Elementary

DE = Distance Education
OL = Online
H = Hybrid
Course Delivery Descriptions
Grade K

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA kindergarten students participate in school a minimum of 450 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. We recommend integrating Science and Social Studies concepts and skills into kindergarten Language Arts content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Phonics/Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 90 minutes/5 days per week.

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Grade 1

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA first grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. We recommend integrating Science and Social Studies concepts and skills into 1st grade Language Arts content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Phonics/Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 120 minutes/5 days per week.

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Grade 2

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA second grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. We recommend integrating Science and Social Studies concepts and skills into 2nd grade Language Arts content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 120 minutes/5 days per week.

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Grade 3

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA third grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. We recommend integrating Science and Social Studies concepts and skills into 3rd grade Language Arts content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 120 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 4

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fourth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Language Arts 4, students cover 4th grade level content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 120 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 5

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fifth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Language Arts 5, students cover 5th grade level content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 120 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade K-5

This course is required for students performing below grade level (including Title 1, ELL, SpEd). 1) Choose an I-DEA Top Pick Curriculum or an approved Intervention Curriculum 2) Attend a Title 1 class in person or online 1 day per week 3) Successfully complete assigned online coursework. Amount of time daily and number of skills/concepts mastered dependent on student's individual goals. Required instruction: 5 days per week.

Syllabus

Grade K-5

Student must have an IEP to be in this course.

Syllabus

Grade K

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA kindergarten students participate in school a minimum of 450 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Math K, students cover kindergarten level content in Math.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/5 days per week.

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Grade 1

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA first grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Math 1, students cover 1st grade level content in Math.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 2

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA second grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Math 2, students cover 2nd grade level content in Math.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 3

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA third grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Math 3, students cover 3rd grade level content in Math.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 4

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fourth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Math 4, students cover 4th grade level content in Math.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 5

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fifth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Math 5, students cover 5th grade level content in Math.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade K-5

This course is required for students performing below grade level (including Title 1, ELL, SpEd). 1) Choose an I-DEA Top Pick Curriculum or an approved Intervention Curriculum 2) Attend a Title 1 class in person or online 1 day per week 3) Successfully complete assigned online coursework. Amount of time daily and number of skills/concepts mastered dependent on student's individual goals. Required instruction: 5 days per week.

Syllabus

Grade K-5

Student must have an IEP to be in this course.

Syllabus

Grade K

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA kindergarten students participate in school a minimum of 450 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Science K, students cover kindergarten level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 1

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA first grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Science 1, students cover 1st grade level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 2

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA second grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Science 2, students cover 2nd grade level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 3

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA third grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Science 3, students cover 3rd grade level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 4

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fourth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Science 4, students cover 4th grade level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/4 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 5

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fifth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Science 5, students cover 5th grade level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade K

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA kindergarten students participate in school a minimum of 450 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Social Studies K, students cover kindergarten level content in Social Studies.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 1

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA first grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Social Studies 1, students cover 1st grade level content in Social Studies.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 2

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA second grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Social Studies 2, students cover 2nd grade level content in Social Studies.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 3

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA third grade students participate in school a minimum of 810 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be devoted to acquiring skills in math and language arts. In Social Studies 3, students cover 3rd grade level content in Social Studies.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/3 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 4

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fourth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In grade 4, students cover Idaho History.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/4 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade 5

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA fifth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Social Studies 5, students cover 5th grade level content in Social Studies.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

DE Syllabus OL Syllabus

Grade K-2

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/2 days per week.

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Grade 3-5

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/2 days per week (Grade 3), 60 minutes/2 days per week (Grade 4-5).

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Grade K-5

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/2 days per week (Grade K-3), 45 minutes/2 days per week (Grade 4-6).

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Grade K-5

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/2 days per week (Grade K-3), 45 minutes/2 days per week (Grade 4-6).

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Grade 3-5

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 30 minutes/2 days per week (Grade 3), 45 minutes/2 days per week (Grade 4-6).

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Grade K-5

Did you know computers have their very own language? Instead of words, computers talk in numbers and short commands. When you master their language, you can make cool things like interactive games, mazes, and digital art come to life. In this course, you’ll learn how to program using Scratch, the MIT Media Lab’s free programming-for-kids software, and how talk to computers — no robot voice required. What you will create: In this course you will create your own games, interactive art and geometric drawings.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher; Scratch account from MIT (free)

Grade K-5

Do you like Minecraft? Have you ever wanted to create your own personal textures or explore the wonders of redstone? Do you find yourself building impressive architectural structures that you’d like to share with others? Join us as we embark upon an adventure through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in the mystical world of Minecraft. What you will create: Apply S.T.E.A.M. concepts into the physical world, scale and create Minecraft textures and solve basic engineering and mathematical problems using Minecraft blocks.

Extra: Minecraft software ($26.95 for PC/Mac version – separate purchase required, may submit for reimbursement), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 3-5

Our enTREPreneurship course is the perfect place to start learning how to start your own business. Are you trying to save up for a new bike — or an iPad or a pair of shoes or a parakeet? We’re here to help young enTREPreneurs create business plans and learn how to start making money. What you will create: In this course you will learn how to earn and manage your own money and explore the basics of building a business.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 3-5

Google is the #1 brand in the world right now. Venture through this course to transition from Google Novice to Ninja. Students will learn both basic and advanced features of email and calendaring, spreadsheets, word processing, slide presentations, drawing, survey forms, drive storage, photo editing, and much more! After taking this course you will have acquired the skills needed to using Google’s products like a pro. In addition to knowing the ins and outs of using all the Google apps and productivity tools, you will understand how to share documents and files with others online. What you will learn: Google Search Basics and Advanced Tips & Tricks, Mastering Gmail, Google Drive Apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, & Drawings and getting organized with Google calendar!

System Requirements: PC, Mac, Chromebook, or Netbook: Capable of running Google Chrome browser, Gmail Account (with parent supervision)




Middle

DE = Distance Education
OL = Online
H = Hybrid
Course Delivery Descriptions
Grade 6

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA sixth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Language Arts 6, students cover 6th grade level content in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Spelling.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 120 minutes/5 days per week.

Syllabus

2 Semesters    Grade 7

This course will cover a variety of short stories, novels, and poetry from a textbook with pre- and post-reading activities. Emphasis will be on covering the standards, and the four pillars of Language Arts, which are grammar, reading, increasing vocabulary, and writing. Students will write in a variety of formats, with the emphasis on narrative and persuasive writing. Since the Language Arts affect all other subjects, the emphasis of the course will be to improve background knowledge, reading skills and fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.

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2 Semesters    Grade 8

This course will cover a variety of short stories, novels, and poetry from a textbook with pre- and post-reading activities. Emphasis will be on covering the standards, and the four pillars of Language Arts, which are grammar, reading, increasing vocabulary, and writing. Students will write in a variety of formats, with the emphasis on narrative and persuasive writing. Since the Language Arts affect all other subjects, the emphasis of the course will be to improve background knowledge, reading skills and fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.

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Grade 6-8    5 days per week

This course is required for students performing below grade level (including Title 1, ELL, SpEd). 1) Choose an I-DEA Top Pick Curriculum or an approved Intervention Curriculum 2) Attend a Title 1 class in person or online 1 day per week 3) Successfully complete assigned online coursework. Amount of time daily and number of skills/concepts mastered dependent on student's individual goals. Required instruction: 5 days per week.

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2 Semesters    Grade 6-8

Student must have an IEP to enroll. Course reinforces basic language arts and writing skills for students who have previously attained them, and extends these skills to further applications and concepts based on the track developed by the each student’s IEP team. Resource Language Arts 7-8 serves as a bridge between the language arts and writing skills learned in elementary school language arts and the expectations of high school level English. Grammar, vocabulary, and the writing process skills will be further developed and reinforced. Students in 7th and 8th grade need to write widely and often. Students will be expected to demonstrate competency in analyzing and responding to both informational and literary text. They will be expected to summarize, evaluate a speaker’s point of view, conduct research from a variety of sources, analyze and present their information, cite specific textual evidence, draw inferences, interpret words and phrases in context, and analyze structure of texts (paragraphs, chapters, scenes, stanzas). They will be expected to write in the narrative and informational/explanatory form and substantiate an argument with evidence, while following the steps of the writing process (prewrite, rough draft, revising, editing, and final copy). Students will develop an understanding of how language functions in different contexts and how certain general academic words and phrases are appropriate for academic writing. Students will need to spend a significant amount of time planning, drafting, editing, and revising in order to build a clear and coherent composition and become familiar with the overall process of writing. High School readiness skills are integrated throughout the course. You must have teacher approval for this course.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Grade 6

This course is designed to prepare students for Accelerated Math 7 curriculum. The focus areas include: connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio to solve problems, completing understanding of division of fraction and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, including negative numbers, writing, interpreting, and using expression and equations, and developing understanding of statistical thinking.

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2 Semesters    Grade 7

This course is designed to prepare students for a Pre-Algebra Math curriculum. Problem solving will be emphasized, however, with a stronger emphasis on proportional reasoning. The students will gain an understanding of the properties of real numbers, solve linear equations and inequalities, and use data analysis techniques to make inferences and predictions.

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2 Semesters    Grade 7

This course is designed to prepare students for High School Integrated Mathematics I by compressing Grade 7 CCSS and some of Grade 8 CCSS standards into one class. The focus areas include: developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships, developing understandings of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations, solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume, and drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

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2 Semesters    Grade 8

This course is designed to prepare students for Integrated Math I (first year HS math) curriculum. The focus areas include: formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations, grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships, and analyzing two – and three- dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

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Grade 6-8    5 days per week

This course is required for students performing below grade level (including Title 1, ELL, SpEd). 1) Choose an I-DEA Top Pick Curriculum or an approved Intervention Curriculum 2) Attend a Title 1 class in person or online 1 day per week 3) Successfully complete assigned online coursework. Amount of time daily and number of skills/concepts mastered dependent on student's individual goals. Required instruction: 5 days per week.

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2 Semesters    Grade 6-8

Student must have an IEP to enroll. This course reinforces basic math skills for students who have previously attained them, and extend these skills to further applications and concepts. General Math includes the study of general math topics, such as arithmetic using rational numbers, basic geometry, basic statistics, and application of these skills to real world problems and situations. Enhancement topics: area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures, congruence and similarity, angle relationships, the Pythagorean theorem, the rectangular coordinate system, sets and logic, ratio and proportion, estimation, formulas, solving and graphing simple equations and inequalities (i.e., linear equations in one variable), and operations with real numbers. This course requires instructor approval for placement.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Grade 6

The State of Idaho requires that I-DEA sixth grade students participate in school a minimum of 900 hours over the course of 180 school days. The majority of instructional time at this grade level should be balanced between the four core subject areas. In Science 6, students cover 6th grade level content in Science.
Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/5 days per week.

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2 Semesters    Grade 7

Life Science is the study of the origins, diversity and complexity of living organisms. The topics covered include characteristics of life, structure and functions of cells, major body systems, reproduction and heredity, evolution and biodiversity, organisms and their environments, energy and living things and topics in ecology.

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2 Semesters    Grade 8

The student will understand the process of physical science, measurement, the tools used, and the role of science in society. The student will explore and develop skills in the areas of introductory physics and chemistry: the structure, composition, and properties of matter, energy, motion, atoms, elements, molecules, chemical interactions, etc.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

2 Semesters    Grade 6

This course explores the early beginnings of our civilization. Areas of study include the first humans, the first civilizations and empires, the rise of Rome, and the world of Islam.

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2 Semesters    Grade 7

This course studies the early modern world through the beginnings of the 20th century. The topics include the Renaissance period, age of exploration, the Enlightenment, Europe in an age of autocracy, and the Industrial Revolution. Highlights include nationalism and revolution, imperialism, and World War I and II.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Grade 6

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 60 minutes/2 days per week.

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Grade 7

A minimum of one semester is required for all 7th grade students. This course combines the elements of health education with the principles of fitness and physical education in order to help students understand the correlation between a healthy lifestyle and physical activity. The health portion includes topics such as, decision making and communication skills, mental and emotional health awareness, environmental health, basic nutrition and fitness principles, and disease prevention. The fitness portion includes participation in various basic skill specific sports, recreational games, and fitness activities.This course completes half of the PE/Health requirement for 7-8th grade students and can be taken in one semester or spread out over two semesters.

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Grade 8

A minimum of one semester is required for all 8th grade students. This course is a continuation of 7th grade Health and Fitness and also combines the elements of health education with the principles of fitness and physical education. The health portion includes topics such as, consumer education, healthy relationships, a review of fitness and nutrition principles, substance abuse, sexual abstinence education, disease prevention, and basic first aid principles. The fitness portion includes participation in various skill specific sports, racquet sports, recreational/lifetime games and fitness activities.This course completes half of the PE/Health requirement for 7-8th grade students and can be taken in one semester or spread out over two semesters.

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Grade 6

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/2 days per week.

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Grade 6

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/2 days per week.

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Grade 6

Students performing at or above grade level may take up to two elective classes per semester. We recommend that one PE/Health and one Fine Arts class be taken. The elective classes may be taught separately or integrated into the other core classes. Minimum recommendation for instruction: 45 minutes/2 days per week.

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Grade 7 or 8

This course deals with the historical and cultural contexts of music, which includes understanding and appreciating music throughout history and across various cultures. It also includes basic music terminology, theory, analyses, listening and performance skills, musical styles, genres, communicating through music and instrumentation. Popular, contest, and concert music, exercises for improvement of technical skill in playing an instrument or vocal exercises and techniques to improve individual singing ability, basic music terminology and theory, basic music history and listening skills are included. Each year of involvement brings increased expectations and expertise.

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Grade 7 or 8

This course is based on the Visual Arts Idaho Content Standards. Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of art. Students will focus on art history and the creation of art.

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Grade 6

Did you know computers have their very own language? Instead of words, computers talk in numbers and short commands. When you master their language, you can make cool things like interactive games, mazes, and digital art come to life. In this course, you’ll learn how to program using Scratch, the MIT Media Lab’s free programming-for-kids software, and how talk to computers — no robot voice required. What you will create: In this course you will create your own games, interactive art and geometric drawings.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher; Scratch account from MIT (free)

Grade 6

Do you like Minecraft? Have you ever wanted to create your own personal textures or explore the wonders of redstone? Do you find yourself building impressive architectural structures that you’d like to share with others? Join us as we embark upon an adventure through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in the mystical world of Minecraft. What you will create: Apply S.T.E.A.M. concepts into the physical world, scale and create Minecraft textures and solve basic engineering and mathematical problems using Minecraft blocks.

Extra: Minecraft software ($26.95 for PC/Mac version – separate purchase required, may submit for reimbursement), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

Our goal is to prepare kids for the future and give them a real world coding experience, while having a lot of fun! This course is project driven allowing students to customize the code they’re learning and make amazingly awesome games for a browser! What you will create: In this course you will learn How to code your own side scrolling platform game (Mario Style), Writing your own JavaScript to create 3 different browser games and personally-developed games that you can share with your friends.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, various free downloads

Grade 6

Students will build a coding portfolio while learning how to use HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript. This course gives them the tools they need to make a custom online web portfolio. What you will create: In this course you will create two separate websites to start to coding portfolio and dive deeper into HTML & CSS showing responsive web development so sites will work perfectly on any screen size including tablets and phones.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, various free downloads

Grade 6

Our enTREPreneurship course is the perfect place to start learning how to start your own business. Are you trying to save up for a new bike — or an iPad or a pair of shoes or a parakeet? We’re here to help young enTREPreneurs create business plans and learn how to start making money. What you will create: In this course you will learn how to earn and manage your own money and explore the basics of building a business.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

Ever wonder how the stock market works? Or thought about saving up for something big, but just wasn’t sure where to start? In this course on financial literacy for kids, you’ll learn all about managing your money and why it’s important. From buying a bike now to buying a house when you’re grown up, learning how to plan your finances is useful no matter how old (or young!) you are. What you will learn: In this course you will learn how to apply important real-life financial principles, Make informed decisions about personal finance and navigate savings and loans, credit, investments, and financial planning.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

Google is the #1 brand in the world right now. Venture through this course to transition from Google Novice to Ninja. Students will learn both basic and advanced features of email and calendaring, spreadsheets, word processing, slide presentations, drawing, survey forms, drive storage, photo editing, and much more! After taking this course you will have acquired the skills needed to using Google’s products like a pro. In addition to knowing the ins and outs of using all the Google apps and productivity tools, you will understand how to share documents and files with others online. What you will learn: Google Search Basics and Advanced Tips & Tricks, Mastering Gmail, Google Drive Apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, & Drawings and getting organized with Google calendar!

System Requirements: PC, Mac, Chromebook, or Netbook: Capable of running Google Chrome browser, Gmail Account (with parent supervision)

Grade 6

In this 3D animation course, you’ll learn how to build worlds from the ground up with detailed characters, objects, and landscapes. Then, we’ll teach you how to animate your 3D creations with a full range of motions and movements using Blender 2.7x. Create, tinker, and explore your own immersive, shareable world. What you will create: Your own 3D characters, objects, and environments in Blender, design 3D characters, objects, and landscapes and Import your 3D creations into the Blender game engine!

Extra: Blender 2.7x (free download included), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

From candy to robots to rockets, there’s not much you can’t build as a 3D-printing expert. In this 3D printing course for kids, you’ll master best practices of 3D modeling and printing, starting with basic shapes and building up to complex models. Learn, design, and watch your creations come to life — layer by incredible layer. What you will create: Your very own 3D designs, plus a custom-printed 3D model (printing service must be purchased separately)

Extra: Blender 2.7x (free download included), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

Ever wonder where some of those hilarious and beautiful viral photos come from? They come from kids just like you! Learn the graphic design techniques you need to turn your pics from plain to phenomenal. You’ll master everything from filtering, drawing, and painting techniques to blending photos together and changing the backgrounds on your graphics. Learn, edit, post, and rack up the faves. What you will create: Your own personal album of digital art, superimpose subjects from one photo onto a new background, Illustrate text and create collages!

Extra: Gimp 2.6 (free download included), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

These days, “artist” means way more than being a pro with a paintbrush or pottery wheel. Digital art can be found everywhere — from video games to movies to magazine ads. In this course on digital art for kids, you’ll learn the fundamentals of drawing using Inkscape software. From there, you can create realistic digital sketches and renderings. Unleash your inner Monet without the mess. What you will create: Your own portfolio of realistic digital images, and practice movement, rhythm, proportion, and more!

Extra: Inkscape 0.91 (free download included), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Grade 6

Behind every song of the summer, feature film, or cartoon is a seasoned sound engineer. In this course, we’ll teach you how to record and produce pro-level sounds using Audacity audio editing software. From there, you can add effects to music and voice tracks, piece together multiple audio files for a layered sound, and learn the ins and outs of copyrighting your work. You can thank us later in your Grammy speech. What you will create: Your own portfolio of mixed-and-mastered music, voice tracks and you’ll become an Audacity software expert along the way!

Extra: Audacity 2.0.5 (free download included), System Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or higher; Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

1 semester per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA. In order to satisfy the health and PE requirements for 7th and 8th grades, the student would also need to take a Transfer Credit PE course in addition to this course.

1 semester per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA. In order to satisfy the health and PE requirements for 7th and 8th grades, the student would also need to take a Transfer Credit Health course in addition to this course.

1 semester per year    Grade 7-8

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA. In order to satisfy the health and PE requirements for 7th and 8th grades, the student would also need to take a Transfer Credit Health course in addition to this course.

Grade 7-8

Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) courses are completely online and may be taken by I-DEA students for an allotment deduction of $100 each. The courses are a semester in length and last approximately 16 weeks with a proctored final exam at the end. Final exams must take place during the designated exam week.

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DE = Distance Education
OL = Online
H = Hybrid
Course Delivery Descriptions
2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9

This course explores literature from many parts of the world and spanning several centuries and cultures. The main goal of this course is for students to develop written, visual, and oral communication. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, continuing advancement of understanding of the English language through the study of grammar and conventions, and written and spoken language. A portfolio containing examples of these skills will be developed by the student showing mastery of the English standards. Course requirements include submission of a monthly essay, completing a Shakespeare play (during Fall Semester), and completing a novel from the English 9 reading list.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 10

Prerequisite: English 9 This course explores literature from many parts of the world and spans several centuries and cultures. The main goal of this course is for students to develop written, visual, and oral communication. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, continuing advancement of understanding of the English language through the study of grammar and conventions, and written and spoken language. A portfolio containing examples of these skills will be developed by the student showing mastery of the English standards. Course requirements include submission of a monthly essay, completing a Shakespeare play (during Fall Semester), and completing a novel from the English 10 reading list.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 11

Prerequisite: English 10 This course explores literature from American Literature, spanning several centuries and cultures. The main goal of this course is for students to develop written, visual, and oral communication. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, continuing advancement of understanding of the English language through the study of grammar and conventions, and written and spoken language. A portfolio containing examples of these skills will be developed by the student showing mastery of the English standards. Course requirements include submission of essays, completing an American play (during Fall Semester), and completing a novel from the English 11 reading list.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 12

Prerequisite: English 11 This course explores literature from Great Britain, spanning several centuries. The main goal of this course is for students to develop written, visual, and oral communication. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, continuing advancement of understanding of the English language through the study of grammar and conventions, and written and spoken language. A portfolio containing examples of these skills will be developed by the student showing mastery of the English standards. Course requirements include submission of essays, completing a Shakespeare play (during Fall Semester), and completing a novel from the English 12 reading list.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9-12

This course fulfills the English requirement for graduation. Student must have an IEP to enroll. The main goal of this course is for students to develop and increase their language usage, reading, and writing skills, with the emphasis on the four pillars of English: vocabulary development, grammar, reading comprehension, and written communication. This course is geared towards students in the Special Education program or those who are English Language Learners (ELL).

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Spring Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 9-12

Required for graduation; meets the Idaho Content Standards for Speech This course deals with public speaking situations. It explores various means of expression and communication. Emphasis is placed on preparation and delivery of speeches..

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 8-9

This is a one year course in the basic structure of Algebra and Geometry. This will include the study of Equations, inequalities, Functions, systems of equations, Data analysis, geometry basics, transformations, Reasoning and Proof, Lines, Angles, triangles and quadrilaterals. The first half will include the study of Algebra and the second half will include the study of Geometry. This course will replace Algebra 1. For graduation requirements you will need to complete this course and Integrated Course 2 with a 3rd Math course in your senior year.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9-10

This is a one year course in the basic structure of Algebra and Geometry. This will include the study of similarity, circles, surface area and volume, Exponents with rational exponents, polynomials and factoring, quadratic functions, probability, other functions and sequences and series. This course will replace Geometry in the typically high school sequence.. For graduation requirements you will need to complete this course and Integrated Course 1 with a 3rd Math course in your senior year. Successful completion of Integrated Math Course 1 with a D or better required for enrollment.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 10-12

Pre-requisites: C or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry. This is an extension of Algebra 1 for better understanding and application of basic algebraic skills. Emphasis is on systems of equations, polynomials, and quadratic functions and their solutions.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 11-12

This course provides a practical approach to math. Numerous hands-on experiences are provided. Concepts of algebra and geometry are incorporated in a meaningful way. Lessons and activities will include emphasis on personal finance and business applications.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9-12

Student must have an IEP to enroll. This course reinforces basic math skills for students who have previously attained them, and extend these skills to further applications and concepts. General Math includes the study of general math topics, such as arithmetic using rational numbers, basic geometry, basic statistics, and application of these skills to real world problems and situations. Enhancement topics: area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures, congruence and similarity, angle relationships, the Pythagorean theorem, the rectangular coordinate system, sets and logic, ratio and proportion, estimation, formulas, solving and graphing simple equations and inequalities (i.e., linear equations in one variable), and operations with real numbers.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9

This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. Earth Science focuses on the study of Earth and space. The topics covered include astronomy, earth structure, the scientific method, the solar system, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, rocks, and minerals, the study of Earth's surface, climate and weather, weathering, erosion, water resources, the atmosphere, weather, climate, and man's impact on the Earth.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 10

This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. Students will investigate the scientific method and the study of living organisms from molecular and cellular structures to genetics, from individual species and populations to how they interact with the biosphere, and human biology topics.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 11 or 12

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1. This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. This is a laboratory physical science course that studies the structure and composition of matter. Major areas of study in chemistry include: metric system and measurement, elements, compounds, and mixtures, chemicals formulas and equations, phases of matter, solutions, organic chemistry, Stoichiometric calculations, and nuclear reactions.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 11-12

This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. This is a class for those interested in class toward a natural resource career pathway. The course is entirely graded by the secondary instructor—all textbook and course materials are contained within the online course. This course will focus on ecological principles, including population, economics, environmental health, natural resources and their impact on society.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 10-12

This course is only open to students by faculty approval. This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. Student must have an IEP to enroll. Students will investigate many aspects of living organisms from the cell and genetics, to individual species and populations.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 11-12

This course is only open to students by faculty approval. This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. Student must have an IEP to enroll. Earth Science focuses on the study of Earth and space. The topics covered include astronomy, earth structure, the scientific method, the solar system, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, rocks, and minerals, the study of Earth's surface, climate and weather, weathering, erosion, water resources, the atmosphere, weather, climate, and man's impact on the Earth.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 11-12

This course meets the graduation requirement for a laboratory science course. Student must have an IEP to enroll. Students will develop problem solving skills and strategies while performing laboratory investigations of fundamental chemical and physical principles. Students will explore the structure and properties of matter, the nature of energy and its role in chemical reactions and the physical and chemical laws that govern earth’s interconnected systems and forces of nature.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9-12

This course reviews American history from early exploration to the Civil War.

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Fall Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 11-12

Required for graduation. This course will examine both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Students will gain a working knowledge of world economic systems, supply and demand, inflation and its causes, rights of consumers including contracts, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, credit, housing, buying skills, tax preparation, insurance, and budgeting.

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1 Semester, .5 Credits    Grade 11-12

This is a companion course to DC Political Science 101. Students taking this course must be enrolled in DC Political Science 101. This course introduces students to the functions of state and local government and provides the required elements to complete the American Government graduation requirement in one semester. Students will complete four anchor assignments that have been aligned with the Idaho Core Standards. This course will give students the knowledge base that they need in order to familiarize themselves with American Government at the state and local level.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9-12

This course is required for graduation. This course reviews American History from the Pre-Columbian era through the United States in today’s world.

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Fall Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 11-12

Student must have an IEP to enroll. This course will examine both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Students will gain a working knowledge of world economic systems, supply and demand, inflation and its causes, rights of consumers including contracts, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, credit, housing, buying skills, tax preparation, insurance, and budgeting.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 12

Student must have an IEP to enroll. This course covers the major elements of American National Government beginning with a background of governments in general. It includes a survey of the specific functions of the 3 branches of the U.S. Government. Other sections deal with the various powers such as taxing and commerce, regulation of immigration and naturalization, civil rights, political parties, pressure groups, suffrage, nominations and elections. The final semester examines state and local government. This will include state constitutions, state finance, municipal government in action, and case studies involving cities of the future.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 11-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 11-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

1 Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 9-12

Required for graduation. This class deals with the lifelong process of developing and maintaining a positive healthy person. Course content includes: fitness, nutrition, substance abuse, diseases, body systems, first aid, emotions, appearance, consumer and environmental health, and other subjects that pertain to the mental, emotional, and physical development of the individual. You are required to earn CPR certification during the course of this class (due at the end of the final unit). More information regarding finding a course can be found on the Course Webpage.

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Fall or Spring Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 9-10

Each student will be given the opportunity to learn and practice the basic skills and rules of play for individual and team lifetime sports and recreational activities. Sports and activities can include basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, badminton, soccer, bowling, pickle ball, frisbee, etc. Written tests over game rules are encouraged. This course focuses on basic skill development and rules of play.

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Fall or Spring Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 10-12

Please be advised that this course requires that you spend at least 5 hours per week on activities and textbook study. This course is best for students who have a desire to improve their cardiovascular and muscular endurance/strength, as well as learn how to apply nutrition and fitness principles to a workout program. This course teaches the basic knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain high level of personal fitness for life. Resistance training and cardiovascular workouts are highly recommended. Additional activities could include power hikes, sprints, jumps and other high intensity sports activities.

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1 Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 9-12

Student must have an IEP to enroll. This class deals with the lifelong process of developing and maintaining a positive healthy person. Course content includes: fitness, nutrition, substance abuse, diseases, body systems, first aid, emotions, appearance, consumer and environmental health, and other subjects that pertain to the mental, emotional, and physical development of the individual. You are required to earn CPR certification during the course of this class (due at the end of the final unit). More information regarding finding a course can be found on the Course Webpage.

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1 semester per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA. In order to satisfy the health and PE requirements for 7th and 8th grades, the student would also need to take a Transfer Credit PE course in addition to this course.

1 semester per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA. In order to satisfy the health and PE requirements for 7th and 8th grades, the student would also need to take a Transfer Credit Health course in addition to this course.

Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

1 Semester,1 HS credit    Grade 8-12

This course is available for high school credit to advanced 8th graders during spring semester. It fulfills the Career Exploration credit required for high school graduation. Students will explore personal interests in relation to career choices, identify possible careers, learn what preparation in terms of education and training are needed for identified career paths, and explore how these may be obtained from postsecondary schools or apprenticeships. Students will be introduced to the eCIS software for use in this course.

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Up to 4 semesters, Up to 4 credits    Grade 11-12

This course requires a paid position in the community. Students who document 80 or more hours of work experience during semester may earn one credit. Work Study will be scheduled outside of the regularly scheduled school day. This is a pass/fail credit. Students enrolled who do not provide documentation of work will receive an F. Student and employer evaluations are required, and the student must write a reflection paper and submit at the end of the semester.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 10-12

This credit involves doing volunteer work on special events and for members of the community, outside of the regularly scheduled school day. Students who document 80 or more hours of service per year may earn one semester credit. This is a pass/fail credit. Students enrolled who do not provide documentation of hours will receive an F. Student and mentor(s) must complete evaluation forms and the student must write a reflection paper and submit at the end of the semester.

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2 Semesters, 2 Credits    Grade 9-12

Students will focus on organizational and study skills. Emphasis will be placed on organizational technology, classwork preparation and time management. Students enrolled in Study Skills must qualify for Title 1 and meet for weekly tutoring with Title 1 instructors. This course is 100% graded by the teacher with input from Title 1 instructors. Students who struggle with organization and time management are encouraged to take this course.

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1 Semester, 1 Credit    Grade 11

Students will use the SAT Online subscription provided free of charge to practice skills and prepare to take the SAT in April.

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Fall Semester    Grade 12

Required for graduation. This course will include development of a resume, research into chosen career pathway, job shadowing and interview, submission of a research paper, and an oral presentation.

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1 Semester,1 HS credit    Grade 8-12

Enrollment in this class is by special permission only. Students with limited internet connectivity, students on an IEP or 504 plan and English Language Learners will be considered for enrollment. Students will explore personal interests in relation to career choices, identify possible careers, learn what preparation in terms of education and training are needed for identified career paths, and explore how these may be obtained from postsecondary schools or apprenticeships. Students will be introduced to the CIS software for use in this course.

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Up to 2 semesters per year    Grade 9-12

This course title should be selected if the student will be receiving instruction and semester grades from IDLA.

Grade 9-12

Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) courses are completely online and may be taken by I-DEA students for an allotment deduction of $100 each. The courses are a semester in length and last approximately 16 weeks with a proctored final exam at the end. Final exams must take place during the designated exam week.

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