How It Works
Public School Accountability
As an online charter school, Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA) is tuition-free and available to students in grades 9–12 throughout the state of Idaho. ITCA provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.
ITCA lets students learn in the ways that are right for them. The key is our individualized approach. We develop a comprehensive learning plan with objectives for each child. This creates a customized education for each student focused on his or her unique learning needs, goals, and interests.
ITCA uses award-winning high school academic curriculum and learning services from K12. Your student's learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection is available. Day-to-day procedures, such as recording attendance, teacher interactions, and coursework are conducted online. While lessons are online, they also use physical materials and offline tools.
In addition to exceptional academic curriculum, ITCA offers groupings of career technical education (CTE) courses built around four career pathways. Each cluster of courses focuses on required knowledge and skills, allowing students to explore a variety of occupations and industries.
ITCA teachers are state certified and trained in their specific subject area. At the high school academic level, while parents or guardians are involved in their child's learning by offering oversight and guidance, students work at more of a collective pace with a class of students in conjunction with the teacher. Students interact regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, and online meetings.
Superior Teaching Tools
Each ITCA student receives a loaned computer for the school year as well as boxes of materials, including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject matter. Subsidized Internet access is also provided.
Extensive School Support System
ITCA provides an extensive support system to both parents and students. Monthly networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling parents and the entire school community to keep in close contact.