General FAQs

What grades are offered by Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA)?

ITCA offers full-time and part-time enrollment for grades 9–12.

What subjects will my student study?

High school students take English, history, math, science, and life skills courses. Additional course offerings will include a sampling of four groupings of career technical education (CTE) through Stride Career Prep courses to explore careers of interest and provide a foundation for pursing post-secondary occupational certifications.

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes, we provide all the textbooks and instructional materials needed to complete the program. These books and materials are sent to students directly.

Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?

Yes, ITCA is a public school in Idaho. Students can earn a diploma issued by the Idaho Office of Education based on successful completion and mastery of course content. High school students seeking part-time enrollment will receive a transcript upon successful completion of each course.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

At the high school level, students will spend nearly their entire school day online.

Do you provide curriculum for special needs students?

Depending on a child's IEP, we can tailor our curriculum to meet his or her needs. To discuss your child's needs, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with our special education team.

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?

Yes, high school students have the opportunity to take more advanced courses. Learn more.

Does my child receive trade or industry certifications through ITCA?

No. Students who attend ITCA and successfully complete career technical education courses for at least two years will have gained enough exposure to prepare for certification tests after graduation.

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, businesses), picnics, and other social events. We expect local students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. We are also exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the Internet. The online Family Directory provides a way for families to network with one another in their region of the state. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed based on shared interests rather than on geography and place.

Will this program intrude into my home?

Home visits are not part of the program, unless you ask your teacher to come to your home (which is completely optional), and there are no cameras or other intrusions. ITCA was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family's needs. If you ever feel ITCA is not right for your child or family, you can withdraw at any time.

How do I enroll my student?

For information on beginning the application process, visit our enrollment section.

Can students do extracurricular activities in their resident district?

State law in Idaho allows charter school students to participate in district extracurricular activities. Districts may charge charter school students a participation fee or decline a student if the district program is full. Part-time high school students may participate in the full scope of their resident district or charter school's offering.