Credit Recovery Courses

Idaho Digital Learning Alliance’s (IDLA) credit recovery program is a hybrid approach of a traditional IDLA course and a district-led intervention program. In partnership with the District, these courses combine required synchronous live sessions with asynchronous instruction to provide students with a high level of learning. These courses are intended for students who have previously failed a course required for graduation. If a student is a first time learner, IDLA has other options available for their specific needs. 

  • 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.

What is different in Credit Recovery from Cohort or Flex courses?

  • Credit Recovery courses have synchronous sessions in addition to asynchronous instruction. Students are required to attend one hour sessions each day, Monday through Thursday, using Google Meet. Attendance is recorded during each session and students with a total of 12 absences will be dropped from the course. Teachers will use their daily synchronous sessions for daily check in with each student, group walkthrough of lesson packages in addition to lesson practice activity (graded), and additional small group or individual student intervention, as needed.
  • Monitoring Site Coordinators will work in partnership with the IDLA Teacher to provide additional Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) support for students to help meet non-academic needs necessary for success. A brief training will be provided to Monitoring Site Coordinators to help equip them with the tools they need to provide this layer of support.
  • Credit Recovery courses will be capped at a maximum of 20 students per section to increase student-teacher contact time.