Idaho Digital Learning Alliance offers various formats of supplemental course offerings giving students the opportunity to choose the best option for their preferred learning.
Cohort courses are offered on a 12 week or 16 week schedule with predetermined start and end dates which closely follow traditional school calendars, with the exception of a 6 week Driver Education course that is offered throughout the year. In this setting, students move through the course material with their peers. Academy courses are delivered 100% asynchronously so students can take their courses at any time of the day and from anywhere they have internet access. Cohort courses provide ample opportunity for students to interact with their teacher and with their peers.
Flex courses are designed to be delivered on a flexible schedule that is driven by the student needs. These self-paced courses allow students to work at their own speed and on their own schedule. Flex courses also allow students to be exempted from specific content if they are able to demonstrate mastery of that content through a unit pre-test. Students testing out of content would still need to complete the full unit post-test and any other assessment activities for the unit. Flex courses are fully online courses that are designed with additional flexibility of scheduling and pacing as compared to cohort courses.
Credit Recovery Courses
Credit Recovery courses are designed using a hybrid approach of a traditional IDLA custom session and a district-led intervention program. In partnership with a school district, these courses combine required synchronous live sessions with asynchronous instruction to provide students with a high level of learning. IDLA will provide the course content, Learning Management System, teachers, and internal support staff to offer the credit recovery program to districts. Districts will provide local personnel to support the students with intervention support, social-emotional support, physical and/or virtual technical access to courses, and transcription of credits.
Hybrid courses offer synchronous lectures and lessons to students via video conference as an opportunity for additional instruction, assessment, and practice in our traditional asynchronous courses. The blend of online and video conference provides authentic learning experiences in areas such as foreign languages, math, speech, and science. Hybrid courses foster an interactive learning environment reinforced with rich online activities offering students a high quality online learning experience. Please see your Site Coordinator for course options.