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From the category archives: Mentor Programs, Tutoring, & Homework Help

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.

"Recovery Credits" 101

If you or your student has fallen behind on a class or two, there are options for making up those credits in order to graduate on time.

TIP: Confirm that you or your student are taking the RIGHT CLASSES so that they receive proper credit for high school and/or college courses.

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