IDLA Homeschool Information and Resources

Welcome to Idaho Digital Learning Alliance. We are excited that your homeschool student is joining our program.
This page provides all the information and resources that your student needs to be successful.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.


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Registration

To register your homeschool student, go to https://register.idla.us/ and use FastPass registration code: 2T84Q

Please note: It is best that you use different email addresses for the parent and student when setting up accounts.

Once your Site Coordinator approves your registration, IDLA will send a welcome email instructing you to set up a student portal and to take an orientation. This email can take up to 40 minutes to generate once registration is approved.

  • Emails come from: AutoEmail@idla.k12.id.us  Be sure to check your junk/spam folders if you haven’t gotten confirmation emails. This will be IDLA’s main method of communication.
  • If you never receive emails or if you end up with URL errors when setting up the student portal, please contact IDLA Tech Support (email, phone, chat.)

Course fees 

  • Elementary ELA and Math: $60 each per course, per term
  • Elementary Social Studies/Science: $30, per term
  • Secondary Cohort and Flex: $75 per course, per term.  
    • Some courses will require an additional text book that you are responsible to provide.
      This information is in the syllabus of each course.
      Course Catalog
  • AP Courses: Homeschoolers may not utilize AP courses if intending to take the AP exams UNLESS you have an agreement with a local educational agency (your boundary school?) to include your student in their testing schedule.
  • You will receive a payment request with a link to the Idaho State Department of Education’s payment site.
    *Your student’s seat is not claimed until courses are paid.
  • Enrollment into the next semester is not automatic. You’ll need to re-register for every new semester.

Resources

Contacts

Technical Support
Contact Information
Hours: M-F, 7:30am – 5:30pm MST

IDLA Registrar
Registrar@idla.k12.id.us
208.342.0207
Hours: M-F, 8:00am – 4:30pm MST

Homeschool Site Coordinator
Mandee Rice, IDLA
Mandee.Rice@idla.k12.id.us
(208) 918-4442 (call and text)

Orientation

The student will have access to courses once the orientation is completed and submitted. 

  • Elementary (grades K-5): A parent or guardian is expected to accomplish the orientation and be available, directly supporting their student during synchronous classroom sessions. Academic Year Calendar
  • Secondary (grades 6-12): Orientation is for the student only, but the parent will get the same emails. There is an option to set up a parent portal to keep tabs on how your student is doing.  Academic Year Calendar
  • IMPORTANT: The Orientation is INSIDE the student portal and has an exam at the end. The exam must be submitted or the system will drop the student from the class within the first few days of class.

Classes

The teachers will reach out to you directly and share contact information and instructions per class.

Elementary: Expect an hour per subject of daily independent work, including Fridays.

  • If you have registered your 3rd-5th grader for Science/Social Studies, synchronous times will vary depending on the teacher and will be 45-60 synchronous minutes per week with additional independent work.
  • Attendance: YOUR STUDENT CAN BE DROPPED FROM CLASS. Please read the Homeschool Handbook thoughtfully.

Secondary:  All secondary courses are asynchronous (no scheduled live meeting times.) Expect to spend 6-8 hours per week on the typical course. *Some courses will take longer.  Please help your student with time management skills and provide consistent external accountability support, expectations and work ethic guidance.

  • Please explore the use of the tutoring center early on and know what a great resource it is.