CEEB Code: 130064
Website: www.idahoidea.org
Director: Jason Bransford
Principal: Tera Reeves
Counselor: Marni Wattam

Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) is a state wide charter school. We have been a charter school since 2004. I-DEA is chartered through the Whitepine Joint School District #288 in Deary, Idaho. I-DEA is accredited through AdvancED. AdvancED is recognized by the state, nation and internationally as an accreditation program for schools. We partner with parents in the education of their students.

The enrollment at I-DEA, is 744 students in grades K-12. The enrollment at the high school is 168 students. We currently have an active National Honor Society. Students attend 6 hours of classes a day. Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take Dual Credit Courses at different post secondary schools in Idaho. 73% of our graduates leave with college credit and 20% of the Class of 2014 will have their Associates of Science Degree when they graduate from high school. Advanced opportunities from I-DEA are provided through college courses.

Grade Scale
A-Excellent 90-100 4
B-Above Average 80-89 3
C-Average 70-79 2
D-Below Average 60-69 1
F-Failure 59 or below 0

School policy was established to begin with the graduating class of 2013

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Graduation

GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 46 credits is required for graduation. There is no weighting of courses. Dual Credit courses are given half credit for high school credit. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in January and May.

Awards and Distinctions
  • Idaho Go-On School for 3 consecutive years
  • 5 Star School for 3 consecutive years
  • Met AYP for the past 4 years