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General Education Resources & Links for North Idaho Education

Specialized Opportunities

Coeur d'Alene Police Explorers Program

The Explorer Program is a division of the Boy Scouts of America and is sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Police Department. The program is designed for young people who may be interested in a career in law enforcement.  Some of the services that Explorers provide are assisting at community functions and traffic direction. Applications are accepted in July & August.

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department Cadet Program

The CDAFD Cadet Program is aimed at preparing the next generation of Firefighters. The Fire Cadet program is aimed at high school seniors who may be interested in a career in public safety. Applications are accepted each prior to each semester.

 

Parenting / Caregiver Classes

Parenting Classes

  • iCARE Parenting Classes
    St. Vincent de Paul's iCARE program partners with parents to build stronger families, with classes such as Nurturing Parenting, Nurturing Fathers, and Love & Logic. Visit iCARE's website for locations, times, & registration information.
  • Mother’s Haven offers a variety of classes such as Car Seat Safety, Signing with Baby, Sing with me, Infant CPR & First aid, and other classes and support groups.
    UPDATE: October 1, 2017: Mother's Haven closed their brick & mortar store on Sept 30. Classes will likely be eventually relocated, but there is a new community site/forum for moms at MamaNook.com that is affliated with Mother's Haven.
  • READY! for Kindergarten is a program of classes for parents who have children ages 4 and 5. This program shares information about the lively early-learning years before a child enters school, which lays the foundation for all future learning. Classes are free to families in North Idaho, and free child care is provided.

Special Education

The Idaho State Department of Education defines "Special Education" as "Specially designed instruction or speech/language therapy at no cost to the parent to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability including instruction in the classroom, the home, hospitals, institutions, and other settings; instruction in physical education; speech therapy and language therapy; transition services; travel training; assistive technology services; and vocational education."

  • Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf & Blind
  • Total Communication preschool at Borah Elementary
    Provided through the Coeur d'Alene School District and IESDB, the program is four days a week and is free and open to deaf or hard-of-hearing children in any North Idaho county. Students can enroll anytime.
  • Idaho Training Clearinghouse
    The Idaho Training Clearinghouse (ITC), funded by the Idaho State Department of Education-Special Education, is designed to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state.
  • Education & Health Innovations
    Education & Health Innovations provides special education services in Couer d’Alene Idaho for children, youth and adults with reading, writing and math learning disabilities.
  • FOCUS
    A drugless approach to behavioral & developmental challenges.

Checklists

There are some great checklists available for parents and their kids to navigate their education from Pre-K (or even before - start that savings account now!) through high school.

North Idaho School Districts

Digital Learning

Idaho Common Core Links

Teachers / Educators

Mentor Programs, Tutoring, & Homework Help

Kootenai County

  • CDA4Kids - Club240 After School Programs
  • Kroc Center After School Program
    The Kroc Center's free after school program is for members and nonmembers, and includes a healthy snack and organized activities for youth in grades 6–8. Free transportation is provided Monday through Friday from Lakes, Canfield, and Woodland Middle Schools to The Kroc Center. Students work on homework, projects or study skills while supervised by Kroc staff from 3–4pm.
  • Goodwill GoodGuides® is a national mentoring program for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who want to learn about careers and prepare for success. The goal of the GoodGuides program is to equip youth to build career plans and learn skills to prepare for school completion, post-secondary training, and productive careers.
    MENTORS NEEDED! Peer mentors must be at least 16 years of age, and adult mentors must be 21 years of age or older. Since consistency is essential for successful mentoring relationships, a minimum of a one-year commitment is required.
    Contact Sherri Richardson, GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program Manager at 509-444-4309 SherriR@giin.org
  • NIC Peer Tutoring Program (for NIC Students)
  • Coeur d'Alene Tutors by Subject (ILCUSA.org)

Bonner County

Regional/Statewide

  • TRiO Idaho
    US Dept of Education TRiO Programs (Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, Veteran’s Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program) help students to overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to higher education. TRiO services include: assistance in choosing a college; tutoring; personal and financial counseling; career counseling; assistance in applying to college; workplace and college visits; special instruction in reading, writing, study skills and mathematics; assistance in applying for financial aid; and academic assistance in high school or assistance to reenter high school or college.
  • Strive for College
    Mentors volunteer to help high school students get in to college and pay for it.
  • Search for Tutors at Care.com
 

Idaho Education Links/Resources

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