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EVENT - April 5: 8-in-6 "Advanced Opportunities" Information Night

From the Coeur d'Alene School District Web Calendar:


Middle school students and parents are invited to Canfield Middle School on Tuesday, April 5th at Canfield Middle School for “8-in-6 Information Night,” providing information about the State of Idaho’s suite of “Advanced Opportunities” for students to take online courses free of charge, test out of coursework, and possibly meet high school graduation requirements early.

Counselors from each middle school and high school will join Mike Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, to discuss course options, planning and information about each of the programs available to students in middle and high schools.

Our event begins at 6:00PM in the Media Center.

For initial information, please visit the district’s Advanced Opportunities page at our district website.


April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Presentation & Book Signing

In an interactive, hands-on presentation, Author, Speaker, and Trainer, Stanley B. Lemons, talks with parents and students about the educational path from middle and high school to college. Mr. Lemons highlights critical steps for students to be successful in school and ultimately to earn their college degree.

The event is open to the public and will be at Lake City High School (6101 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d'Alene)

Pre-register on the events page of your copy of the Expanding College Opportunity book an student workbook on the website. Order online today! A limited number of copies of the book and student workbook will be available for sale the night of the event, with scholarship opportunities for families who may need or want assistance covering the cost of the materials. 

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Computer Science Comes to North Idaho

March 5: FAFSA Completion Day at North Idaho College

North Idaho College is sponsoring a FAFSA Completion Day THIS SATURDAY. Students do NOT have to attend NIC to attend this event.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Molstead Library

Get help completing the 2016-2017 financial aid application regardless of which college or university you plan to attend.

Social Security Number
Driver's License
2015 W2 Forms
2015 Federal Tax Return (if filed)

Sponsored by: Financial Aid Office
Phone: (208) 769-3368

February 24: The NIC Professional-Technical Open House

The NIC Professional-Technical Open House is an annual event that welcomes community members to learn about the Professional-Technical programs and short-term training programs offered through North Idaho College. College instructors will be on hand to provide information on programs and give tours of lab space. Student services professionals will be available to answer question about enrolling in Professional-Technical programs and financial aid assistance. Financial aid presentations will take place at 4:45 and 5:30. The Professional-Technical Education Open House will take place on Wednesday, February 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hedlund building. Parking on campus is free for this event. More information about this event can be found at

April 1 Deadline: Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships for 2016 Graduates

FROM ICF Feb 2016 e-bulletin:

The Idaho Community Foundation has more than 70 scholarship opportunities for students seeking assistance with the cost of higher education. The deadline to submit the ICF Scholarship Application is April 1.

In 2015, ICF awarded nearly $525,000 in scholarships to over 220 students throughout Idaho.

The application and information about all ICF scholarships is here. For more information, email Donor Services Director Elly Davis or call her at (208) 342-3535.



University of Idaho Regional Math Centers Help Teachers & Parents with Common Core

Spokesman Review Editorial: Education investment will pay off

"The path to improving Idaho’s economic prospects goes through postsecondary campuses. The Legislature must help more students on their way.

On Monday, Lt. Gov. Brad Little urged education committee members to adopt a resolution calling for 60 percent of Idahoans between the ages of 25 and 34 to have a college degree or postsecondary certificate by 2020. The State Board of Education adopted that goal in 2010.

It might take a revolution, rather than a resolution, to get there. The current rate is about 40 percent."

Read Full Editorial at:

Gov. Otter proposes boost for Idaho education


  • State ed budget would grow 7.9 percent
  • Governor also talked money for public defenders, constitutional fund
  • State workers would get a 3 percent raise

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