Who We Are

Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) is an accredited, high achieving online public charter school with a track record of excellence. I-DEA has many benefits outside of the traditional school environment, some of which are highlighted below:

  • Open to Idaho students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
  • Course options to meet student interests and need.
  • Parents play a critical role in their child’s education & provide daily instructional support.
  • Advanced levels of curriculum and courses are available to qualified students.
  • Wide range of educational services and supports to fit the needs of students
  • Flexible schedule options are available to accommodate student needs.
  • Excellent technology and certified teacher supports.
  • Many advanced learning opportunities for motivated students.

Our goal is to provide a challenging and engaging educational experience for every child.

Since 2004, I-DEA has been chartered under the Whitepine Joint School District and together we enjoy a mutual partnership in the common goal: preparing students for future success in the growing global marketplace. We thank the school district for its continued support for Idaho students and our school. And, we look forward to an ongoing partnership and relentless pursuit towards excellence in education producing successful outcomes for students statewide.

"Unlock your child's full potential at Idaho Distance Education Academy"


Our History