Frequently Asked Questions

  • TVMSC is a school of choice for public, private, charter or home schooled students from throughout the Treasure Valley.

  • Students who attend TVMSC are bused to and from their home schools in Boise District.

  • There is no tuition or cost associated with being a student in TVMSC. This is a public school program that is offered within Boise Independent School District.

  • There is no cost associated with screening for consideration to enter TVMSC, however the scores from the screening will be used for the Student Selection process only. The scores will not be mailed home or shared from the screening as TVMSC covers all costs associated with testing and scoring these assessments.

  • Students must have completed the equivalent of Accelerated Math 7 or a school year of Pre-Algebra before entering the program, as the first math course they enter is Accelerated Algebra 1 (with additional trigonometry) which will show on students High School transcript. This course requires a thorough understanding of pre-algebra.

  • All cohort levels in TVMSC are multi-aged. Students are placed in their cohort based upon their academic needs in mathematics. Cohort levels are not grade levels!

  • If students have not completed or mastered pre-algebra at the time that they are screened, they have the option of attending TVMSC's Summer School program to take the Pre-Algebra/ Accelerated Math 7 course.

  • Students who enter the TVMSC program at the 8th grade cohort level or higher will be placed into the mathematics course that is appropriate for building upon their current math background.

  • Students spend half their school day at TVMSC and the other half of their school day at the school of their choice for the remainder of their classes.

  • Students only need to go through the screening process once in order to qualify for entrance into TVMSC. As long as students maintain acceptable academic standards each semester, they do not need to re-test to continue with the program, they will need to fill out an "Application to Return" form for the next school year.

  • Students may enter TVMSC as soon as they are ready for Accelerated Algebra 1 (regardless of their age or their grade in their original school). They may remain in the program until they graduate from high school, as long as acceptable academic standards are maintained.

  • Students who have left TVMSC with acceptable grades in their last year while in the program are able to re-enter TVMSC by contacting our office. (854-6800) They will need to provide the center with a copy of their transcript or report card showing the courses they have taken and grades earned while out of the program.