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Idaho Distance Education Academy is a highly rated, public, charter, online school located in Deary, ID. It has 824 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 46 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
606 South Ave
Deary, ID 83823
(208) 877-1513

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of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses


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We have done this school for 2 years now and we love it! I love that my kids can move at their pace for each subject. I love the distant teachers and how helpful they are. Testing is easy and not stressful. They know my children individually and treat them well! They work with me and have always been respectful and helpful. When we moved, we were without the internet for a MONTH but the teachers worked with me. They found things off the internet they could do, emailed me so I could check it on my phone, sent me PDFs so I could print off things at the library, was wonderful!
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Our family has used IDEA for ten years. All of the teachers, administrators, support staff and tech people are all very helpful and friendly. I appreciate the curriculum being made available for me at no cost. The teachers are available to help my children any time they need help. It's a huge time-saver for me to have the IDEA teachers set the pace with assignments. I appreciate the regular testing too to determine if my children are on track or if they need to spend more time on certain areas. The IDEA staff has been very helpful when we needed more than the usual due to various issues.
Idaho Distance Education Academy gave me the opportunity to be in charge of my own academics and schedule, which I loved. Online schooling gave me the freedom to do what I wanted and fit my schooling to ME. I was able to have a flexible schedule and participate in activities during the day which I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. It was also nice being able to do school work where I wanted. I would like to see some of the communication between students/parents and counselors changed. I had trouble my last year being able to get in touch with people in a decent time frame due to the number of students my counselor was assigned to. I also thing that it would be good to have some more activities so students can get to know each other. This would be best on the weekend and maybe doing a potluck and games at a park. I personally didn't really know any other the other students I graduated with.