AO portal trainings will be scheduled for August.
AO Technical Roadshow: We will be hosting six events around the state to go over all statute, rule, and policy changes related to Advanced Opportunities, Secondary schools, and College and Career Readiness. Exact locations will be sent out shortly. Click here to RSVP.
·         May 1st- Twin Falls
·         May 2nd- Idaho Falls
·         May 3rd- Pocatello
·         May 21st- Lewiston
·         May 22nd- Coeur d’Alene
·         May 30th- Boise

Advanced Ops Statute Changes: As many of you might already know, the legislature made some statutory changes to the AO statute for the upcoming school year.  They changes will take affect July 1st.  Click here to read the new AO statute.

Certificates of Residency: Please keep in mind that the deadline for COR’s is coming up on May 1st, 2018. If you live outside of a taxing district, please make sure your students get those to your county clerk (this does not apply to students of Ada, Bonneville, Canyon, Jerome, Kootenai, and Twin Falls counties).

Early Graduation Scholarships: If you have students who are graduating at least one year early, please have them log into their Advanced Opportunities account and request the scholarship.  If you are a district who enters requests on the behalf of students, you will need to have them create an account, activate it, and then  the student will be able to log in to receive the scholarship. Fund will be sent to their college of choice in August.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team. As always, thank you for your hard work and making these opportunities possible for Idaho students.

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